Some of us are planning to meet up to hear Krishna Das for a free show at the Plaza in Santa Fe on Thursday evening. I guess the schedule is; Yoga with Santa Fe Yoga at 5, Zueikha plays next then KD. Please come if you can! Text me when you arrive and we’ll find one another: 603-568-6828 (Issan).
The song/chant we sing before zazen is called “Bernie’s Chalisa” or “Gate of Sweet of Nectar” and goes into the “Hanuman Chalisa”. It’s KD playing and singing. It was done for/with Roshi Bernie Glassman. Check it out!
In 1994, he started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC. Over the years, he continued chanting, developing his signature style, fusing traditional kirtan of the east with western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. The audiences have been ever growing. With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD, has been called yoga’s “rock star.” He has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time.
KD now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of his life, of Maharaji-ji, of his life on the Path, and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops.
To date, KD has released 16 well received albums, including Live Ananda (released January 2012) that was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.
In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, CA streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has been in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide and is available on DVD everywhere.
In 2014 the Kirtan Wallah Foundation was formed. This 501c3 is dedicated to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and spiritual teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, Lovingly called Maharjji, his teachings can be summed up by his saying:
‘Love Everyone. Serve Everyone. Remember God”
Tuesday, 7PM, Dream Koan, at the Tea House or Zoom
Wednesday, 6:30AM, Zazen at the Tea House or Zoom with Zenho Sensei
Thursday, 6:30AM, Samantabhadra, In person at the Tea House
Thursday, 5:00 PM, Meet Up for Krishna Das at the Plaza, Santa Fe
Friday, 6:30AM, Zazen at The Tea House
Deep Peace & Great Love,
Issan & Zenho