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Deva Bhumi: The Abode of the Gods in India By Krishna Kumar (K.K.) Sah

The book Deva Bhumi tells stories of the magical land in the foothills of the Himalayas that has produced a disproportionate number of enlightened beings—not just teachers and saints, but siddhas—beings who are so perfected that people need only be in their presence to receive the benefits of the teachings. A siddha exists beyond the [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Sun, Moon, and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda by Mas Vidal

If you have been living under the impression that yoga is just a sweaty physical activity involving the union of the head to the knee and the frivolous merging of fancy tank tops to costly bottoms, you might want to reset your spiritual router. Sun, Moon, and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The E Word, Ego, Enlightenment & Other Essentials

The Ego gets a lot of flack. People love to hate on it. It’s got more contracts out on it then Joey from the neighborhood. Everyone wants to kill their Ego and everyone wants to be Enlightened, because that’s apparently what happens when you finally put the bullet between the eyes of the Ego. It [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Exclusive Premiere of Jai Uttal’s S.A.M.B.A Music Video

The latest album by prolific devotional kirtan artist Jai Uttal Roots, Rock, Rama! is garnering acclaim from around the world. The official music video for “S.A.M.B.A (Shiva’s Adoration of Mata Bhavani’s Ambrosia) reflects the joyous mood of both the song and the album. The gorgeous video was shot in Rishikesh, India, in the winter of [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Explorers of Infinity by DJ Drez and Marti Nikko Bradley

We should be thankful for DJ Drez. He’s one of the LA underground music pioneers who helped expand what our notion of devotional music could be by embracing the stylistic grooves of hiphop, soul, jazz, and chill electronic beats. I remember when a friend lent me The Capture of Sound CD years ago, and what [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Singing by the Ganga with Jai Uttal in Rishikesh

A commitment to meditation, education, and devotion delivered me to Rishikesh, India, the “City of the Divine” where I completed a 200-hour teacher training course. My activities in Northern India have revolved around yoga, wellness, holistic living, savory and sweet food around every turn, and chakra and ear cleanings offered on the winding paved road [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

My Heart Bows Down to You By Brenda McMorrow

Canadian Brenda McMorrow is a devotional kirtan artist inspired by folk melodies, world beats, and sacred Indian devotional chants. She is one of the most recent artists on White Swan Records, a music label that brought us such delights as Deva Premal and specializes in cultivating spiritual, meditative, healing music for the yoga world and beyond. Kirtan [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Awaken Me By Kimberly Haynes

The first album by singer/songwriter Kimberly Haynes is a richly produced, genre-crossing collection of uplifting poetry put to song. I was pleasantly surprised to find she avoids the cliché of syrupy sweet “life-is-but-a-dream” lyrics I too often find in New Thought music. Her offerings reveal an authentic wisdom and depth earned from the highs and [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Mantra as Medicine: A Conversation with White Sun’s Gurujas

Gurujas from White Sun photographed by Julia Yang IG: @julia_photographs Music so powerful that it wins a Grammy and the attention of UCLA researchers doesn’t just happen by chance. This is music created with intention and purpose. Yoga supergroup White Sun's second album broke through the Grammy mantra barrier. After hitting #1 on [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Russell Simmons builds the studio Tantris as a Temple for Practice

Russell Simmons at Tantris. Photographed by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer A Studio as a Home for Devotion Russell Simmons is a visionary on the move. Co-founder of Def Jam Records, early promoter and pioneer in the hip hop movement, famous philanthropist, prolific author, television and film producer, and entrepreneur with multiple businesses, Russell is also [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments