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Thank You and Happy Holidays!

Dear friends,

Wow, what a year! Ups, downs, and arounds, hopefully growing and learning from it all.
My family and I are leaving for Costa Rica in a few days for our annual Winter Kirtan Camp but before we go I want to express to you all a VERY BIG THANK YOU! Thank you for your support of my music and work over all these many years. And thank you for the never ending stream of love and caring I receive in the form of emails, notes, smiles….. And of course, thank you for your voices and dances whenever and wherever I perform.

So, whatever you celebrate over these holiday weeks, may your celebration be filled with light and joy. And whatever you’re wishing for, may it come to you. And may all beings on this planet and all planets in all the universes know love and be free from suffering. Amen Om!!!!!
Love and peace,

P.S. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you Bay Area folks at my Reggae Samba Kirtan Holiday Dance Party on Saturday! More details here.

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Summer Kirtan Camp 2015 & Holiday Sale

Join me for Summer Kirtan Camp 2015!

Hey everybody,

Did I tell you how awesome Summer Kirtan Camp at Harbin Hot Springs was? I just can’t remember if I ever got around to it…. But this morning, looking out my window at the mist shrouded rolling hills of West Marin, I recalled the indelible image of happy, well-soaked campers emerging from the forest laden with harmoniums, drums and cymbals, singing the holy names, and gathering for our Gala Kirtan session on the second to last day of camp. In particular, I’ll never forget the kids’ Kirtan band singing “Sita Ram” to the tune of “Mission Impossible,” or the ever inspiring (and slightly amusing) chorus of 40 harmoniums playing “SA RE GA MA PA DHA NI SA,” the notes of the Indian scale.

For me, every Kirtan Camp is another opportunity to dive deeper into devotion, to remember anew what a beginner I am, and to feel, once again, the grace of my Guru. In addition to all that, what an amazing thing it is to see the Bhakti family grow and expand, to see how our “campers” have gone out to their own communities and shared the wonders of God’s names with their friends, families, students, and, in some cases, concert audiences. So please check out our Summer Camp at Harbin Hot Springs, July 2015, for a life changing experience that you will never forget….

Lots of love,

Tuesday, July 21 – Sunday, July 26, 2015

ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL SUMMER BHAKTI KIRTAN CAMP!

Special Price Before Dec 25

Jai Uttal and co-teachers Daniel Paul and Nubia Teixeira

This training is for those who aspire to lead Kirtan; those who wish to enhance their Yoga teaching with chanting; and those who simply wish to immerse themselves in the vast ocean of Bhakti.

In this workshop we will share some of the many tools that we use in our Bhakti practices. Our hope is that everyone will leave this retreat with the inner experience and knowledge that we are all able to dive into this world of devotion and sing and share our hearts with others.

Subjects to be covered:

Kirtan – As the essential practice of Bhakti, Kirtan will be the main focus of this training.
Bhakti Yoga – Understanding the path of Bhakti as a journey of surrender and offering of one’s entire being to the the Divine will.
Mantras – Experiencing the invocational power of the ancient Sanskrit syllables and names in ecstatic song and silent contemplation.
Gods and Goddesses – An exploration of the energies embodied by the different deities of Hinduism.
Ramayana – Studying and reciting the multi-leveled epic adventures of Ram, Sita and Hanuman; and how this story relates to our daily lives.
Saints – Reflecting upon the lives of some of the saints of modern India, particularly Neem Karoli Baba.
Vocal Training – Opening the voice and learning to love the sound that comes from our bodies.
Rhythm – Beginning to understand the rhythms associated with Kirtan.
Learning Harmonium – Gaining a beginning understanding of the rudiments of harmonium for accompanying Kirtans.

