November 11, 2014

Dance Dance Evolution 2

Dance Dance Evolution. Because every once in a while you just want to dance your way into the Lightness of Being.
Until next week dear friends.

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October 8, 2014

Surprise Package

One of the best things about 5-years of  producing the podcast is the huge file I’ve accumulated of my all-time favorite kirtan chants. The show this wee […]

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 […]

August 27, 2014

A Conversation with Deva Premal & Miten

Years ago I was doing Yoga to a CD by Shiva Rea, when I heard a voice on the soundtrack singing words that were unfamiliar to me. The voice was so pure & c […]

June 17, 2014

A Conversation With David Newman

David Newman or Durga Das,  is a kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter, best-selling author & inspirational teacher. His music is deeply joyful, an […]

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! […]

June 3, 2014

Fresh Tracks 23

There’s nothing I like more than loading new kirtan CDs into my phone, putting on headphones and going out for a walk — I know it […]

May 27, 2014

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

This week’s podcast first posted back in April 2012, and is one of our most downloaded shows. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past my friends. Until […]

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 […]

May 13, 2014

A Conversation With Gina Sala

Gina Sala is a vocalist, composer, music director, sound healer and teacher from Seattle. Her love of the human voice has taken her to performing and studying t […]

May 6, 2014

Shakti Fest 2014 Sampler

Shakti Fest, the beautiful spring celebration of the Bhav at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, occurs next weekend — and for the first time in several year […]

April 29, 2014

The Power of Om

This week’s podcast is a solid hour of the mantra Om, which is not so much a word as “rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barrie […]

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 […]

April 2, 2014

Dave Stringer Comes To Corvallis

If someone had told me back in 2009 that in 5-years I’d be writing a blog post about Dave Stringer’s kirtan concert in Corvallis I would have though […]

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 […]

March 12, 2014

Jai Maha Lakshmi

This week’s podcast has a few surprises. There’s a different format — it starts with a meditation on abundance with a chant to Lakshmi from De […]

January 14, 2014

Kundalini Fresh Tracks

This is the first podcast to feature all new music from Kundalini artists, and there are some beautiful offerings here. I especially loved Krishna Kaur’s […]

December 20, 2013

Dance Dance Evolution

This week’s show has the music to get you up and dancing through your last minute holiday errands and into the New Year — it’s also the last p […]

 
December 3, 2013

Fresh Tracks 21

This week we have another set of new music from artists familiar and brand new, and there’s more to come — the next Fresh Tracks will be from Kundal […]

November 19, 2013

OM Shiva

Lord Shiva, “he who is oblivious to the world“, is the most powerful of the Hindu deities. He is known as the destroyer, and is believed to be at t […]

 
November 12, 2013

Fresh Tracks 20

In the introduction to the podcast this week I talk a lot about Ram Das. When I was in my early twenties Be Here Now literally blew the doors of perception ope […]

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 […]

October 15, 2013

Fresh Tracks 19

The Fresh Tracks sets are some of my favorites. This week’s show features a mix of kirtan artists who are new to the scene, and several from old favorites […]

August 21, 2013

The Hanuman Chalisa: Entering the Flow of Grace

The Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn to Hanuman, the Hindu deity who is the central character in the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. It tells of his strength […]

August 14, 2013

Mantras For A Prosperous Life

Prosperity means different things to different people. For me it encompasses more than money — it’s a fullness of love, family, Spirit, community &a […]

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 […]

June 4, 2013

Shakti Fest 2013 Wrap-Up

After a festival like Shakti Fest, returning to the world takes a while. Always I feel as though the cells in my body have been shaken up & put back togeth […]

April 2, 2013

Fresh Tracks 18

The Fresh Tracks sets are my opportunity to introduce you to new kirtan artists, and new offerings from established kirtan artists. This week’s set has a […]

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 […]

March 12, 2013

ChantLanta! Peace, Love and Kirtan in the South

Atlanta had it’s very own kirtan festival last weekend! The ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival has been bringing the Bhav to the South for four years, and […]

January 26, 2013

A Tribute to Shyamdas

This was a tough one to produce. Shyamdas was a bright light in our kirtan community, showing us the way of the true Bhakti. Teacher, singer, friend, kirtan gan […]

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 […]

 
January 8, 2013

Fresh Tracks 17

I’ve been looking forward to this one! It’s the first set of the New Year, my birthday, and also the start of a new phase for New World Kirtan. Afte […]

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 […]

December 13, 2012

Oh Canada!

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

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Mercury Max
The Eternal Om

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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 […]

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 […]

October 23, 2012

Invoking Tara

The chants from this week’s podcast invoke Tara, the Goddess of Peace & Protection. Tara appears in virtually every culture on Earth, and represents the M […]

October 16, 2012

The One For Peace

It’s election season once again, and here in the United States we have been subjected to a constant barrage of poisonous political ads for months. It&#821 […]

October 9, 2012

Fresh Tracks 15

This week’s set comes from the treasure trove of new music I brought back from Bhakti Fest. There’s plenty to love here from artists old & new, […]

October 2, 2012

The Morning Within

The music for this week’s set came about in a beautiful way. When I was in the midst of caregiving for my Mom I received a message on Facebook from two listen […]

August 28, 2012

Fresh Tracks 14

I found this week’s set to be inspiring, because the featured music brings us fresh, new interpretations of chant & kirtan. From Ian Boccio’s re […]

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 […]

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 […]