Learn how to come home to your Self, move more deeply into your heart, and release and transform the negative stories you believe about yourself and the world.
Imagine sitting on your favorite beach, watching and listening to the waves as they wax and wane.
Each wave is different. Some are little laps against the shore. Some rush at you and drench the edges of your blanket before they retreat. Some create a huge arc and crash hard with a roar as they hit the sand or rocks. Some are barely audible... a gentle ripple.
You don’t attach a feeling or judgment to any one of them as they ebb and flow, do you?
You don’t react or have an emotional response to each individual wave that comes toward you. You’re just mesmerized by the peacefulness, the constant rhythm — like unconscious breathing — as they come close and recede.
What if you could experience your life in the same way?
What if every situation, every event, no matter how sweet or tumultuous, were just another wave for you to witness, or even ride, calmly and without judgment?
As hard as it is to believe while this unexpected, massive global crisis is still on the rise, you CAN maintain your inner peace under any circumstances — with the help of an established daily spiritual practice.
Join us for a powerful hour with Krishna Das, global icon and bestselling Western chant artist, as he introduces you to the sacred process and profound effects of chanting.
Devotional chanting, which is practiced in a wide range of wisdom traditions, has been used for centuries as a way to train people to stay present in the here and now.
Chanting helps you stay focused... using the mantra as the object of awareness.
It coaches you to exercise your letting-go muscle — and develop the fortitude to release negative thoughts and emotions and the stories you believe about yourself... or anything else that takes you away as each moment comes and goes.
What you think of yourself, your life, your work, your community, and our world can change — not by altering external circumstances you can’t control, but by transforming your thought patterns. As a result, difficult situations become less painful because you're not as emotionally invested in them.
Of course, there are many spiritual practices designed to bring us continually into the moment...
So why chanting?
In the East, there’s a general understanding that the indwelling spirit of all beings is one and the same. Your true nature resides in the “heart cave,” which is the seat of the soul.
Chanting uncovers that place within you.
And as you discover that place, you’ll begin to experience a swell of peace and contentment arising from within. Each time you come back to the mantra, you create new neural pathways in the brain which allow you to move more deeply into who you really are: Truth, Beauty, Unlimited Joy… and Real Love.
In this profound and inspiring hour with Krishna Das, he’ll engage you in a specific chant — a devotional mantra in which he recites different names of the Divine Presence.
Repeating this mantra with love and devotion can help you open your heart and access your inner strength, which influences your experience of life regardless of what’s going on in the outside world... even if just for a few minutes.
In this 60-minute free online event, you’ll discover:
- How to release your thoughts — and let go of the stories you believe about yourself and your life
- A chant in which you recite names of the Divine... to start to uncover love and peace in your heart and develop your inner warrior
- Respite from your overactive mind and anxiety around the global pandemic — a much-needed reset
- The many ways you’ll begin to sit differently in your heart as you practice chanting — and how that may manifest in your life
- A taste of how, when you chant as daily spiritual practice, you start to calm your mind, relax your body, and come into rhythm and alignment with a higher frequency
- The capacity Krishna Das has to guide you into an altered state... with just the power of his voice and presence
We’re so fortunate to have such a dynamic and powerful spiritual teacher and world-renowned performer to help us through this painful moment in history.
And during this online event, you’ll discover how you can deepen your work with Krishna Das — to embrace the God within you and become more at ease, resilient, grounded, and compassionate during the weeks, months, and years ahead.
Sign Up Now to come home to your Self, move more deeply into your heart, and release and transform the negative stories you believe about yourself and the world.
Enter Into Your Heart Space Through Devotional Chanting is a free online event now playing through The Shift Network. Choose your preferred date and time to access this online event with Krishna Das.
What People Are Saying About Krishna Das...
“... [Krishna Das’] heartsongs open the channels to God.”
Krishna Das is an example of someone whose heartsongs open the channels to God.
— Ram Dass, bestselling author and spiritual icon
“... chanting for hope when in sorrow, a sense of belonging when feeling adrift...”
I’ve met many people who regularly turn to Krishna Das’ chanting for hope when in sorrow, a sense of belonging when feeling adrift, and for the sheer joy of recalling the power of love. I’m just like that too.”
— Sharon Salzberg, world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author
“... a voice that could move a mountain to dance.”
A fun, yet serious man with a voice that could move a mountain to dance.
— Waylon Lewis, Founder of Elephant Journal
“... I feel like I’m... home.”
