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India has an ancient tradition of honoring and revering what they call ‘Holy Madmen’, individuals who are filled to the brim with the ecstasy of divine presence. Often these men and women will sing, dance and recite spontaneous poetry. Considered ‘crazy’ by the mainstream, they are a living treasure to those with eyes that can see past the surface. My dear friend Shyamdas (1953-2013) was a holy madman, an inspiration to all and a brother to me. This song is a love letter to him. 

Jai Uttal

New Album: LET ME BURN

Jai Uttal, Let Me Burn, Alan di Perna, One of America's foremost music scribes, Alan di Perna has been writing professionally about popular music and culture since 1980.

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For the last year and half the world has been in a cocoon, inwardly burning, waiting for the chrysalis to fall away. As we enter the summer months and our hearts begin to emerge, ready to fly, Jai Uttal is celebrating his 70th birthday with his latest album release ‘Let me Burn’, which will drop on August 4th!

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Join Jai Uttal for The Art & Practice of Kirtan: Level 1
A 12 Week Online Training into the Heart of Devotion
Starts April 10, 2022

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Spring 2022 Online Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal

First Live Session with Jai Uttal is April 10, 2022 from 1 – 2:30 pm PT

A rich 12 Week journey through the inspirational art of Kirtan, or devotional chanting.

In The Art and Practice of Kirtan you will have an opportunity to:

• Attend 4 Live 90 minute online classes with Jai
• Access hours of recorded lessons and work at your own pace
• Receive homework assignments to deepen your practice
• Explore the heartfelt path of Bhakti Yoga
• Create and nurture a daily practice of Kirtan and Japa
• Honor and follow tradition
• Discover your unique and personal path of devotion
• Chant the ancient mantras and connect to the divine
• Explore Bhakti as our intimate relationship with the Source
• Join a Bhakti community, shining light and goodness to the world
• Explore your voice through the practice of Sargam, the Indian system of notes
• Learn my unique kirtan melodies on harmonium and guitar
• Connect your voice to your heart
• Hear inspiring stories from my 50 years of practice on the path of devotion

Live Online Zoom Classes with Jai Uttal, Sundays, 1 – 2:30 pm PT

• April 10, 2022
• May 1, 2022
• May 22, 2022
• June 26, 2022

The world is sorely in need of healing vibrations and by singing together from the depths of our hearts we can continue to ‘ripple outward’ and help envelope the planet in a blanket of Love, while strengthening ourselves and our vibrant Bhakti community.

As we sing and share together, we will both expand (zoom out) and magnify (zoom in) our focus on the subtle nuances of the path of love.


Ecstatic Chant Labor Day Weekend

Fri, Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm - Mon, Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm

Golden Garuda Retreat

Sun, Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm - Thu, Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm

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My musical Guru, Ali Akbar Khan, used to speak so sweetly about his time in the Rajasthani court, playing for the king who became his patron and benefactor. Khansahib, as we lovingly called him, claimed he would never have become the maestro that he was without having had that patronage. And the same is true for so many of the greatest artists, playwrights, scientists and musicians of history – they all had patrons helping them to achieve their life’s vision.

Well, times have changed. The days of royal patronage are long gone. But now, with crowdfunding and other miracles, we’re relearning the art of giving in a new and very modern way. As we rediscover our interconnectedness and interdependence, we find the awareness that we all need to become patrons of each other.


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