November 15, 2013

A Return To My Bhakti Beginnings

by Spring Groove
 
This begins a series of columns by kirtan artist Spring Groove. Spring currently lives in Bologna, Italy and is Dave Stringer’s back-u […]

October 29, 2013

The Get Real Set

After what we just went through in the United States with the government shut down, I’m feeling angry — how about you? Being angry is not a pleasant […]

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 […]

August 13, 2012

Fresh Tracks Redux

The first Fresh Tracks set was in 2010, and they have been opportunities to bring you new tracks from the world of kirtan. This is the first of those sets, fill […]

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 […]

 
May 10, 2011

Being With What Is

The essence of life is change … and isn’t that just a big old pain? Joni Mitchell used to sing about it so eloquently, but I’m not about to be […]

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 […]

 
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 […]

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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 2, 2010

100% Gayatri

The Gayatri Mantra has an impressive resume.  Revered for thousands of years by Buddhists & Hindus alike, it is considered a supreme vehicle for enlightenm […]

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 […]

 
January 5, 2010

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night . . .

Welcome to the New Year, dearest New World Kirtan listeners.  January in Oregon is windy & rainy–there are lots of dark and stormy nights.  Probably […]