Hatha Yoga classes will be offered daily by Nubia Teixeira.

~~~~~~~~~~ Hari Om ~~~~~~~~~~

Harbin Conference Center Harbin Garden Harbin Pool Harbin Spring Pool

Where: Harbin Hot Springs
Middletown, CA
Website: http://www.harbin.org
Price:
Early Christmas Bird Price: $1,500.00 IF PAID IN FULL BY 12-25-14
Early Bird Price: $1,800.00 IF PAID IN FULL BY 04-25 -15
Price: $2,050.00 AFTER 04-25-15

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Camping (bring your own camp supplies for sleeping dorm or tent) + using Harbin Facilities for 5 nights – 6 days
3 daily meals + snacks
2 daily Bhakti/Kirtan 2hrs sessions with Jai Uttal & Daniel Paul
1 daily rhythm session with Daniel Paul
1 daily Bhakti- Hatha Yoga with Nubia Teixeira

More info: nubia@bhaktinova.com

Holiday Sale: 20% Off New Albums & Shirts

In time for the holidays, I’m offering 20% off my 2014 albums Lifeline: The Essential Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach Collection and Return to Shiva Station, including a special bundle of both albums for $19.98, as well as 20% off all t-shirts in my online store. Place your order before December 15 for US delivery in time for Christmas.

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“Return to Shiva Station” Album Release Party in San Francisco on October 30

Bay Area friends, come celebrate and sing with me the songs from Return to Shiva Station on Thursday at 8pm! For the album release party, I’ll be playing with a full band at Yoshi’s San Francisco.

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Tix: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/livemusic/artist/show/4502

Here’s a sample from the album, “Hari Guna Gao” acoustic.

Hope you can join me!

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Lifeline: The Essential Collection + East Coast Events

MM04141D-Lifeline-coverDear friends,

Welcome to Lifeline: The Essential Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach Collection, released three days ago on the Sounds True label.

I’m listening to it right now and have to say I’m very moved and inspired. Where did these songs come from????? Ben and I have always had an amazing working relationship: humorous, deep, and creative. But as I listen to these collaborations I see that something or someone bigger than us was hard at work constructing these songs of love and longing.

In putting together Lifeline our most difficult job was picking the songs. There are just so many that we love. The next job was editing them and, in some cases, remixing them to fit on a single CD and to flow from one into the other. Though editing was sometimes challenging we found that the songs seemed to flow easily, regardless of which album they represented. It was as if all of our Sounds True CDs were just chapters in a very long story, as yet incomplete…..

We had fun experimenting with taking elements from one song and fitting them into another, kin for like Giles Martin did on the Beatles’ Love album. Have you heard that? It’s fabulous. So, as you listen to Lifeline , you may hear musical parts that you recognize from other albums. Ben and I are going to think of some kind of a contest around this. Stay tuned for for that……

Anyway, I don’t have much more to say right now except I hope you love this new release.

Briefly, a heads up to you East Coast friends. I’ll be embarking on a very short tour starting in Washington, DC, and moving up to New York City to sing and teach at Integral Yoga and YogaMaya. I’ll be accompanied by two great friends that most of you know: Gaura Vani and Dharma Dev Das. Please join us!!!!

And in closing, I’d like to share what I wrote for the liner notes of Lifeline.

Lots of love,

In these so-called “modern” times the lifeline between countries, continents, and cities is found in the airplanes and jets that burn holes through the sky, leaving trails of vapor in the etheric distance. Before the planes were the trains, and we all know through the tradition of folk songs the incredible trials and sacrifices that were made to lay the rails. In slightly older times the lifeline between cities and villages was always the river— the great rivers, the great waterways. We’ve heard thousands of songs about the Mississippi River, forever rolling towards the sea. In India, we have so many Bhajans and prayers about the Ganges, Mother Ganga, about the Yamuna, the Narmada, and all the great divine tributaries that connect people to people, village to village. These rivers are worshipped as Goddesses, delivering the divine quality of grace to humankind. And in the more remote, rural, dry regions of India the lifeline used to be (and sometimes still is) the oh-so-slow bullock cart, carrying supplies and messages from one dusty hamlet to the next.

But to the soul there is no “ancient” or “modern.” There is no time, there is no place. There is just eternity. And what has always been the lifeline for the human spirit? Music, rhythm, melody, the songs that connect heart to heart, and soul to soul. The songs and dances from time immemorial feed us and nourish us and become our lifeline to Spirit. In India, in the great Vedic tradition, there is yet another lifeline known as Mantra; divinely channeled words from the Sanskrit language that were blessed and given to us as a wondrous soul-survival mechanism for human beings, a life raft to carry us across the stormy ocean of existence. The Mantras that we sing and that we use for prayer and for practice are known to be another form of the Divine, another form of God and of Goddess. These Mantras are the heart and the essence of the music on this album. They are the lifelines that have connected me to that One who has saved me time and time again. May they become a beautiful and rich part of your lives …

