Join me for The Art and Practice of Kirtan – Online Course Starts September 16

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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 the “Art and Practice of Kirtan”, a timeless gift that has been given to us by the saints and sages of ancient India.

This course includes 6 extended lessons from Jai filled with exclusive new content, as well as four  90 minute live online sessions with Jai. Course begins September 16, 2020.

In addition you will receive weekly homework assignments and over an hour of bonus material including a rhythm class with Daniel Paul and and Introduction to the Gods and Goddesses with Nubia. There will also be a community group for discussions and sharing.

4 LIVE 90 Minute Lessons with Jai
• September 20 – Zoom Live Class 1 (1 – 2:30 pm PT)
• October 4 – Zoom Live Class 2 (1 – 2:30 pm PT)
• October 11 – Zoom Live Class 3 (1 – 2:30 pm PT)
• October 25 – Zoom Live Class 4 (1 – 2:30 pm PT)

2 Facebook Lives with Jai within The Art and practice of Kirtan private group

• September 30 – FB LIVE 1:08 pm PT
• October 14 – FB LIVE 1:08 pm PT

All online classes will be recorded and made available within the House of Bhakti Course Platform for those unable to attend. You will have access to the course content for three months.

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.

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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

Gauri’s Lullaby: Music for Healing and Other Joys…A new album release by Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal, Gauri's Lullaby

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The four songs on this album were actually created over a period of about seven years as birthday presents for my beloved wife, Nubia Teixeira, to use in her home yoga practice as well as in her many classes. There was never an intention to turn them into a ‘public’ album release. Although Nubia hears me play and sing all the time at home, these were her ‘exclusive’ Jai tracks to use for teaching and just for relaxing. So many students asked her, “What is that music? Where can we get it?”, and Nubia would smile and say the songs were just for her!!

Well, welcome Corona, a time when the global anxiety is in the red zone. Even the calmest people are nervous, and those of us with higher anxiety levels during ‘normal’ times are shaking and trembling!

About three weeks ago, Nubia said to me, “It’s time to share Gauri’s Lullaby! The world needs these healing sounds.” I was, at first, surprised, and a bit resistant, feeling that this is so different from all of my other album releases. (The four songs are instrumental guitar meditations.) However, after thinking about it for a little while, I agreed with her.  This isn’t a moment to be concerned with ‘branding’ or ‘image’. Rather, it’s a time to share love and stay close in our hearts while we stay ‘sheltered’ in our homes.

Gauri is Sanskrit and means ‘shining and brilliant’, and it is one of the names of the eternal beloved of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Transformation and Protection. It’s also the name that our Indian Mother, Sri Siddhi Ma, gave to Nubia about ten years ago. Nubia only uses this name in her most private internal conversations/meditations with Ma. And so, these songs are dedicated my beloved Nubia, who is always connected to Spirit, and always sharing that connection with others. 

I’m a very lucky guy!

I hope these healing sounds can bring solace and ease to all.

Love and gratitude,


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View song list and more information for Gauri’s Lullaby


Kirtan with Jai Uttal in Barcelona, Spain

Fri, Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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New Album: Roots, Rock, Rama!

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Celebration, meditation, dance of the devas, love song to the universe . . . Jai Uttal’s new album Roots, Rock, Rama! is all of that and more.

The whole world’s myriad musical colors coruscate like a bejeweled shawl tossed from the shoulders of a goddess on this landmark two-CD recording. It manages to pack a lifetime’s spiritual and musical quest into seventy-eight minutes of glorious music from an innovator whose work transcends any category or genre designation. READ MORE >>

Buy a CD, Plant a Tree! We are partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every CD purchased.

Jai rocks Rama as the most talented, multi-instrumentalist, soulful kirtan artist of our time. Steeped in the roots of Bhakti, Jai’s global sound is universal sonic tonic. Roots Rock Rama is the sound of JOY!

Shiva Rea, International Yoga Teacher

“WOW!!! Amazing!!! Just bursting with music and creativity!!! Really wonderful… The whole palette of devotional colors. Tower of Power goes to Ganga!!! Beautiful and Too Sweet.”

Krishna Das, Kirtan Artist

Wow, in my humble opinion, is definitely your best yet, and that’s really saying something! It has such a feel to it – it’s one whole, complete, ecstatic, colorful statement from the first to the last note. I can’t wait to play it again! It made me feel so good. the arrangements, the horns, the SOUND, everything! This is one whole, complete, ecstatic, colorful statement from the first note to the last. For me, this record is up there with Sgt. Peppers, Revolver, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, Freewheelin’, Hejira, Songs in the Key of Life, Love and Theft, Nashville Skyline, After the Goldrush, Bringing it All Back Home, and Highway 61 Revisited.”

Miten, Kirtan Artist

My good friend, the late jazz trumpet wizard Don Cherry might have coined the term “world music” but with the release of his latest work of genius, Roots, Rock, Rama, maestro Jai Uttal, joyfully reveals to us what world music really sounds like—music that defies rigid categorization because it is just too far reaching—too cosmic to be contained. RRR is modern and traditional, spiritual and sexy –it simply cannot be limited to one narrow commercial category. It reaches across all genres—Reggae, Rock, Soul, lyrical Bossa nova, percussive Samba, R&B, Jazz, Bollywood, Kirtan, Country, Folk, Classical Indian and beyond.

Sharon Gannon, Founder Jivamukti Yoga

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