September 28, 2017

Community Kirtan with Jen Canfield & Ian Boccio!

I really loved doing this interview with Jen Canfield of the Call & Response Foundation & Ian Boccio of the Atlanta kirtan community & the kirtan […]

July 8, 2016

Let’s Play Kirtan!

When I was looking over the results of the recent New World Kirtan listener survey I noticed lots of interest in local kirtan, and several of you expressed an i […]

June 5, 2016

A Conversation With David Newman (Durga Das)

There’s nothing better than a good blast of Bhakti love, and the Hanuman Festival next weekend would be the perfect place to get you some. It’s happening Ju […]

March 10, 2016

Fresh Tracks 30

30 Fresh Tracks sets — that’s some kind of milestone! I love introducing new artists and new offerings from our favorite artists so these sets are s […]

October 1, 2015

A Community Kirtan!

This Friday we’re giving something a shot here in Corvallis — something I learned from Chantlanta & have always wanted to try. We’re […]

May 19, 2015

Singing Kirtan with Tree Frogs — OM Fest in Bermuda

Have you ever been to Bermuda? I’m back from my first trip to this incredibly beautiful island, and in this week’s show I’ll tell you about my […]

September 19, 2014

Memories of Bhakti Fest West 2014

This week’s podcast is very different from our usual Bhakti Fest wrap-up, and it’s because this year I had a very different experience at the festiv […]

July 9, 2014

Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014 Wrap-Up

This one should be titled “The Year We Moved Inside.” Because of heavy wind & thunderstorms the decision was made on Wednesday to move the entir […]

June 17, 2014

A Conversation With David Newman

David Newman or Durga Das,  is a kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter, best-selling author & inspirational teacher. His music is deeply joyful, an […]

April 2, 2014

Dave Stringer Comes To Corvallis

If someone had told me back in 2009 that in 5-years I’d be writing a blog post about Dave Stringer’s kirtan concert in Corvallis I would have though […]

March 25, 2014

Fresh Tracks 22

The Fresh Tracks sets are my favorite shows to produce. It’s exciting to hear new offerings from artists I’m familiar with, and others from unknown […]

November 5, 2013

Sunday Satsang (Blast From the Past)

This episode begins a new series for the podcast called Blasts From the Past. As mentioned last week, I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to put t […]

July 15, 2013

David Newman Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest

It was a perfect Saturday afternoon in Madison, WI. The crowd at Bhakti Fest Midwest was high with the joy of dancing, singing & celebrating together as a […]

October 2, 2012

The Morning Within

The music for this week’s set came about in a beautiful way. When I was in the midst of caregiving for my Mom I received a message on Facebook from two listen […]

July 2, 2012

Midwest Bhav, Sunday

What a day here in Madison! A stellar kirtan lineup, some wonderful fellowship within the community, and a rockin’, funky “Hey Shiva Shankara” […]

June 30, 2012

Midwest Bhav, Saturday

Saturday at the very first Bhakti Fest in the Midwest! In this special edition of the podcast we have an interview with Sridhar Silberfein, a fun chant from Dav […]

February 14, 2012

One For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day dear hearts! I’m off having a sweet Valentine’s day with my honey, so here is a love-filled set from the New World Kirta […]

December 6, 2011

Let’s Play Kirtan!

If you play a musical instrument and like to sing kirtan, this week’s set is for you. It’s five chants that are eminently singable and as a bonus th […]

 
May 10, 2011

Being With What Is

The essence of life is change … and isn’t that just a big old pain? Joni Mitchell used to sing about it so eloquently, but I’m not about to be […]

March 22, 2011

Can Kirtan Save The World?

Kirtan Konsciousness: Can Kirtan Save the World?

by Sony Trieu on March 21, 2011/Dharma Lounge

 
The images of the Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake re […]

February 15, 2011

The Love Train!

