November 3, 2016

The 2016 Election Care Package

I don’t know about you but at this point in our election I feel like I need a psychic shower. The toxicity is stressing us out, and there’s nowhere to escap […]

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 […]

July 3, 2015

Fireworks with Krishna Das

Don’t know why, but every once in a while Krishna Das is the only artist I want on my playlist. I’m in one of those moods now, and thought I’d […]

June 3, 2015

Kirtan/Meditation Circle 2

This is the second in our podcast series of Kirtan/Meditation Circles — the idea is you can customize these sets and use them for your own practice or as […]

February 1, 2015

Cure Your Kali Yuga Blues

This week’s show started out being about the Kali Yuga — otherwise known as the Age of Quarrel — and ended up being about an epic back spasm t […]

November 29, 2014

A Thankful Heart

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while you know that the kirtan community here in Corvallis started with a group of us singing to CDs — […]

November 19, 2014

Calling Out to Hungry Hearts, Words & Music by Krishna Das

This week at the top of the podcast we have the recipe for a yummy tulsi chai tea concentrate that you can make either iced or hot — SO good on a cold mor […]

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 […]

June 27, 2014

Krishna Das LIVE at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014

Any time is a good time to sing with Krishna Das, but singing with him live is the best. This is the set he and his great band played for us last Saturday nig […]

June 15, 2014

Krishna Das, Jai Uttal & the Love of Maharaj-ji

Elephant Journal June 13, 2013
By Chris Grosso
“While the legendary Hindu Maharaj-ji passed away before my time, I’ve  been lucky to have had candi […]

June 3, 2014

Fresh Tracks 23

There’s nothing I like more than loading new kirtan CDs into my phone, putting on headphones and going out for a walk — I know it […]

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 […]

November 19, 2013

OM Shiva

Lord Shiva, “he who is oblivious to the world“, is the most powerful of the Hindu deities. He is known as the destroyer, and is believed to be at t […]

 
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 […]

August 21, 2013

The Hanuman Chalisa: Entering the Flow of Grace

The Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn to Hanuman, the Hindu deity who is the central character in the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. It tells of his strength […]

April 16, 2013

Calling Out To Hungry Hearts — Words & Music by Krishna Das

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Krishna Das. As a singer I appreciate the deep resonance of his voice — it’s an amazing instrument. But […]

March 12, 2013

ChantLanta! Peace, Love and Kirtan in the South

Atlanta had it’s very own kirtan festival last weekend! The ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival has been bringing the Bhav to the South for four years, and […]

December 21, 2012

Shift Happens

It’s December 21, 2012 and could the day be more auspicious? It’s the winter solstice, the end of the Mayan calendar, and New World Kirtan’s 5 […]

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 […]

June 20, 2012

Let’s Play Kirtan II

The “Let’s Play Kirtan” sets are designed for those of you who like to sing kirtan & accompany yourself on an instrument. They’re al […]

March 13, 2012

Fresh Tracks 11

This week we have a Fresh Tracks set, which means the artists are either new to the podcast or they’ve been featured before & now have a new CD. The m […]

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 […]

November 8, 2011

Wish I Was There

This week I got a hankering for some of the live stuff. I missed my fix at Bhakti Fest this year, and OMmersion in April was just too long to wait. So, an all l […]

June 5, 2011

Why Do We Chant?

In this article, Krishna Das was asked “Why do you sing? And what does singing bring to you in your life?” He answered, “I sing to save my mis […]

May 19, 2011

Sunday Satsang IV

I love the Sunday Satsang sets. I know if I cue one up on my IPod, soon I’ll be singing along. It’s better than just about anything I know to get me […]

March 29, 2011

The Bhakti Path

This is a great video featuring Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer & other kirtan artists talking about the path of Bhakti Yoga. Thanks to our friends at […]

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 […]

January 4, 2011

The Power Of Intention

The mighty ape Hanuman is featured in the music this week, in honor of his Birthday.  Hanuman is said to represent the untold power that resides within each on […]

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 […]

 
November 9, 2010

“Keep Going, Say What You Know”

This summer I happened to catch an entry by Tami Simon on the Sounds True blog.  The entry was titled “Keep Going, Say What You Know”.  It struck […]

 
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 […]

 
September 11, 2010

An Evening In the Bhav

We got back from Bhakti Fest too late last night for me to post (yawn)–I either have to get fitter or younger, because getting tired is a drag when there& […]

 
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 […]

 
May 4, 2010

Mouldy Oldies

Kirtan is by definition old, but the set this week was dictated by my need to sing some kirtan that fit like an old shoe.  These are a few of the songs our k […]

March 9, 2010

Totally Krishna Das

The hardest thing about putting this week’s set together was limiting myself to an hour–Krishna Das’ work contains a multitude of riches.   […]

 
November 17, 2009

Getting To Real

One of my all-time favorite books is “The Velveteen Rabbit”, and getting to “real” has been a personal & professional goal.    So […]

 
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 […]

 
October 20, 2009

The Secret One Inside

I’ve always loved the imagery in the song “There Is A Secret One Inside”.  Based on a poem by Kabir, it helps me to remember there is someone […]

 
September 21, 2009

Inside

It’s time for me to take a little break, my friends.  It has been an emotional several weeks, and it’s time for me to ground out for awhile on the […]

 
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 […]

 
August 11, 2009

The Moment

I’ve mentioned before that often during my day a chant will start playing itself in my brain, much like pop music did when I was listening to FM radio.  […]