P.S. We’re offering a limited-time discount on a bundle of Lifeline and Return to Shiva Station if you buy direct from my website here!

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Lifeline: The Essential Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach Collection available now

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Jai Uttal, one of the West’s foremost voices of India’s kirtan chant tradition, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Leinbach gather together their most loved recordings. Sequenced as an unfolding musical celebration, here are favorites of both the artists and their fans. Lifeline spans a decade of collaboration that reflects the myriad faces of kirtan and beyond—ranging from unadorned, primordial chant to layered, sacred sound immersions. It’s a musical odyssey that inspires us to soar—upward, outward, and into the radiant heart of the Divine. Co-produced by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach.

Track list:
1. Twameva (Lifeline Mix)
2. Path to Govinda (Lifeline Mix)
3. Gopala (Lifeline Mix)
4. Shri Krishna (Lifeline Mix)
5. Parikrama (Lifeline Mix)
6. Sita Ram (Lifeline Mix)
7. Ganga Ma (Lifeline Mix)
8. Nataraj (Lifeline Mix)
9. Gopala Lullaby (Lifeline Mix)
10. Rama Bolo (Lifeline Mix)

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Join me for Kirtan Camp in Costa Rica!

September 11, 2014

Hi friends,

Wow, what a date! I wasn’t thinking of that when I started to write this note, but as I typed in September 11, I couldn’t help but remember. But aside from the tragic attack on the World Trade Center, there was another huge event that happened on this date. My Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, left his body in Vrindavan, India, on 9/11/1973. Was this a tragedy or a divinely cosmic expansion? Well, for me, it’s both; I feel his energy everywhere now; all over the world people are still seeing him and meeting him; I know with all my being that he lives inside of me. But I sure do wish I could take my family to his temples in India and sit at his feet and gaze at his form…. Oh well…..

Anyway, here we are in 2014! Have you heard how awesome our Kirtan Camp at Harbin Hot Springs was? What a completely beautiful time we had! Being a born and raised New Yorker, I never had much connection to camping so I actually stayed in a room while Nubia and Ezra camped, but our Kirtanistas completely blissed out sleeping under the stars, soaking in the pools and spending hours singing, doing Yoga, learning harmonium, laughing and crying…

We even had an amazing kids’ band led by Ezra Gopal singing “Jay Jay Sita Ram!!! Jay Jay Hanuman!!!” to the tune of Mission Impossible! Really fun and really deep…. Right now we’re waiting to hear back from Harbin about next summer’s available dates.

So here we are in mid-September and it’s time to look forward and tune into our Winter Camp at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. This will be the third time bringing our Bhakti week to this lovely retreat center. Personally, I LOVE the tropics — warm weather, beach, pool, rich green vegetation, fresh mangoes and papayas…. Well, I love kirtan, too, and I love sharing my experiences and learning from other people’s experiences. So when we put all of this together it adds up to paradise! Of course my sweet Nubia will be teaching Asana, pranayama, dance and sharing her deep understanding of Bhakti, and Visvambhar Seth of the Mayapuris will be drumming, singing and dancing with us, along with his beloved Vrinda and little Naimi. Last but definitely not least, our Ezra Gopal will be running in and out causing as much delightful trouble as he possibly can…….

We have only a few more spots left for this great adventure, so, if you’re interested, please contact us ASAP. This is also important for making travel plans as the airlines get very filled up over the holidays.

That’s it for now. We wish everyone a beautiful transition into the chilly days of autumn (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere and you’re moving into spring!) and hope to see you soon.

Lots of love,

Saturday, December 27, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year’s Bhakti Retreat ~ Kirtan & Yoga

with Jai Uttal & Nubia Teixeira and Guest Teacher Visvambhar Sheth

New Year's Kirtan

Where: Blue Spirit
Costa Rica
Website: www.bluespiritcostarica.com
Details: Bring in the New Year in a wave of prayer and song with the joy-filled and healing practices of chanting and Yoga! We will deeply explore these ancient devotional expressions, weaving together our hearts and voices in celebration and invocation of the Divine.

Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti our emotions become the fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and, in so doing, to find healing and wholeness within ourselves.
Join Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal for a week of Bhakti Yoga. We will explore how the body, the heart, and the mind support and complement each other in our journey towards the realm of infinite love and grace. Nubia will lead the asana and pranayama sessions, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the divine. Jai and Vish will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga. Together they will guide us in a heart- opening adventure through breath, movement and sacred sound, blending these traditions in a deep and playful way.

More info on Nubia: www.bhaktinova.com
More info on Vish: www.mayapuris.com/about/visvambhar

Rates for Accommodations & Meals per Week (7 nights)

Platform Tent with Shared Bath-House, Queen size air mattress, linens provided
$1,950 per person single occupancy

Eco Cottage with Shared Bath-House & 2 Twin beds
$2,050 per person double occupancy only

Hermitage Twin with Private Bath & 2 Twin beds
$2,150 per person double occupancy only

Hermitage Single/ Couple w/ Private Bath & Queen size bed
$3,100 per pers single occupancy / $2,250 per person double occupancy for couples

Nature Suite with A/C, Private Bath & King or 2 Twin beds
$3,150 per person single occupancy / $2,350 per person double occupancy

Mountain View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,550 per person double occupancy

Ocean View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,750 per person double occupancy

Superior Room with A/C, Superior Ocean views, Private Bath, King size bed
$4,150 per person single occupancy / $2,850 per person double occupancy

PAYMENT
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable to hold your spot
• Remainder due by October 1.


CANCELLATION POLICY
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable.
• 50% of remainder, if cancelation is done by November 1.
• Non-refundable after November 1.

REGISTER HERE

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Find new inspiration at Summer Kirtan Camp

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I need to stop everything that I’m doing and take some time to look inside for new inspiration — for my devotional practice, for my life, for my music, for my relationships. Actually, I need to do this every day but, big surprise, I don’t! You know, life gets to moving so fast, the soccer ball is flying, my body is crying, my practice is dying!!!! Well, not really. Our spiritual life never “dies,” but sometimes we need to give it a bit more attention. Actually, I have to say that my family life — my wife and my not-so-little boy — and my interaction with this divine manifestation we call “the world” is just as much a part of my devotional practice as chanting Japa and singing the Holy Names. The essence of our so-called “spiritual journey” is so much bigger than we can ever really understand, but we do know that every part of our personal mandala needs to be nurtured and nourished. And we all know that it’s a lot easier to forget the internal reality than it is to forget the external one. So we go on retreats and vacations and hopefully get back in touch with ourselves and with nature and, finally, with love…

Twice a year, for the last 12 years, Nubia and I, with wonderful help from a variety of drummers and co-teachers, have been hosting Kirtan Camps. Although we give our all to the beautiful people who come, the experience is a much needed spiritual bath for us as well — a time to let go of everything external and dive into the remembrance of God, Goddess and Guru, and of the Divine relationship at the heart of our lives.

This year’s Summer Kirtan Camp is at Harbin Hot Springs in 8 days, starting on August 12th.
I realize it may be a bit late for you to make plans to come to Northern California right now, but there are still a few open spots. Pack your bags and jump on board. The Bhakti Train is leaving for parts unknown!!!!!!

ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL SUMMER BHAKTI KIRTAN CAMP!

Jai Uttal and co-teachers Daniel Paul, Nubia Teixeira, and Daniel Tucker

This training is for those who aspire to lead Kirtan; those who wish to enhance their Yoga teaching with chanting; and those who simply wish to immerse themselves in the vast ocean of Bhakti.

In this workshop we will share some of the many tools that we use in our Bhakti practices. Our hope is that everyone will leave this retreat with the inner experience and knowledge that we are all able to dive into this world of devotion and sing and share our hearts with others.

Subjects to be covered:

Kirtan – As the essential practice of Bhakti, Kirtan will be the main focus of this training.
Bhakti Yoga – Understanding the path of Bhakti as a journey of surrender and offering of one’s entire being to the the Divine will.
Mantras – Experiencing the invocational power of the ancient Sanskrit syllables and names in ecstatic song and silent contemplation.
Gods and Goddesses – An exploration of the energies embodied by the different deities of Hinduism.
Ramayana – Studying and reciting the multi-leveled epic adventures of Ram, Sita and Hanuman; and how this story relates to our daily lives.
Saints – Reflecting upon the lives of some of the saints of modern India, particularly Neem Karoli Baba.
Vocal Training – Opening the voice and learning to love the sound that comes from our bodies.
Rhythm – Beginning to understand the rhythms associated with Kirtan.
Learning Harmonium – Gaining a beginning understanding of the rudiments of harmonium for accompanying Kirtans.