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and so this week’s set was inspired by Love.  There’s the “Radhe Suite” which tells the love story […]

November 23, 2010

Sunday Satsang

This week’s set is eminently singable–this I know because our kirtan group sang these chants at our Sunday Satsang this week.  You can use the podc […]

 
September 11, 2010

Hot Bhav

We’re back from Bhakti Fest to cool off and rest before seeing Krishna Das tonight.  It’s really hot on the festival grounds today, we’re bei […]

 
August 11, 2010

Who’s That Knocking?

I have been playing some serious hooky–and not just because it’s August, although that’s part of it.  I haven’t been wanting to engage […]

 
August 3, 2010

Bhakti Fest!

New World Kirtan is going to Bhakti Fest–that would be four days of kirtan, yoga and workshops in Joshua Tree, CA September 9-12.
This blows the door off […]

 
June 1, 2010

Rites Of Spring

Springtime in Oregon is a warmer extension of winter, and the rain has been unrelenting this year.  But the garden awaits, and so does the planting a red climb […]

 
April 20, 2010

Spring!

Mother Nature is serving up some glorious stuff these days.  I highly recommend walking outside with kirtan, you can read about my experiences with it here. […]

 
February 16, 2010

Thou Art The Lover

This week’s podcast is a special edition for Valentine’s Day.  It has some surprises–when you devote something to Divine Love you can never b […]

 
October 6, 2009

No Place Like Home

After a wonderful trip to the East coast (my second home) it feels very good to be back in Oregon where we are having an amazing Indian summer.  This is my fav […]

 
August 25, 2009

Sing!

Our satsang group met Sunday evening for the first time in two weeks, and it felt so good to sing!  There weren’t many of us–it seems the whole to […]

 
August 19, 2009

Sinking Into The Presence

I don’t know about you, but I’m a God-a-phobic.  I was raised a strict Catholic, and in that worldview God isn’t someone you could ever think […]

 
July 7, 2009

Things Go Better With Kirtan

Ain’t it the truth?  I’m listening to this week’s podcast with a big smile on my face remembering singing (most) of it on Sunday night.  The […]

 
June 17, 2009

Time To Vacate

I’m off to LA for a bit of a vacation at the end of the week to visit with my brother, among other things, and since I’ll be away from my studio the […]

 
June 10, 2009

Two Enchanted Evenings

Saturday night Shantala came to our town & gave the final concert of their most recent tour.  It was a magical experience to see them live and sing with th […]

 
May 27, 2009

Kirtan Galore!

We continue to have glorious weather here in Oregon, the sun makes such a big difference in our lives!  The artists continue to send me their beautiful CD&#821 […]

 
April 28, 2009

Creative Juice

The weather here in Oregon has been changeable, which is typical for spring.  But the creative juices are flowing, due in part to an improv acting class I&#821 […]

 
April 21, 2009

Live Kirtan Rocks Big Time

Oh my.  I’ve never been to a concert like this one.  No applause.  Meditation between songs.  Musicians totally accessible.  The loving community cre […]

 
March 24, 2009

Walking With Kirtan

I”m just back from a walk with the music from this week’s set.  It’s  a cold, nasty windy rainy day . . . and I expected the kirtan to do it […]

 
March 10, 2009

Sunday Satsang

I was introduced to kirtan in an unusual way.  Years ago I met Sujita, a Yoga teacher who lived in an old farmhouse just outside of town.  She had classes the […]

 
March 3, 2009

Only One Sin . . .

Late last spring an Indian woman named Mother Meera came to our town and I went to see her.  The experience changed my life.  She’s coming again this mo […]

 
February 10, 2009

Kirtan For Dummies

OK, I’ve decided to create an elevator speech for kirtan, because people don’t know what it is.  And when I try to tell them what it is and how great it is […]

 
February 3, 2009

Radhe, Radhe, Radhe

I’ve put David Newman’s “Radhe Suite” in the podcast this week.  It’s the chant that has been following me around for several weeks, so now you get t […]

 
January 28, 2009

Let Everything Be As It Is

I’m posting some new links for you at the Website this week.  There’s a beautifully simple take on meditation from Adyashanti’s “Spontaneous Awakening […]