Talking Shop with Krishna Das

Talking Shop with Krishna Das

Subscribe to Outside+ now to get unique access to all of our content, including sequences, instructor tips, video lessons, and much more. YJ: Can you tell me about how you met your guru, Neem Karoli Baba? KD: I met Maharajji at a time when I didn’t have a life of my own. I was 23 years old, terribly depressed and neurotic, and I was at a bad place in my life. In my life, I wasn’t doing anything productive, and I was willing to try something different. YJ: And how did you get the idea to start chanting?

He wanted us to sing, therefore I felt compelled to sing, and so I did.

KD: He sent me back the way I came.

“Do you have any thoughts about your father?” I responded affirmatively.

  1. “You’ve got an attachment there.” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
  2. “It’s too horrible,” he remarked.
  3. YJ: Do you have a hatha yoga practice of any kind?
  4. I’m 54 years old, and my body is beginning to show signs of wear.
  5. I’m committed to making my heart open to others, and asana practice may be quite beneficial in this regard–if it’s done with the appropriate purpose.
  6. KD: It’s truly remarkable how little music I actually listen to these days.
  7. Anything that has a tinge of reality about it appeals to me.

When it comes to your day-to-day existence, how does your chanting practice fit in?

Because I’m spending more time in that area, it has an impact on my relationship with the rest of the world.

YJ: Can you describe your gut reaction to the experience?

When you fall in love, what you are truly seeing is a reflection of your own beauty on the face of the person you are with at the time.

Then it’s a snowball effect that happens: The more you learn about where you are and how it feels, the more you want to be there.

YJ: Do you believe that Indian culture is becoming increasingly diluted?

I was born on Long Island, not in the Himalayas, as many people believe.

When a new tune begins to emerge, the chord progressions that have become ingrained in my subconscious as a result of my early exposure to rock & roll are simply sitting there.

My chanting is not in the conventional sense.

The way we assess ourselves is more severe than how they judge us.

YJ: Do you believe your workkarma yoga to be effective? KD: I receive a lot of e-mail and a lot of phone calls, to be honest. People have expressed their gratitude for how chanting has benefited them in their lives. Nothing but “Me, too” comes out of my mouth when I see them.

Events

Sunday, January 30, 2022 to Saturday, February 5, 2022 Yandara Yoga Institute is located in Baja California, Mexico. »

Hanging Out in the Heart Space Free Online Satsang

Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EST| Event that occurs on a regular basis (See all) Every week, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and continuing through Thursday, March 3, 2022, there will be an event. ONLINE – Multi-Channel, the time shown is for New York City. Participate from any location in the world! »

A Kirtan Musical Experience – Discover the essence of chanting practice

Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. ESTONLINE, The time displayed is for New York. Participate from any location in the world! »

MindfulnessDevotion Free Webinar

@ 8:30 pm-9:30 pm on Thursday, February 10, 2022 When you see the time shown for New York, it is the time in Eastern Standard Time (ESTONLINE). Participants from all around the world are welcome to participate! ».

Hanging Out in the Heart Space Free Online Satsang

Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EST| Event that occurs on a regular basis (See all) Every week, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and continuing through Thursday, March 3, 2022, there will be an event. ONLINE – Multi-Channel, the time shown is for New York City. Participate from any location in the world! »

Hanging Out in the Heart Space Free Online Satsang

@ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm on Thursday, February 24, 2022 EST| Event that occurs on a regular basis (See all) Every week, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and continuing through Thursday, March 3, 2022, there will be an event. ONLINE – Multi-Channel, the time shown is for New York City. Participate from any location in the world! »

Hanging Out in the Heart Space Free Online Satsang

@ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 EST| Event that occurs on a regular basis (See all) Every week, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and continuing through Thursday, March 3, 2022, there will be an event. ONLINE – Multi-Channel, the time shown is for New York City. Participate from any location in the world! »

An Evening of Devotional Heart Chanting with Lama Surya Das and Krishna Das

@ 7:30 pm-9:30 pm on Thursday, March 3, 2022; Event that occurs on a regular basis (See all) Every week, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, until Thursday, March 3, 2022, there will be an event that begins at the same time. ONLINE – Multi-Channel, the time shown is for New York City time zone. Participants from all around the world are welcome to participate! ».