~~~~~~~~~~ Hari Om ~~~~~~~~~~

Harbin Conference Center Harbin Garden Harbin Pool Harbin Spring Pool

Where: Harbin Hotsprings
Middletown, CA
Website: http://www.harbin.org
Price:
BHAKTI BIRD $1,950 after March 31st.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Camping (bring your own camp supplies and tent) + using Harbin Facilities for 5 nights – 6 days
3 daily meals + snacks
2 daily Kirtan – music and practice with Jai Uttal & Daniel Paul
2 daily harmonium sessions with Daniel Tucker
1 daily rhythm session with Daniel Paul
1 daily Bhakti- Hatha Yoga with Nubia Teixeira

The last evening of the retreat will culminate with a Kirtan Gala led by the participants.

Deposit of $800.00 not refundable after July 20th. Remainder due on August 1st.
Contact nubiacoruja@gmail.com

OTHER HOUSING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE. YOU CAN BOOK A TENT CABIN, DORMITORY, ROOM, OR PRIVATE CABIN FOR THAT PERIOD THROUGH HARBIN. If you would like to book a different type of room at Harbin, you can reserve with Harbin. Options are here.

Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY on EARLY BIRD PRICE: Deposit of $800 is non-refundable. Fee is non-refundable after July 20th.
CANCELLATION POLICY on Bhakti Bird Price: Deposit of $800 is non-refundable – 50% of remainder refundable if cancellation is done by July 20th. Fee is non-refundable after August 1st.





For more information call Nubia at 415-963-3551
Email: registration@jaiuttal.com or nubiacoruja@gmail.com

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Reserve your spot for Kirtan & Yoga in Costa Rica

Dear Friends,

Greetings! I know it may be odd to start thinking about next winter as we approach the beautiful days and nights of summer, but I wanted to send out a note about our winter Bhakti Camp in Costa Rica so you all can begin to make plans.

We had an amazing time last year. Blue Spirit is a gorgeous retreat center (great food, accommodations, spacious yoga/kirtan room, swimming pool, gentle beach), and with Nubia, Vish (The Mayapuris!), myself and all the ‘kirtan campers,’ the Bhakti fire was burning bright!!! We’ve being doing this retreat for the past 11 years, and, for some inexplicable reason, it just gets better and better. Singing Kirtan, listening to and telling stories, practicing yoga, swimming in the ocean and pool, dancing, setting intentions for the New Year….  It’s a rare opportunity to invite in the new cycle and deepen our connection with nature and the divine within and around us.

Please check it out and take advantage of the Early Bird special if you register soon. Space is limited.

That’s it for now. Sending out prayers for health and happiness to you all.

