January 25, 2011

Kirtan All Stars

This week I wanted to put together a set of my favorite kirtan chants, and found it was a very hard task indeed!  We just have to have more All Star sets, beca […]

January 18, 2011

Enter The Sound Current

This week’s set was inspired by an article on Spirit Voyage’s blog called “Healthy Living: 10 Reasons to Meditate”.  The blog tells how […]

January 11, 2011

Sunday Satsang II

The chants in the Sunday Satsang sets are designed to be sung!  You can sing them in a group, as we do, especially if you’re also in a small town where l […]

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 […]

December 21, 2010

Fresh Kirtan Tracks 3

Happy Solstice everyone, and Happy Birthday to the New World Kirtan podcast!  As we turn two years old our podcast community continues to grow–and so doe […]

 
December 7, 2010

Toss & Turn Kirtan

One of my least favorite times of the day is around 4AM.  That’s because I’m often awake, up much earlier than I’d like, and trying to get ba […]

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 16, 2010

Fresh Kirtan Tracks 2

This week’s set is another one of all new kirtan, as new CDs have been arriving fast & furiously.  And if you’re a fan of the October 8 Jai Utt […]

 
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 […]

 
November 2, 2010

Kirtan For Election Night

Probably like most of you, I’m constantly struggling with my need to be informed and my desire to stay positive.  A balance has been especially hard to a […]

October 26, 2010

Mostly Dave

What’s not to love about Dave Stringer?  He inhabits a genial spirit, and creates music which never fails to lift my mood.  In my heart there is a speci […]

 
October 19, 2010

Travelling Kirtan

A good thing about travelling is I have time to listen to a lot of kirtan on the plane, and this trip there were CDs from a lot of new artists.  It’s goo […]

 
October 16, 2010

Living Spiritual In A Material World

As you know we’ve been traveling, so this week we have a repeat podcast from July 2009.  We’ll be back to a regular schedule starting next week.   […]

 
October 8, 2010

It’s All Jai

The podcast this week comes to you from Cape Cod in October—what more need I say?  The weather is incredible, there’s lots of seafood and I’m surro […]

 
September 29, 2010

Conversation With Sridhar

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sridhar, the executive producer of Bhakti Fest.  For those of us who are craving to be back in the Bhav at Joshua […]

September 23, 2010

BhaktiFestified!

I read the word “BhaktiFestified” somewhere recently, and it so perfectly describes how I feel—I’ve had a taste of the Bhav, and now there’s n […]

 
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 25, 2010

Resistance Is Futile

If there’s anything I’ve realized from my time listening to kirtan it’s that I can always count on it.  No matter my mood, if I listen to som […]

August 18, 2010

Fresh Tracks 7

Putting the podcast together is a miraculous process–I’m always curious to see what Spirit has planned for the show.   This week, the perfect CD s […]

 
July 6, 2010

Kirtan Live With Ragani

‘Best of Both Worlds’ by Ragani was the first kirtan CD I ever bought.  When I was thinking of starting a kirtan podcast, the first call I made wa […]

May 26, 2010

Dance of Kali

I’ve heard the goddess Kali described as gentle mother, fierce warrior.  That could also describe my mother … the fiercest warrior in our family. […]

 
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 […]

 
April 27, 2010

Prayers

In kirtan I think there are subtle distinctions between prayers, invocations and mantras — but I was in a praying mood this week, and these were the chant […]

 
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. […]

 
April 6, 2010

Spirit Voices

In my spiritual practice of singing kirtan there are vocalists I resonate with–their voices open my heart.  When I hear them sing their glorious songs, s […]

 
March 30, 2010

The People Of Love

Sunday night my husband, son & I went to see Snatam Kaur sing kirtan.  What a light she is, standing in her faith so strongly that it’s impossible […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
December 28, 2009

Happy Birthday New World Kirtan!

The New World Kirtan podcast is one year old, and it has been downloaded over 73 thousand times!  That number just knocks my socks off.  This podcast started […]

 
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 […]

December 8, 2009

Songs For Sid

Last week our beloved black Lab Sid left us, and it was both a terrible & beautiful experience. His last gift to our family was his death and the healing i […]

 
November 24, 2009

Thanks A Lot

The chants in this week’s podcast are some of my favorites from the new kirtan CDs I’ve listened to over the last several weeks.  It’s a podc […]

 
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 10, 2009

Warming Up With Mantra

If you’re a podcast listener, you know that I work as a voiceover actress.  I like to sing to warm up my voice before I start work, and this week I&#8217 […]

 
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 27, 2009

Mantras For Precarious Times

Last week I mentioned a new CD I found by Deva Premal called “Mantras for Precarious Times”.  It’s a selection of seven mantras chosen specifical […]

 
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 […]

 
October 13, 2009

Dancing In The Street

It’s a great new day–I’ve started a kirtan band and life is good.  The band has two guitar players, several different kinds  of percussion, […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
September 15, 2009

Back To The Front

Every once & awhile a chant will follow me around for weeks, and sometimes it suggests a theme for the podcast.  The chant haunting me lately is “Amm […]

 
September 8, 2009

Joyride!

I’m talking Dave Stringer’s new CD, and what a joyride it is.  It hasn’t been released yet, but we have a preview in this week’s podcas […]

 
September 1, 2009

Breathe In The Quiet Center

Summer is ending–there are changes coming & I’m feeling pensive.  Change is a constant–in the weather, in our bodies, in life.  As sweet […]

 
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 […]