With Worldwide Icon &
Bestselling Western Chant Artist
Krishna Das
 
 
 

 
 

Learn how to return to your authentic Self, move out of reactivity and into choice, and maintain peace of mind even amidst challenges — both inside and out.

 

Here you still are...

Right in the middle of a cyclone of world-altering circumstances, conflicting news from every angle, serious health concerns, and a national uprising for equity.

Many of us are struggling to find the best way to be with ourselves and in the world right now — longing to start venturing out and participating in life, while remaining safe and well. 

Many people are frustrated and angry... grieving the loss of an existence they once knew — and wanting to help heal grave injustices.

It’s intense and confusing, isn’t it? And, because our interaction with the outside world continues to be limited… we have nowhere to go but inward, to witness and release our own suffering...

But how to do this when it seems that our minds are fighting against us?

This is why spiritual practice is so profoundly necessary right now. Just as we need to practice in order to master a musical instrument, we need spiritual practice to train ourselves to release stories that cause our suffering.

If you’re looking for a new way to gently touch into that place of self-investigation and understanding… join us for a powerful hour with global icon and bestselling Western chant artist Krishna Das (KD), as he guides you toward deeper knowing — through the spiritual practice of chanting.

He’ll also offer profound insights on how to gather strength... so that no matter what happens in the outside world, you can summon that place of peace and connection within...

… and engage with the world in a way that minimizes suffering for yourself and others.

Chant Your Way Out of Reactivity 

Lately, our buttons are being pushed beyond what many of us have experienced in our lifetime.

And, while you may not be able to alter the external circumstances surrounding you — at least, not on your own — you can transform your thought patterns… the way you feel and respond to what’s happening. As a result, difficult situations become less painful because you're not as emotionally invested in them.

Devotional chanting, which has long been 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… to be more at ease in THIS moment, and then the next…

Of course, there are many spiritual practices designed to bring us continually into the NOW...

So why chanting?

Chanting helps you stay focused… using the mantra as the object of awareness.  

It coaxes 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.

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 the stronger your willingness  to let go into that place, the more you’ll experience a swell of peace and contentment arising from within. Each time you come back to the mantra, you strengthen new neural pathways in the brain which allow you to embody who you truly are: truth, beauty, unlimited joy... and prevailing love.

In this profound and inspiring hour with KD, he’ll engage you in a specific chant — a devotional mantra in which he recites the names of the Divine Presence. 

Repeating this mantra with attention and sincerity can help you meet your authentic being... and discover the love that lives within your heart.

 

In this 60-minute free online event, you’ll:

 
  • Understand that your knee-jerk reactions are based in fear, clinging, craving, or pushing away — and result in more suffering 
  • Learn how to lean on your practice to calm you down and open you to more choice about how you respond to life 
  • More easily release your judgmental thoughts — and let go of the stories you believe about yourself and your life
  • Experience a chant in which you recite names of the Divine... to magnify your ability to uncover peace in your heart and develop your inner warrior
  • Experience a deeper connection to your Inner Being through chanting with Krishna Das
 
 

We’re so fortunate that Krishna Das — a dynamic and powerful spiritual teacher and world-renowned performer — is  with us to guide our evolution through this dark time. 

And during this online event, you’ll discover how you can deepen your work even more with KD in his upcoming 8-week live video course — where you’ll practice embracing the love that lives within you and become more at ease, resilient, grounded, and compassionate during the weeks, months, and years ahead.

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Free Video Event

 
 
 
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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 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

 
“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

 
“[Krishna Das is] the Chant Master of American Yoga.”

The New York Times

 
“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.”

Sign Up Now

Join this FREE video event with Krishna Das and learn how to return to your authentic Self, move out of reactivity, and maintain peace of mind in a world full of fear, loss, and injustice.

Free Video Event

 
 
 
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