Love and peace,

P.S. Have you heard my new album yet? Return to Shiva Station!!!!!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year’s Bhakti Retreat ~ Kirtan & Yoga

with Jai Uttal & Nubia Teixeira and Guest Teacher Visvambhar Sheth

New Year's Kirtan

Where: Blue Spirit
Costa Rica
Website: www.bluespiritcostarica.com
Details: Bring in the New Year in a wave of prayer and song with the joy-filled and healing practices of chanting and Yoga! We will deeply explore these ancient devotional expressions, weaving together our hearts and voices in celebration and invocation of the Divine.

Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti our emotions become the fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and, in so doing, to find healing and wholeness within ourselves.
Join Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal for a week of Bhakti Yoga. We will explore how the body, the heart, and the mind support and complement each other in our journey towards the realm of infinite love and grace. Nubia will lead the asana and pranayama sessions, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the divine. Jai and Vish will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga. Together they will guide us in a heart- opening adventure through breath, movement and sacred sound, blending these traditions in a deep and playful way.

More info on Nubia: www.bhaktinova.com
More info on Vish: www.mayapuris.com/about/visvambhar

Rates for Accommodations & Meals per Week (7 nights)

Platform Tent with Shared Bath-House, Queen size air mattress, linens provided
$1,950 per person single occupancy

Eco Cottage with Shared Bath-House & 2 Twin beds
$2,050 per person double occupancy only

Hermitage Twin with Private Bath & 2 Twin beds
$2,150 per person double occupancy only

Hermitage Single/ Couple w/ Private Bath & Queen size bed
$3,100 per pers single occupancy / $2,250 per person double occupancy for couples

Nature Suite with A/C, Private Bath & King or 2 Twin beds
$3,150 per person single occupancy / $2,350 per person double occupancy

Mountain View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,550 per person double occupancy

Ocean View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,750 per person double occupancy

Superior Room with A/C, Superior Ocean views, Private Bath, King size bed
$4,150 per person single occupancy / $2,850 per person double occupancy

PAYMENT
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable to hold your spot
• Remainder due by October 1.

CANCELLATION POLICY
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable.
• 50% of remainder, if cancelation is done by November 1.
• Non-refundable after November 1.

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Listen to “Hari Guna Gao”

Here’s a link to stream the album version of “Hari Guna Gao” from my new album Return to Shiva Station. Enjoy and please share!

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Return to Shiva Station Out Now

Hi everyone.

Well, today’s the day!!!

My new CD Return to Shiva Station: Kailash Connection officially enters the material world. Reserve your seat on the train to the heavenly realms of Sri Hari, courtesy of Lord Shiva himself by simply ordering the album

No, seriously…. That sounds super goofy and pretentious, but I truly hope you enjoy the new CD. Please spread the word, and if you do like it, please post some good reviews on the online shops.

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Track List
1. Guru Brahma
2. Shiva Station (Namah Shivaya)
3. Hari Guna Gao
4. Calling You
5. Malkouns (Night On The Ganges)
6. Rama Raghava
7. Bhajore
8. Corner
9. Sita Ram
10. Jaya Jagadambe (She Who Tears Apart Thought)
11. Never Turn Away

Here’s a short “home-movie” version of one of my favorites from Return to Shiva Station entitled “Guru Brahma”… We filmed it last night, one take before bed. It gives a bit of the flavor of the album – all acoustic, intimate versions of the songs from the original Shiva Station, which was released fifteen years ago.

The new album features my friend and teacher, Jose Neto, a true master of the nylon string guitar, weaving in and around my own guitar and banjo, as well as Ben Leinbach on bass and percussion (and co-production), Prajna Vieira singing, Timothy White on sitar (the first of all my albums to have sitar!) and Yoed Nir on cello. A small but powerful ensemble.

That’s it for now. I hope you all really love Return to Shiva Station: Kailash Connection!!!!!!

Warm wishes, and lots of love,



P.S. If you’ve been thinking about signing up for our Summer Kirtan Camp this year, now’s the time! We’re offering a little window of discounted rate if you sign up now and pay in full:
$1,600.00 if you sign up by March 31st.
$1,950.00 after March 31st.
Hope you’ll join us!

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