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 […]

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 […]

August 30, 2015

The One Where Kitzie & Ragani Talk About Leading Kirtan

Several weeks ago I had a really great chat with my sweet friend, Midwest kirtan wallah Ragani. We got to talking about an experience I just had leading kirtan […]

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 10, 2014

Bhakti Fest Midwest Sampler

Bhakti Fest Midwest is right around the corner, and this week’s set features artists who hold down the Midwest scene —  it’s a kirtan hotbed! […]

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 […]

June 18, 2013

Laughing With Ragani

The delightful Ms. Ragani & I have some history. When I first started singing kirtan, the Yoga teacher used CDs. We chanted to a lot of different artists, I […]

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 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 […]

April 24, 2012

Fresh Tracks 12

Kirtan artist Ragani has a great idea– let’s get the global kirtan community together for a virtual sing-along. Are you in? It’s open to anyon […]

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 […]

October 11, 2011

Healing

The weather is changing, and it fits my frame of mind. Oregon’s rainy winter has always suited my inner curmudgeon, and now the rain feels like a blessed […]

June 7, 2011

Gems

You’ve probably noticed the podcast is a day late this week, and if you’ve ever spent several hours loading software under a deadline you have an id […]

May 28, 2011

Indian-derived stress relief practice Kirtan gains popularity

Here’s a segment from Fox 6 News in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring Ragani being interviewed & showing her leading a kirtan. You’ll enjoy the int […]

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 22, 2011

Prayers

It’s spring break here … yeeha … and it’s also time for me to take a little break. This show played about a year ago, and since I&#8217 […]

February 22, 2011

Sunday Satsang III

This week’s set was the convergence of two things; a really great satsang on Sunday, where we sang most of this set, and the arrival of several new kirtan […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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.   […]

 
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 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 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 […]

February 23, 2010

Ganesh Is Fresh!

He’s our favorite elephant, isn’t he?  I like to think of Ganesha as dancing on the path before me sweeping obstacles out of my way with his trunk, […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
May 13, 2009

Better Late Than . . .

Sorry about that.  The improv class on Monday night is cutting into my production time, and last night (Tuesday) I had a Zonta dinner to go to . . . and it&#82 […]

 
May 5, 2009

Kirtan To Move You

This week’s set came about because of a task I had to do when I was tired.  I needed something to focus my mind & energize me, so I put together a se […]

 
April 7, 2009

Welcome Spring

Sometimes the feel for the whole podcast is inspired by a song.   “Bhaja Mana Ma” by Shantala combined with the sun in my eyes served as inspirati […]

 
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 […]

 
December 21, 2008

Our First Kirtan Podcast, Happy Solstice!

Just a reminder of two upcoming kirtan events.  The first is on New Years Eve in Portland, OR.  The headliner is Wah!, and the event is “Jai Ganesh&#822 […]