September 25, 2015

Fresh Tracks 29

I’m back from vacation with a new Fresh Tracks set! This one features some different offerings — an Island-influenced Krishna chant from the Hanumen, an […]

June 24, 2015

Light of the Sun — The Gayatri

Lately I’ve been sort of obsessed with the Gayatri Mantra. According to Hindu mythology the Gayatri came into being at the very beginning of the Universe […]

January 13, 2015

Shiva’s Dance of Creation & Destruction

Shiva has always been a difficult deity energy for me to get my mind around. He is both the creator and the destroyer — what’s that about? After doi […]

December 20, 2014

The Great Invocation

Tonight is Winter Solstice, and it’s also the 6th anniversary of the launch of the podcast. This has been a beautiful path of seva for me, a joyous circle […]

September 30, 2014

Donna De Lory Live at Bhakti Fest West 2014

This week we have the second of the sets recorded at Bhakti Fest West 2014 — Donna De Lory’s Sunday evening dance party that ended the festival. The […]

September 25, 2014

A Conversation With Donna De Lory

I’m almost finished listening to the recordings made at this year’s Bhakti Fest, and I’m happy to let you know that Donna De Lory’s grea […]

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 […]

September 2, 2014

Bhakti Fest West 2014 Sampler

At long last the time has come to pack our bags and head to Joshua Tree, CA for Bhakti Fest. For a lot of us who go to the festival it’s an annual pilgrim […]

May 21, 2014

Jai Jai Ma!

This set was inspired by a walk I took last week. As I was walking ‘He Ma Durga’, the Donna De Lory chant in this week’s set came up, and I beca […]

May 6, 2014

Shakti Fest 2014 Sampler

Shakti Fest, the beautiful spring celebration of the Bhav at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, occurs next weekend — and for the first time in several year […]

April 15, 2014

Deep Chill

This week’s podcast is another that features a guided meditation at the beginning, followed by chants that continue the mood. We’re featuring relaxa […]

 
November 12, 2013

Fresh Tracks 20

In the introduction to the podcast this week I talk a lot about Ram Das. When I was in my early twenties Be Here Now literally blew the doors of perception ope […]

May 15, 2013

A Conversation With Donna De Lory

Donna De Lory loves to dance — on stage she is a whirling dervish, literally dancing through her entire set. Her harmonium is on a stand, so she never has […]

November 1, 2011

Om Namah Shivaya

This week’s podcast is about honoring Shiva, the name of the consciousness that lives within each one of us. “Om Namah Shivaya” means “I bow to […]

 
May 3, 2011

The OMmersion Set

I’ve been missing OMmersion, how about you? I’ve looked at all the videos at the Bhakti Beat (great site, check it out), and I wanted a music set to […]

April 26, 2011

Fresh Kirtan Tracks 5

This week’s set is full of great new kirtan music. We have cuts from Dave Stringer & Spring Groove’s newly released CD “Yatra”, and […]

 
March 29, 2011

The Faces Of Ma

Ma, Earth Mother, has many faces. She can be benevolent & peaceful, but some of her other faces can be powerful & frightening. I’ve chosen the cha […]

March 15, 2011

Kirtan For Surrender

The theme for this week started out as “Surrender”, but originally I meant it  in the sense of surrender when practicing Yin Yoga. As the week prog […]

February 8, 2011

Kirtan Divas

Several friends departing for vacation last week prompted me to coin my new motto: Kirtan Is My Mexico!. To take a mental vacation from your cell phone & co […]

 
December 14, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different

This week’s set is a mostly English set (that’s the different part).  Our favorite kirtan artists perform songs that aren’t in Sanskrit, and […]

 
March 23, 2010

The HCR Set

While we were singing this set on Sunday night, the US House was voting on health care reform.  The vote was important to me for many reasons, and so was direc […]

 
December 15, 2009

Guardians Of Being

In the podcast this week I mention a book that I loved reading in the last week, and one I would recommend to any animal lover.  It’s called “Guard […]

 
November 3, 2009

An Observation

My morning routine usually starts with a cup of something hot & the New York Times.  When I started producing the podcast I added kirtan listening to this […]

 
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 […]