March 17, 2011

The Ones The World Has Waited For

Message from the Hopi Elders
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on […]

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 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 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 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 […]

 
November 30, 2010

Not In Our Town

There was a candlelight vigil in our town tonight.  It was organized as way to surround a mosque firebombed this weekend with light and community support.  Th […]

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 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 […]

 
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 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 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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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, […]

 
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 […]

 
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.  […]

 
July 28, 2009

Swimming In Kirtan

I’ve been doing some lap swimming this summer, especially in the last week when Oregon has been so hot.  A wonderful discovery has been the chant playing […]

 
July 21, 2009

The Invitation

The words of every chant were designed long ago with the purpose of taking you on a journey–but it’s just a sweet invitation.  If you choose to say […]

 
July 14, 2009

Living Spiritual In A Material World

I don’t know if Mother Meera is exactly my guru, but I go to see her whenever she comes to town & I read her books.  She explains the world in a way […]

 
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 […]