This Is Your Brain on Kirtan

This Is Your Brain on Kirtan

Kirtan always revives me. No matter how exhausted, stressed, or grumpy I am, after just a few minutes of chanting Kirtan, I'm reinvigorated. If I'm chanting in a group, the effect is amplified and I start vibrating with bliss. What is it about Kirtan that...

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The Importance of Year-End Sangha

The Importance of Year-End Sangha

During the Holy-Days, human beings have for centuries come together to celebrate, love, and support each other. Hooray!! We made it through another year! We’ve stockpiled enough crops to make it through the winter!! We’re gonna get through these dark days of winter together!! Hallelujah!!. 

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Let Go, My Ego!

Let Go, My Ego!

As we reach higher and higher levels of consciousness, we learn to see and accept our whole selves—even the ego—as an expression of God. 

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From Stage Presence to The Presence

From Stage Presence to The Presence

  As a child actor, I would sometimes be complimented on my “stage presence.” People would say they could feel my joy of performing, that I radiated a "something" that was interesting to watch. It was actually easy for me to be "charismatic" when I was prepared, knew...

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Today IAM Grateful

Today IAM Grateful

Today IAM Grateful Grateful for the rain, the clear air, the skies, the full moon, the sun, the birds, and the trees. For this beautiful Thanksgiving day in the City of Angels. Grateful for The Call. The Call that led me to first sit down and meditate 32 years ago....

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The Light Prevails

The Light Prevails

This is a pic of the sun shining through the smoky sky of LA a few weeks ago. No matter how dark it gets, the light always shines through. Our hearts are aching, but we are rising from the ashes. Our hearts are cracked open, and we are more generous and compassionate....

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Kirtan is About Community

Kirtan is About Community

"Where two or more are gathered. . " as the saying goes, something special and Divine always happens. Kirtan happens when two or more - or more - or more! - are gathered, and chanting the Divine Names of God. Chants suchs as “Jai Maa” (Victory to the Divine Mother),...

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The 3 Stages of a Kirtan Event

We are far beyond worldly concerns, circumstances and conditions, beyond distinctions/opposites/polarites: We are all One.

This Is Your Brain on Kirtan

Kirtan always revives me. No matter how exhausted, stressed, or grumpy I am, after just a few minutes of chanting Kirtan, I'm reinvigorated. If I'm chanting in a group, the effect is amplified and I start vibrating with bliss. What is it about Kirtan that...

The Importance of Year-End Sangha

During the Holy-Days, human beings have for centuries come together to celebrate, love, and support each other. Hooray!! We made it through another year! We’ve stockpiled enough crops to make it through the winter!! We’re gonna get through these dark days of winter together!! Hallelujah!!. 

Let Go, My Ego!

As we reach higher and higher levels of consciousness, we learn to see and accept our whole selves—even the ego—as an expression of God. 

From Stage Presence to The Presence

  As a child actor, I would sometimes be complimented on my “stage presence.” People would say they could feel my joy of performing, that I radiated a "something" that was interesting to watch. It was actually easy for me to be "charismatic" when I was prepared, knew...

Today IAM Grateful

Today IAM Grateful Grateful for the rain, the clear air, the skies, the full moon, the sun, the birds, and the trees. For this beautiful Thanksgiving day in the City of Angels. Grateful for The Call. The Call that led me to first sit down and meditate 32 years ago....

The Light Prevails

This is a pic of the sun shining through the smoky sky of LA a few weeks ago. No matter how dark it gets, the light always shines through. Our hearts are aching, but we are rising from the ashes. Our hearts are cracked open, and we are more generous and compassionate....

Kirtan is About Community

"Where two or more are gathered. . " as the saying goes, something special and Divine always happens. Kirtan happens when two or more - or more - or more! - are gathered, and chanting the Divine Names of God. Chants suchs as “Jai Maa” (Victory to the Divine Mother),...