One For The Sun

I played this set last Friday night for our group & songs from it kept popping into my brain all week so I figured it was a good one. We are having the most exquisite summer weather here and I wanted the music in the set to reflect that summer feeling in some...

I Am Healthy!

This edition of the New World Kirtan Podcast marks a change. I’ve been producing the podcast for over ten years, mostly following the same format. This week I’m trying something different, focusing on just one chant. You’ll have to let me know how you like it! There...

A Surprise Package

Sometimes on Friday night, I like to do a Surprise Package set — that just means a set of songs that we’re pretty familiar with and like to sing but there’s no particular theme. This is a set I played several weeks ago for our Satsang, with music by Kristin Luna Ray,...

A Kundalini Set

In this week’s set, the New World Kirtan Podcast features another branch of the kirtan music scene with a focus on Kundalini artists. The best-known chant from this tradition is the Kirtan Kriya, Sa Ta Na Ma, so powerful for Alzheimer’s patients & their...

Chants To The Indweller

I try not to talk much about politics on the New World Kirtan Podcast. But most of you know we live in Oregon, and this week I’d like to address the protests happening in Portland. We’re about an hour and a half south of Portland & have friends & family...

The Great Invocation

The ‘Great Invocation’ is a World Prayer, an invocation for light and love. It’s an ancient formula for the use of mankind to invoke the energies which will change our world. Originally written in 1945, it has been translated into many languages & is used daily...