Krishna Das Retreat at Garrison Institute (SAVE THE DATE)

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An Evening with Krishna Das POSTPONED to May 21

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. EST Time Zone: PDTWilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W 8th StLos Angeles, CA90005United States of America »

Workshop: Chanting and Conversation with Krishna Das POSTPONED to May 22 (venue will be announced soon)

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Buddhist Arts and Film Festival presents Krishna Das POSTPONED to June 21

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Ep. 59

Podcast: Click here to open in a new window – Episode 59 of Call and Response Love that is sincere Q: I simply wanted to know whether you believe in real love and if you have found or feel that you have personally experienced True Love. I was wondering if you could answer these questions. That is the question I have. Thank you very much. “Love with a capital ‘L’ is something quite different. It is not a feeling at all. It is not a feeling in the same way that an emotion is.

  1. It’s a substantial structure.
  2. It’s like the sky of the Mind, where everything dwells in perfect harmony.
  3. the thing without which there can be nothing, without which there can be no true love.
  4. Right now, love is peering out from behind our closed eyes.
  5. Right now, in fact.
  6. We, on the other hand, do not perceive the love.
  7. We are unable to see what is gazing at us.
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Krishna Das is credited with inventing the term “Krishna Das” (Krishna means “Krishna” in Hindi).

As a result, I’m discovering that I’m able to sustain longer periods of bliss consciousness.

” However, your Kirtan Wallah CD was given to me by my gorgeous ex-wife two or three years ago.

It’s something I listen to all the time.

I’m driving along the English countryside, shouting at the top of my lungs to your great music, and I’ve discovered that your music has the effect of bringing me into Bliss Consciousness fairly instantly.

It’s a very great and thoughtful present.

As a result, the Goddess has smiled upon me, in large part as a result of your song.

Because I believe that we are all searching for the One.

And I just wanted to know whether you believe in real love, and if you have found or feel that you have personally experienced True Love, please let me know.

Thank you very much.

KD: People who are founded in genuine love, on the other hand, just radiate love.

That was my experience with Maharajji, to the extent that I was karmically able to feel it at the time of writing.

Anytime.

If it isn’t, you are free to proceed.

Thank you very much for everything, and thank you for your beautiful music.

I was very much in love with a lady, more than once, but this one specific time, I was with my Indian father, who was a wonderful yogi, and I was with this particular woman.

He was concerned in the affairs of the globe.

He was the patriarch of a huge family, including children and grandkids.

He appeared to be well-versed in every subject.

When I finally came to a halt, he murmured, “My boy.” “Relationships are a business,” he explained.

Carry on with your business.

Love is something that lasts around the clock, 365 days a year.

You are not permitted to give it to anybody.

He was someone I despised.

I’m being popped out of my bubble.

I mean, they’re definitely the most effective approach for us to discover more about ourselves.

We are always in a state of connection with everything.

However, this does not imply that you are receiving love as a result of your actions.

It is not a feeling at all.

It encompasses the entire universe.

It has a significant presence.

It’s.

Everyone is taken into consideration.

Each and every one of us.

Love is peering out from behind our closed eyes.

We’ve seen the evidence.

We only see what the person who is looking at us sees.

Because we don’t know how to view ourselves, it’s all an issue of expectations.

Yeah.

Is there anything you can do if something happens and your love is no longer there?

Although love cannot be destroyed, affection may be destroyed.

A person has the ability to turn off, run away, and do something else.

There is love in the world.

What we’re seeking for is love that doesn’t come and go, love that is a part of us and not something we have to hunt for outside ourselves.

You really should.

What’s the harm in trying?

And if you’re in a relationship with someone else and you’re experiencing love for them, where are you feeling that love?

Is that over there?

In the case where you no longer feel loved by that individual, what occurs next is a little more complicated.

Because true love doesn’t come and go like a tide.

It was meeting certain requirements that we have to feel, to be loved, to be affectionate, and to experience all of the other things that we require as human beings.

True love, on the other hand, is something different.

It is not simply the individuals we like who are at risk.

So that’s OK with me.

Please accept my apologies.

Then there are two creatures that are infatuated with one other and like spending time together.

But, if you require, if we require someone to look at us in a specific manner and behave in a certain way for us, and they cease to do so for whatever reason, what are we to do?

And that’s just the way life is.

All of the television shows, all of the ads, all of the programming that we receive as children are a part of our upbringing.

That is a significant obstacle to overcome.

Come on, you can’t be serious.

Come on, you can’t be serious.

Who among the 5,000 of you is saying that?

It’s possible that tomorrow may arrive.

We had arrived very early in the morning, and the temple where we were meant to stay was still closed.

We traveled there by automobile.

So, while we’re sitting in the car, we notice a small hut on posts just across the road, right there, right there, right?

So, the shack was entered from the inside, correct?

It’s perched on her head as she strolls down the street.

