Adam Bauer Live in Santa Monica CA
EXPERIENCE THE SUBLIME BEAUTY OF SACRED CHANT WITH ADAM BAUER
A kirtan and satsang with sacred chant artist Adam Bauer is a deep immersion in bhakti—the yoga of devotion, a blissful union of hearts and voices carried on a current of music and love. With his warm baritone voice and sonorous harmonium accompaniment, Adam leads his chanting sessions with a gentle, grounded energy, guiding participants to profound levels of conscious awareness.
A lifelong student of the devotional life, Adam took vows of renunciation, poverty and celibacy at age 18, living as a monk for several years while studying the healing arts. He also spent many years as a bassist for renowned kirtan artists Krishna Das and Shyamdas, and has recorded three albums of his own devotional music— Shyam Lila (2014), Wonderville (2017) and Return to the Sacred (2022).
For Adam, the art and practice of kirtan is intricately bound up with satsang, which, he says “is when we gather together as truth seekers in community, cultivating a remembrance of spirit and devotion as we all navigate our paths through this wild world. Sometimes satsang involves singing, story telling or readings from inspiring devotional texts, sometimes just diving deep into silence or conversations that explore and enliven our connection with Life and all its radiance.
Adam will be joined by Stephen Bross on Tabla and Ezra Landis on guitar. Govind Das will open the evening with a few songs. Jordan Loder, former tour manager of Deva Premal & Miten and Snatam Kaur, will sit in on responder vocals for a song.
Please note: all ticket sales are final & non-refundable. This event may be audiovisually recorded and/or livestreamed–your attendance shall confirm your consent to be recorded and included in any live media or recorded content produced at this event.
* Note on Health & Safety: Masks are always welcome. Let’s gather safely and enjoy good association and the blessings of community together! If you are feeling unwell, have active symptoms, or have recently been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid, please be safe and take care of yourself.