CHITHEADS Podcast: Nina Rao on Kirtan, Hanuman and Devotion

I had a nice chat with Jacob Kyle of Chitheads about things I love. Here's a post from him: 

"This week's episode with Nina Rao Chant is out today. For anyone with an interest in Kirtan, the subject of devotion, and Hanuman, this one's for you.
Thank you, Nina, for your heart-centered approach to it all. I need conversations like this to pull me down from the cold rafters of my mind and to remind me that it's all about love..."

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Summer Retreat With Nina! June 23-25 Kripalu, MA

June 23-25, 2017: Immerse in the Ocean of Chant, Mantra, and Song. You can reserve you spot to chant all weekend long at the wonderful Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health website Please write to me if you have any questions about the retreat. Here is some information and registration link. I do hope you will join me. Ram Ram.

This retreat is for everyone; no chanting experience required.

Immerse yourself in the sacred practice of chant from the spiritual traditions of India to quiet your mind and open your heart. Whether you are an experienced chanter or a beginner, come explore practices that transform you from the inside out, including

*Group japa (mantra repetition)
*Asana practice led by Amanda Harding that connects body and mind with breath and movement, *accompanied by live chanting and music by Nina Rao and friends
*Group chanting of prayers and kirtan (call-and-response chanting)
*Simple mantra repetition
*Recitation of specific prayers such as the Hanuman Chalisa, Lalita Saharasranam, and Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
*Puja (devotional offerings)

Take time out to retreat into the heart space and create a sustainable personal practice that fits into your daily routine at home. Word sheets will be provided, as well as reading and audio lists for support after the retreat. By spending time with like-minded seekers and practicing together, you strengthen your own practice and find that inner place of refuge to which you can always return.


Mahalo Maui

Mahalo Aloha. A big thank you to all who shared in Spring on Maui. Here I am with Baba Ram Dass. 

Photo by John Phaneuf for me to remember by.

Enjoy this YouTube playlist of some of the chants that we did together in Maui including the new Tashi Lama Chenno...
These are the wonderful musicians I had a chance to chant with: Benjy Wertheimer, Mark Gorman, Genevieve Walker, Heather Wertheimer, Trevor Hall, and Daniel Johnson.

Join me on Maui, May 4- 9, 2016

These wonderful musicians are accompanying us in Maui May 4-9, 2016.

These wonderful musicians are accompanying us at Spring on Maui Retreat May 4-9, 2016. Genevieve and Mark play regularly with Krishna Das and also with me live and on my album Antarayaami. Dan has been playing classical and for kirtan for many years and we happy to have him join us here!