She stomps her foot on the ground.

After that, they begin to prepare some tea, which I was seeing since it was so lovely, you understand?

They weren’t saying anything.

There isn’t anything to say at this point.

He was acting in this manner.

It just had a profound impact on me.

That was exactly what I was looking for in a relationship.

That was part of my pre-programming.

That was the fantasy I had.

I couldn’t care less.

And that is exactly what we do.

“Let’s go have some Sundari chai,” he’d say to me on a regular basis.

As a result, the woman was quite attractive.

“Let’s go grab some Sundari Tea,” says the group.

Yeah.

What will we do if we can’t find it?

We have to start searching in the appropriate areas, to put it mildly.

Or, to put it another way, gazing in the proper direction.

That does not imply or imply that human interactions are unimportant.

We don’t want to be seen as dismissive of them.

We, on the other hand, do not.

We already have the proper individual living within us as our own genuine nature, and we only need to recognize him or her.

As though we were our own Atma.

Your Atma, mine Atma, their Atma, her Atma, and his Atma are all synonymous.

It’s simply that the covering is different.

That will not be the case after that.

You said you were going to take a sabbatical a few years ago, but then you didn’t go.

In a way, I kind of did.

However, I performed in my hometown.

Q: I’ve also taken a sabbatical from work.

KD: Praise the Lord, thank you very much.

Sabbaticals are one of my favorite things.

This one, on the other hand, is different.

That’s a significant development. So that was a positive experience. Is there one more before we call it quits? Ok. Now we’re going to go into the mantras for quitting.

Press Kit

Krishna Das has been dubbed “yoga’s rock star” for his ability to combine traditional kirtan with instantly recognizable tunes and contemporary accompaniment. “With a remarkable soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener,” says Krishna Das, better known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD. “With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener,” says Krishna Das, better known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD.

  • It was for his album ‘Live Ananda’ (issued in January 2012) that he was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best New Age Album.
  • KD was given the name Krishna Das and began chanting as part of his journey down the path of Bhakti yoga, often known as the yoga of devotion.
  • Unfortunately, six months after his return, he received word that Maharaj-ji had died.
  • He also co-founded Triloka Records, which is a California-based company that specializes in global music.
  • In 1994, KD began conducting chant at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City, where he quickly gained a large following of yoga students, which eventually led him to chant with people all over the world.
  • The award-winning documentary ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has screened in more than 100 cities across the United States and in more than ten countries across the world, and it is available on DVD everywhere.
  • The recordings were inspired by the request of a yoga teacher who works with children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • The consistency from song to song is both startling and comforting, and it has the same emotional impact as it always does.

It will “strike you like a ton of bricks,” KD assures, and you will want to participate. “That is, after all, the very idea of this whole enterprise. That is what allows you to see past all of the’stuff.’ You’re going to be light up. You are not required to understand what it implies.”

‎Pilgrim Heart with Krishna Das on Apple Podcasts

Discipline on the Spiritual Path (Ep. 105 – The Way of the Master)

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Ep. 105 – Discipline on the Spiritual Path

  • Krishna Das addresses questions about faith, focus, forgiveness, unconditional love, discipline on the spiritual path, and more in this virtual Q & A session that includes some chanting interspersed throughout. This podcast is provided to you by BetterHelp, and it is available in English. For a limited time, betterhelp.com/beherenow is offering 10% off your first month of therapy with a certified professional therapist of your choosing. It is the 25th of February in the year 2021, and this episode of Pilgrim Heart is from Krishna Das’ Hanging in the Heart Space session. Hanging in the Heart Space – incorporating music, conversation, and live Q & A with Krishna Das – is a virtual Satsang held every Thursday at 4 pm PST in which Krishna Das participates. See the Privacy Policy at and the California Privacy Notice at for more information.

Maya, Monkey Gods, and More on Episode 104

Ep. 104: Maya, Monkey Gods, and More

  • Using chanting, Krishna Das explores a broad range of topics, from Maya and monkey gods to karma, desire, and judgment, as well as inviting us to just let go of everything with the use of chanting. This podcast is provided to you by BetterHelp, and it is available in English. For a limited time, betterhelp.com/beherenow is offering 10% off your first month of therapy with a certified professional therapist of your choosing. It is the 18th of February in the year 2021, and this episode of Pilgrim Heart is from Krishna Das’ Hanging in the Heart Space session. Participate in virtual Satsang with Krishna Das every Thursday at 4 pm PST for live recordings of Hanging in the Heart Space – which includes music, talk and a live question and answer session with Krishna Das. See the Privacy Policy at and the California Privacy Notice at for more information.