The music begins and, five seconds later, I feel like I’m... home.
— Jesse Kornbluth, Writer and editor of the HeadButler.com
“... Krishna Das put sacred Sanskrit mantras on the music map.”
Hailed as yoga’s “rock star,” Krishna Das put sacred Sanskrit mantras on the music map.
— Alan di Perna, music historian, author, and journalist
“[Krishna Das is] the Chant Master of American Yoga.”
— The New York Times
“A living treasury of traditional Kirtan.”
Krishna Das is immersed in the traditional Kirtan lineage. He became a Kirtan singer simply because of his devotion to his Guru. Plus his voice is extraordinarily rich and full. I would recommend potential students work with him, because he’s the real deal. A living treasury of traditional Kirtan.
— Lama Tsultrim Allione, the first Westerner to be ordained as a Nun by HH Karmapa 16; and author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons, and Wisdom Rising
“... his outside voice and his inside voice... they feed me delicious holy food.”
Krishna Das is everything I love about life, with a deep wisdom and humanity, the deepest sweetest heart, great humor, brilliant insight, and plainspoken goodness. His spirituality and voice are both muscular and tender. He is pure India and Long Island, malas and plaids. I love his outside voice and his inside voice; they are the same and they feed me delicious holy food.
— Anne Lamott, Author, political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher
“... learning with Krishna Das is always a deep, heart-transforming experience.”
Working with and learning with Krishna Das is always a deep, heart-transforming experience. He is a treasure. His tender, loving, and all-too-human stories, his hard-won wisdom, his beautiful music and courageous devotion have continually invited me to open my own heart and live in a greater sense of mystery, grace, and love.
— Jack Kornfield, PhD, Buddhist practitioner, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the author of several bestselling books
“He’s a real guy with real wisdom to share...”
KD is the perfect mix of insightful and funny, deep and accessible, kind and grumpy. He’s a real guy with real wisdom to share and a beautiful warmth that shines through in his music and his message. If you’re looking for an alternative to woo-woo love-and-lighters in thin, white robes telling you everything is sunshine and lollipops, KD is your man.
— Pete Holmes, Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcaster
“Any student who is called to work with Krishna Das is most fortunate...”
I’ve taught retreats with Krishna Das for years now; he is one of the most unfailingly generous and quietly talented colleagues and friends I know. He dips freely into a wellspring of steadily reliable spiritual and musical creativity that is rare in this world. Krishna Das also has the gift of being able to communicate that inspiration in his art so that we too can taste it and join him, singing our intense love of God and each other. Drawing on music from East and West, Krishna Das weaves stories from his lived experience of a path of growth in wisdom and understanding. Any student who is called to work with Krishna Das is most fortunate, for they will be learning from an accomplished artist and humble spiritual teacher willing to share the auspicious legacy of a lifetime of devotion.
— Trudy Goodman, Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage, and the founding teacher of InsightLA
“His kirtans... are haunting and hypnotic.”
His kirtans, chanted in the ancient Sanskrit language, are haunting and hypnotic.
— The Washington Post
About Krishna Das
Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das — known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD — has taken call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the bestselling Western chant artist of all time. His album Live Ananda (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.
KD spent the late ’60s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass. In August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to devotees as Maharaj-ji.
Given the name Krishna Das, KD began to chant as part of following the path of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion.
He took solace in music, finding peace and strength in both his Bhakti yoga practice as well as in such heroes as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Bruce Springsteen (whom he laughingly calls “the Bodhisattva of New Jersey”). KD also co-founded Triloka Records, a California-based label specializing in world music, releasing such artists as Jai Uttal, sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan, and legendary jazz musician/composer Jackie McLean.
In 1994, KD started to lead chanting at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC, with an ever-growing audience of yoga students that has led him to chant with people all around the world. In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, which was streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, which has been shown in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 10 countries, is available on DVD everywhere.
KD’s 16th album, Peace Of My Heart, released in October 2018 on behalf of the Kirtan Wallah Foundation, offers nearly two hours of deeply moving, meditative, and artfully restrained new recordings born out of a request from a yoga teacher who works with children on the autism spectrum. Forgoing the ecstatic tempo changes so common to temple-style kirtan, these five new tracks move slowly and deliberately. The song-to-song steadiness is both striking and soothing, and as emotionally impactful as ever.
“The chanting just hits you and you want to be a part of it,” KD promises. “That’s the point of this whole thing. That’s what cuts through all the ‘stuff.’ You get lit up. You don’t have to know what it means.”