Taos Hanuman: The Neem Karoli Baba Hanuman Temple Collection of Chalisas

  “My life changed when I learned the Chalisa,” I heard one of my teachers say very simply a few years ago. I decided to commit to the practice myself after being inspired by her beautiful and spiritually focused lifestyle. I have been mumbling along to the verses for a while and now that I’m [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Belinda Carlisle: A Music Legend and Her Newest Album “Wilder Shores”

Belinda Carlisle Photo by Paula Harrowing On a recent Saturday night in downtown Los Angeles, Belinda Carlisle bounced around the stage singing the classics, shaking her tambourine, and seducing a crowd of thousands. As she sauntered off the stage, the audience asked for more. This demand echoed from the front-of-house to backstage, down [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Music Review: Sun Child by Jacqueline Radha Rosen

  Jacqueline Radha Rosen reveals her skills as a singer-songwriter in her newly released debut EP Sun Child. This artist may be most well-known as Radha—teacher and co-owner of Bhakti Yoga Shala where she leads classes and co-leads kirtans with her husband (and co-owner) Govind Das. The duo have released four albums together: Lunar Mantras, [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Miten and Deva Premal with Manose: Kirtan Road Dogs Temple at Midnight

  “I became a part of that magic. I have understood what that’s really about,” Bansuri flutist and Bhakti music circuit darling, Manose Singh, confides while sitting in the green room at Portland, Oregon’s iconic Revolution Hall. He’s been touring with Deva Premal and Miten for the better part of their perpetual, two decade, global [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Now That The Light Is Fading by Maggie Rogers

In the Spring of 2016, a video of a New York University masterclass with music producer Pharrell Williams went viral as a result of the legendary artist-producer’s reaction to a song by senior Maggie Rogers. “Alaska” is a spacious dance-meets-folk track that Rogers crafted just 24 hours before the class. As one of the fellow [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Awakening by Michael Hathaway

In kirtan artist Michael Hathaway's debut album Awakening he’s crafted a 10-song album respectful of kirtan tradition yet innovative in both its use of modern instrumentation and production techniques and its deft integration of traditional Sanskrit mantra. He also includes a plethora of musical influences fused together, including Indian classical, rock, pop, psychedelia, jazz, and gospel. The title [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

All is Love is All by Dub Sutra

The band Dub Sutra describe themselves as "an eclectic mix of electronic dub downtempo with harmonizing chant and live instruments perfect for chill, yoga, lounge, and moving meditation." They've been taking this music around the world at yoga classes and festivals. Their second album, All Is Love Is All by Dub Sutra, achieves a splendid balance [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Deva Premal & Miten on Love, Loss & Redemption

Deva Premal and Miten and Manose. Photo by Rishi ( For nearly two decades, audiences around the world have flocked to performances by the beloved mantra singers, Deva Premal and Miten. At the start of their North American Temple At Midnight Tour (which stops at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

The Dream — Jai Uttal and his Guru meet at the Train Station

Jai Uttal at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram The Dream A few weeks after his experience climbing a Stupa (read more here!), Jai traveled to the northern Indian city of Allahabad, where the Khumba Melas are held. The Maharaj-ji was rumored to be visiting there, soon. Jai told me the story, “By that time, I [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Don't Show on Home Page, Music|0 Comments

Jai Uttal: The Journey from Disillusionment to Devotion

  Photo of Jai Uttal by Jeffrey Newberry   Attending a Jai Uttal kirtan, or call-and-response devotional music event, feels like being led by the hand of your beloved into a communal celebration of the Divine. He gives unrestricted access to his heart. We feel a deep, exposed inner truth, rather than a [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Music|0 Comments