Using chanting, Krishna Das explores a broad range of topics, from Maya and monkey gods to karma, desire, and judgment, as well as inviting us to just let go of everything via the practice of chanting. A special thanks to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode. For a limited time, betterhelp.com/beherenow is offering 10% off your first month of therapy with a certified professional counselor. From Krishna Das’ Hanging in the Heart Space session on February 18th, 2021 comes this episode of Pilgrim Heart with the theme “Pilgrim Heart.” Participate in virtual Satsang with Krishna Das every Thursday at 4 pm PST for live recordings of Hanging in the Heart Space – which includes music, talk and a live question and answer session with Krishna Das – hosted by Krishna Das.

Ep. 103 – Maharaj-ji Stories

  • Krishna Das tells anecdotes about his master, Maharaj-ji, offers advice on coping with loneliness, and sings a rare ektara bhajan from the Ramayana, which was performed by Sita. Pilgrim Heart presents an episode from Krishna Das’ Hanging in the Heart Space session, which took place on February 11th, 2021. Participate in virtual Satsang with Krishna Das every Thursday at 4 pm PST for live recordings of Hanging in the Heart Space – which includes music, talk and a live question and answer session with Krishna Das. See the Privacy Policy at and the California Privacy Notice at for more information.

Peace Is Attained Through Consistent Effort

Ep. 102 – Peace Comes From Practice

  • Krishna Das addresses how serenity comes through practice, the notion of waiting for grace, chanting to ease the pain of others, and many more topics straight from his heart place. This episode of Pilgrim Heart is from Krishna Das’ Hanging in the Heart Space session on February 4th, 2021, and it was recorded on the same day. Participate in virtual Satsang with Krishna Das every Thursday at 4 pm PST for live recordings of Hanging in the Heart Space – which includes music, talk and a live question and answer session with Krishna Das. See the Privacy Policy at and the California Privacy Notice at for more information.

Krishna Das explains how calm comes through practice, the notion of waiting for grace, chanting to ease the pain of others, and much more, all from the heart space of his own heart space. It is the fourth episode of Pilgrim Heart, and it is from Krishna Das’ Hanging in the Heart Space session, which took place on February 4, 2021. Participate in virtual Satsang with Krishna Das every Thursday at 4 pm PST for live recordings of Hanging in the Heart Space – which includes music, talk and a live question and answer session with Krishna Das – hosted by Krishna Das.

Ep. 101 – Raising Kundalini

  • As well as leading a round of chanting, Krishna Das responds to questions regarding rising Kundalini, how chanting may help us deal with sorrow, and the effect of great beings on our life, among other topics. This live recording of the ‘Hanging in the Heart Space’ session took place on January 28th, 2021. ‘Hanging in the Heart Space’ is a virtual Satsang hosted by KD every Thursday at 4 pm PST. The live recordings include music, chat, and an opportunity to ask questions directly to KD. Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube will all broadcast the livestream. Enjoy an online screening of the film ‘Fierce Grace,’ directed by Mickey Lemle, to commemorate the life and teachings of Ram Dass and his followers. Starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, New York time, Krishna Das will present: Read on to find out more See the Privacy Policy at and the California Privacy Notice at for more information.

Episode 100 – Circumnavigating the Planet of Me

Ep. 100 – Orbiting the Planet of Me

  1. In this ‘Hanging in the Heart Space’ session from January 21st 2021, Krishna Das answers audience questions about the lila of RamaSita in the Ramayana, freeing oneself from the gravity of separateness orbiting the ‘Planet of Me,’ Siddhi Ma’s connection to Maharajji, facing obstacles to practice, motivation for chanting, and the lila of RamaSita in the Ramayana, among other topics The livestream is broadcast on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. For more information, see our Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
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Customer Reviews

Ram Ram, Ram Ram, Ram Ram, Ram Ram, Ram Ram Thank you so much, KD.

Thank you!

Krishna Das is one of my favorite people on the planet! I enjoy listening to him sing as much as hear him speak. I’m so thankful!

KD is a blessing

KD’s podcast and his open-hearted sharing of his life story are two of my favorite things about him. Session after session of fantastic anecdotes about Maharajji and India, as well as other outstanding teachings, are sprinkled throughout his lectures and Q & A sessions. His chanting has had such a deep impact on my life, and the gateway to the guru, God, and one’s own self is open to everyone who choose to enter. Thank you for your willingness to assist. I adore you. Doug

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Krishna Das has been dubbed “yoga’s rock star” for his ability to combine traditional kirtan with instantly recognizable tunes and contemporary accompaniment. Krishna Das, known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD, has carried call-and-response chanting from yoga centers to concert halls, where he has become a worldwide phenomenon and the best-selling western chant musician of all time. It was for his album ‘Live Ananda’ (issued in January 2012) that he was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best New Age Album.

