Jai Uttal

New Album: Dust and Tears, Stay Tuned!

Jai Uttal, Dust & Tears

Pre-Save Now! Release Date: February 3, 2023
Buy tickets for the Feb. 3 Online Release Concert!

“So intimate, so vulnerable, so ecstatic, so sad, so romantic, so edgy, so historical, so new, so now, so timeless, so emotionally and musically complex— I think this is Jai’s BEST album.”  
—Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga founder, activist, writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef.  

Dust and Tears is one of the most introspective, profoundly personal albums in the vast catalog of the beloved, world devotional musical innovator Jai Uttal. It is also one of his most boldly adventurous recordings—an inspired synthesis of divine poetry and song from across the ages and around the globe. Over the course of nine pristine tracks, Jai invokes and honors the great singer-saints of India’s Bhakti tradition, the beauty of Old Testament psalmistry and the heartfelt songs of America’s wandering, folk-singing storytellers. Jai’s performance on Dust and Tears hits new heights of ecstatic bliss and plumbs new depths of despair and longing—the voice of a prophet, crying in the wilderness.”
— Alan di Perna, music journalist

I love ‘Dust & Tears’ — the lyrics, Jai’s voice, the arrangements, the heart, the feelings.
— Anne Lamott, bestselling author

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Join Jai Uttal for Online Kirtan Camp – Level 2: The Ocean of Bhakti

We begin April 23, 2023. Sign up now and save $100 on the early bird price!

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From my home temple I’m inviting you to join me in prayer and song, and to dive deeply into the Ocean of Bhakti. Together we will delve into online kirtan camp, a timeless gift that has been given to us by the saints and sages of ancient India.

This course includes both extended video lessons from Jai filled with tutorials, stories and more, as well as  live online sessions with Jai. Course begins April. 23, 2023.  Sign up by March 23, 2023 to save $100 for Early Bird Discount!

Anchor yourself on the path of Bhakti Yoga by focusing on some of its main practices (Kirtan, Japa and storytelling), which connect you to the ever present source of love that flows within our hearts and throughout all of creation.

When people ask me, “How do I start my own kirtan practice?, my answer is: “Just start!” I know, without a doubt, that every single one of us has absolutely everything we need to start our own personal devotional practice.

Begin slowly, at your own pace, and make a small and very easy commitment to chant three to five minutes a day, watering that tender shoot of devotion in the deepest recesses of your soul. Before you can even say 108 RAMs, the seed of bhakti within your heart will blossom into a beautiful tree of spiritual connection and love, and become a shelter of peace and compassion for others.

The experience of Kirtan Camp touched me so much, I repeated it 2 more times!  And after three times in three different locations, my heart still yearns to immerse myself into the bubble of Bhakti Jai, Nubia & team create… much in the same way that Jai talks about the yearning of our human experience to merge with the divine.  Engaging and emotional story telling, wonderful musical support, humble devotion and often times rocking kirtan bliss are a few of the highlights that fill my memories from these experiences.

Since my first round of Kirtan camp in 2002, I have been hosting mantra events on a global scale and owe a huge part of this to Kirtan camp.  I felt supported, inspired and motivated to bring chanting and devotion more deeply into my life and this has had a powerful and long lasting impact on everything I do.

David Lurey, Founder of Find Balance Yoga

Jai’s Kirtan Camp is life changing!  I took the very 1st one back in 2003 and this training fully opened up the path of kirtan and Bhakti for me.  I give the highest recommendation to anyone wanting to dive deeper into kirtan and Bhakti to take this training!!!

Govind Das , Owner, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica, Ca

Kirtan Camp with Jai was a wonderful experience. It helped me to deepen my Kirtan practice and inspired me to use my own voice to share these beautiful prayers with the world. It is something I cherish and will never forget. Deep bows Jai for all you have done to pave the way for so many!

Marti Nikko

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Online Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal

Sun, Nov 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - Sun, Mar 26, 2023 @ 2:30 pm PST

Dust & Tears Online Album Release Concert

Fri, Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PST

Freight & Salvage Album Release Concert

Sat, Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST

Prayer – A Solo Concert with Jai Uttal

Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Yogaville Retreat with Jai Uttal

Fri, May 26 @ 2:00 pm - Mon, May 29 @ 2:00 pm PDT

Yogaville Concert with Jai Uttal

Sat, May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Bhakti Love Reunion 2023

Fri, Oct 13 @ 11:00 am - Sun, Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm PDT

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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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