June 18, 2016

Where Is Western Kirtan Headed? Conversations With Kirtan Leaders, Part 2.

The next two podcasts will be released back to back, and they continue the conversation about where Western kirtan is headed. Creative artists today are facing […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

 
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 8, 2012

Shakti Fest Sampler

I’m off to Joshua Tree — one of my most favorite places — for one of my most favorite festivals. Shakti Fest is devoted to the Divine Mother t […]

March 13, 2012

Fresh Tracks 11

This week we have a Fresh Tracks set, which means the artists are either new to the podcast or they’ve been featured before & now have a new CD. The m […]

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 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 […]

 
August 9, 2011

What The World Needs Now …

… is love, sweet love? Close, but no cigar. The world can always use more love, but this week’s podcast is all about compassion. For Tibetan Buddhis […]

 
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 19, 2011

Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Sunday

Another beautiful, perfect day in the desert. Sunday was Hanuman’s birthday, and there were so many magical, synchronistic moments.  Here were the stando […]

 
March 29, 2011

The Faces Of Ma

Ma, Earth Mother, has many faces. She can be benevolent & peaceful, but some of her other faces can be powerful & frightening. I’ve chosen the cha […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
December 14, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different

This week’s set is a mostly English set (that’s the different part).  Our favorite kirtan artists perform songs that aren’t in Sanskrit, and […]

 
November 30, 2010

Not In Our Town

There was a candlelight vigil in our town tonight.  It was organized as way to surround a mosque firebombed this weekend with light and community support.  Th […]

 
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 […]

 
September 11, 2010

Hot Bhav

We’re back from Bhakti Fest to cool off and rest before seeing Krishna Das tonight.  It’s really hot on the festival grounds today, we’re bei […]

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 […]

 
August 3, 2010

Bhakti Fest!

New World Kirtan is going to Bhakti Fest–that would be four days of kirtan, yoga and workshops in Joshua Tree, CA September 9-12.
This blows the door off […]

 
April 21, 2010

Walking With Wah

This is a post originally published September 2008 at an old blog of mine that isn’t available anymore.  I love walking with kirtan, this might give you […]

 
March 23, 2010

The HCR Set

While we were singing this set on Sunday night, the US House was voting on health care reform.  The vote was important to me for many reasons, and so was direc […]

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, […]

 
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 […]

 
August 19, 2009

Sinking Into The Presence

I don’t know about you, but I’m a God-a-phobic.  I was raised a strict Catholic, and in that worldview God isn’t someone you could ever think […]

 
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 30, 2009

Home Again, Home Again

And although LA was great, it’s good to be home.
I really like this week’s set, I hope you do too.  Enjoy your week.  Namaste.

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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 […]

 
March 17, 2009

The River Saraswati

I don’t know a lot about the mythology of the Hindu gods, but being involved in an artistic pursuit (voice acting) always has me searching for the elusive […]

 
January 19, 2009

Celebrate Change!

The set this week celebrates the inauguration of  Barack Obama as our next President  The chants are all about about clearing out old energy and bringing in n […]

 
January 12, 2009

This Week’s Kirtan Set with Krishna Das, Wah! & More

NAME
ARTIST
CHANTBOOK

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Mercury Max

Namah Shivaya
Krishna Das
p.6

Krishna in 7
Wah!

Magic Mantra
Satkirin Kaur Khalsa
p. 11

Om Nam […]

 
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 […]