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 […]

December 22, 2015

Surprise Package 2

Winter Solstice is always special to me because it marks the anniversary of the launch of the New World Kirtan Podcast. It hardly seems possible that it has bee […]

May 19, 2015

Singing Kirtan with Tree Frogs — OM Fest in Bermuda

Have you ever been to Bermuda? I’m back from my first trip to this incredibly beautiful island, and in this week’s show I’ll tell you about my […]

March 26, 2015

A Conversation with Sean Johnson of the Wild Lotus Band

This conversation with Sean Johnson was recorded way back in December before Christmas. I’d intended to release it sometime in January, but then came the […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 8, 2013

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band at Bhakti Fest 2013

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band played a beautifully moving set at Bhakti Fest West this year. Their music was colored by a terrible family tragedy &#82 […]

March 19, 2013

He Ma Durga

Durga. She is one powerful goddess. Later this week I’ll be posting the talk on the deities given by Dr. Manoj Chalam last month at the Denver Chant Fest […]

November 13, 2012

Running With Kirtan

Running used to be a passion of mine. I ran for years, usually to music, and loved it. Running has since been replaced with swimming & Yoga, and I love my n […]

October 30, 2012

Fresh Tracks 16

This podcast is dedicated with love to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The set this week takes me back to the warmth of the weather and the open hearts o […]

January 17, 2012

He Ma Durga

The word Durga means ‘invincible’ in Sanskrit. Durga is an incarnation of the Mother Goddess, and she is extremely powerful. She is also extremely p […]

 
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 16, 2011

Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Saturday

Back at the B&B, but my head is still filled with music. Here’s who I saw today; Joey Lugassy, with a break-out set. Amritakripa, homies to Joshua Tre […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

 
September 12, 2010

Bye Bye Bhakti Fest

We’re flying out early tomorrow morning, and I’m noticing how very quiet it is … and how full I am. We’ve been bathing in a sea of Love […]

 
June 29, 2010

Funkalicious Kirtan

This week’s set was inspired by the sun finally getting its act together and making a steady appearance here in Oregon.  We got a lot of rain this spring […]

 
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 […]

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, […]

 
January 26, 2010

Shiva Shoutout

I love putting the podcast together, for me it’s a magical process.  It’s always a surprise to see the songs that have decided to show up for the w […]

 
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 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 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 […]

 
August 4, 2009

Changin’

Lately I’ve had the classic R&B channel on in the background. It’s great–it plays all the funk & soul music I listened to growing up i […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]