  1. KD was given the name Krishna Das and began chanting as part of his journey down the path of Bhakti yoga, often known as the yoga of devotion.
  2. Unfortunately, six months after his return, he received word that Maharaj-ji had died.
  3. He also co-founded Triloka Records, which is a California-based company that specializes in global music.
  4. In 1994, KD began conducting chant at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City, where he quickly gained a large following of yoga students, which eventually led him to chant with people all over the world.
  5. The award-winning documentary ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has screened in more than 100 cities across the United States and in more than ten countries across the world, and it is available on DVD everywhere.
  6. The recordings were inspired by the request of a yoga teacher who works with children on the Autism Spectrum.
  7. The consistency from song to song is both startling and comforting, and it has the same emotional impact as it always does.

It will “strike you like a ton of bricks,” KD assures, and you will want to participate. “That is, after all, the very idea of this whole enterprise. That is what allows you to see past all of the’stuff.’ You’re going to be light up. You are not required to understand what it implies.”

Quotes about Krishna Das

The singer Krishna Das is a model of someone whose heart songs open the pathways of communication with the divine. RAM DASS is an acronym that stands for RAM DASS It has come to my attention that many people often turn to Krishna Das’s chanting to find hope when they are depressed, a sense of belonging when they are disoriented, or simply to revel in the beauty and magnificence of love. “I’m exactly like that as well.” SHARON SALZBERG is a freelance writer based in New York. “An entertaining, yet serious man with a voice that could move a mountain to Dance,” says the narrator.

  • at my destination.” The Headbutler published an article by JESSIE KORNBLUTH on April 16, 2014.
  • GRAMMY.COM, APRIL 17, 2014 – ALAN DI PERNA writes about music.
  • GRAMMY.COM, APRIL 17, 2014 – ALAN DI PERNA writes about music.
  • “It might be his greatest work to date.” The 14th of April, 2014, ZOE KORS published a review of the CD KIRTAN WALLAH by KRISHNA DAS.

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Pilgrim Heart Podcasts are where KD discusses his kirtan practice and lovely experiences of his journey on the Path with Maharaji-ji, all while chanting, devoting himself, and falling in love. Krishna Das, a Grammy contender, has been dubbed “yoga’s rock star” for his ability to combine traditional Hindu kirtan with immediately accessible melodies and contemporary orchestration. Known to friends, family, and fans as KD, Krishna Das has taken call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time.

  • It was for his album ‘Live Ananda’ (issued in January 2012) that he was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best New Age Album.
  • At now, Krishna Das travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and fascinating anecdotes from his life, the life and teachings of Maharaji-ji, and from his life on the Path.
  • Krishna Das performed at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, in February 2013, which was broadcast live online to millions of spectators.
  • To date, KD has released 15 critically acclaimed albums, the most recent of which being Trust in the Heart, which was published in October 2017.
  • Neem Karoli Baba, also known as Maharjji, is the guru and spiritual teacher of KD.

His teachings may be summed up by his saying: “Love Everyone. Love Everything.” Everyone should be served. “Keep God in mind.” Visit KrishnaDas.com for additional information about Krishna Das events, music, and other activities.

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Through chanting, dedication, and love, KD shares his kirtan practice and fascinating experiences of his life on the Path with the listeners of the Pilgrim Heart Podcasts. Krishna Das, a Grammy candidate, has been dubbed “yoga’s rock star” for his blend of traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instruments. Krishan Das – also known as simply KD to family and friends – is a chanting sensation who has taken call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling call-and-response artist of all time.

Ananda was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best New Age Album for his album “Live Ananda” (published January 2012).

In August 1970, he eventually made the voyage to India, where he met Ram Dass’ own cherished teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, better known to the world as Maharaj-ji.

He also speaks about how we may incorporate chanting into our everyday lives through retreats and seminars.

Over 100 places in the United States, as well as over ten countries across the world, have shown the award-winning film “One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das,” which is also available on DVD.

2014 marked the year when Krishna Das established the Kirtan Wallah Foundation.

His teachings may be summed up with his saying: “Love Everyone.

“Keep God in mind” Go to: KrishnaDas.com to learn more about Krishna Das’ activities, music, and other offers.

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