Krishna Das is a leading figure in the burgeoning popularity of kirtan, the traditional practice of call-and-response chanting with Sanskrit mantras, helping to move this form of bhakti yoga from intimate gatherings to large concert halls. Called by many “yoga’s rock star,” for his layering of traditional kirtan motifs with accessible melodies, modern instrumentation, and his distinctive, soulful voice, which is said to touch the deepest chord in even the most casual listener. The best-selling Western chant artist of all time, he has produced numerous albums, one of which, Live Ananda (2012), was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category. He is also the author of memoir, Chants of a Lifetime. On June 6, 2021, he and other prominent kirtan artists will be featured in Chant for India, a free concert to benefit India in its COVID crisis.
Michael Pollan's book "How To Change Your Mind" surveys the highly controversial terrain of the renaissance of both the science and popular usage of psychedelic substances. As one of our most brilliant and clear-eyed explorers of such topics as plant intelligence and how we feed ourselves, Michael will share his luminous insights from what began as investigative reportage and became a very personal interior journey into the mystery of consciousness and the nature of spirituality.
Eckhart Tolle shares wisdom on the pathway to what he calls becoming “a full human being.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will engage in a conversation on The Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops with Greta Thunberg (environmental activist), William Moomaw (lead author on reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change/IPCC, and the co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize) and Susan Natali (a renowned Arctic scientist) from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on January 10, 2021. The conversation will be moderated by Diana Chapman Walsh, President emerita of Wellesley College and is organized by the Mind & Life Institute. Viewers are requested to please follow their local social distancing rules while viewing the live webcast.
“Love is what we are; we don't get it from somebody, we can't give it to anybody, we can't fall in it or fall out of it. Love is our true Being.” -- Krishna Das
Join Self-Realization Fellowship for a three-hour meditation including sessions of devotional chanting (kirtan) with the SRF monks kirtan group. This special event is part of the 2020 SRF Online World Convocation, a free weeklong immersion in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
From "Deva Premal - The Essential Collection (1998 - 2020)" This song invokes the all-attractive Lord Krishna.
"The heart is like a mirror. When we dust it off, we are able to see ourselves. The dust is all our stuff - guilt, anger - this stuff is reflected back to us. Practice removes the dust from the mirror of our hearts." - Krishna Das
A virtual evening of deeply moving santoor by Kaviraj Singh, one of the brightest talents amongst British Indian classical musicians. Kaviraj is one of the UK’s youngest members of the classical Indian music scene and has made a name for himself in proliferating a traditional form of music with a modern British perspective. He is be with accompanied by Upneet Singh on Tabla.
"We come from love and light, we return to love and light, and the mysterious pathway is what happens in between." - GuruGanesha