April 15, 2014

Deep Chill

This week’s podcast is another that features a guided meditation at the beginning, followed by chants that continue the mood. We’re featuring relaxa […]

January 15, 2013

Nataraj, the Dancing Shiva

Nataraj is the dancing form of Lord Shiva. Usually you see this depicted in bronze as the god Shiva dancing in a circle of flames with his foot crushing a demon […]

December 13, 2012

Oh Canada!

This week’s set is filled with the music of  kirtan artists from Canada. Enjoy!

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Om
Mercury Max
The Eternal Om

OM
Wade Imre Mo […]

November 20, 2012

Sleepytime

It’s Thanksgiving once again, time to savor and give thanks for the good, the bad and the ugly in our beautifully messy lives. I have much to be thankful […]

August 7, 2012

The Hare Krishna Set

The podcast this week is a listener requested re-run. Enjoy!
The chant “Hare Krishna” has gotten a bad rap. Since the 1960s the chant has become wel […]

April 18, 2012

Songs to Krishna

The chant “Hare Krishna” has gotten a bad rap. Since the 1960s the chant has become well known outside of India, mostly due to the efforts of the In […]

March 6, 2012

120 Kirtan

Lately I’ve been seized by a strong desire to get fit. Maybe it’s the impending spring, but the desire to get out and move around is really strong. […]

February 21, 2012

The Faces Of Ganesh

Ganesh pops up a lot on the podcast. We have shows dedicated to him here, and here. Ganesh is the guy you want ahead of you on the path, clearing the way with h […]

 
May 31, 2011

Yo Ganesh — it’s me, pick up!

This week’s set was inspired by several requests for a set to Ganesha. We have one in the back catalog called “Ganesh Is Fresh”, here’s […]

 
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 […]

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 […]

March 2, 2011

Fresh Kirtan Tracks 4

This week’s set features all new kirtan, and it also holds another theme — one of healing for the planet. We’re all in for a ride, and it will […]

 
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 […]

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 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 […]

July 27, 2010

Songs For Sid Redux

‘Songs for Sid’ originally posted back in December, and was my attempt to express in music my emotional ride with the death of a beloved family dog. […]

 
June 23, 2010

Simple Gifts

Often the simplest gifts are the most moving.  Several weeks ago, Spirit Voyage’s free Friday download gave me a gift in the form of a beautiful kirtan l […]

 
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 16, 2010

Kirtan To Snooze With

My goal this week was to create a deeply peaceful set, and I think I succeeded–because while listening to it today I fell asleep!  That wasn’t te […]

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 12, 2010

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

When I was younger I was employed as a singer in a church choir located in center city Philadelphia.  Every Sunday the choir would gather in the vestibule of t […]

 
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 […]

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 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 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 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 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.  […]

 
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 […]

 
June 10, 2009

Two Enchanted Evenings

Saturday night Shantala came to our town & gave the final concert of their most recent tour.  It was a magical experience to see them live and sing with th […]

 
June 3, 2009

Wake Up Sleeping Soul!

I borrowed the title of this week’s podcast from a song on Ten Million Moons, the title of the newest CD from Gauravani & As Kindred Spirits.  This i […]

 
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 […]