The Dancing Revolution: Stories, Music and Dance Celebrating the Life and Message of Sri Chaitanya

Come and join my Mom Rukmini, my Wife Vrinda and myself as we celebrate the birth of the Mantra Revolution in an evening of storytelling, mantra music and classical Indian dance. Saturday, March 23, 7pm – 9pm Flow Yoga Center 1450 P St NW, Washington, DC $15 pre-registered, $20 at the door

Special Publication on Shyamdas from Navarupa

Stephen Theodore Schaffer, known to most as Shyamdas, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Goa, India on Saturday, January 19. He was 59. Namarupa has published a special 36 page issue containing an obituary, photographs and memories of Shyamdas and all the articles that Shyamdas ever wrote for Namarupa. Download the free PDF version […]

Shyamdas (1953–2013) – In Memory

By Gaura Vani On the early morning of January 20th, a rare and special soul was taken from this world. Shyamdas, world-renowned scholar, author and translator, kirtan leader and dear devotee of Krishna was killed in a motorcycle accident while in Goa, India. He was there with a group of friends, students, god-brothers and sisters […]

Shyamdas-ji, Where are you now? What do you hear? What do you see? Can you hear the sweet longing sound of Krishna’s flute? Can you hear the sounds of Gopis singing Krishna’s names? Are your feet covered in the dust of Vraj? Do you see the footprints of cowherd boys mingled with those of the […]

Yoga Ball 2013

The DC Area Yoga Community in partnership with Off The Mat and Into the World and YogaVotes presents: Yoga Ball 2013 January 20, 2013 St. Francis Hall 1340 Quincy Street, NE Washington, DC Gather with yogis from across the DC area and special guests for an empowering evening of movement, music and community. Together we […]

South Africa Tour: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban (December 1 – 14)

It’s time for me to head to the Southern Hemisphere. I cannot describe how happy I am to reunite with my dear friends in South Africa. We will be a part of a book launch in Cape Town, then will head to Johannesburg for the very ecstatic and inspirational KB Mela and then Knights of […]

“Women of Bhakti” Film Screening in Washington DC: November 16 at 8pm

My Mom and I are inviting you to a heart-opening community event that both of us are personally very excited about. What: The screening of a film called the Women of Bhakti (in which both my Mom and I were interviewed). Screening will be followed by kirtan and Q&A. When: Friday, Nov 16th, at 8 […]

CANCELED: Presentation at TEDx

The event has been canceled in the aftermath of the recent hurricane.  A new date will be announced at a later time.  The organizers are sending their sincere apologies.

October Tour with Jai Uttal

I will be joining my dear friend Jai Uttal for his mini-tour: Saturday, October 13: Church of the Holy City, Washington, DC Sunday, October 14: Princeton University, NJ Tuesday, October 16: Kaia Yoga, Westport, CT Thursday, October 18: Dharma Yoga, NYC Friday, October 19: Integral Yoga Institute, NYC Details and ticket info on Jai’s Facebook […]

Help Hanumen Record Their First Album

Click HERE to find out how you can help Hanumen with the album recording project.  Also, check out Hanumen interview and performance videos in the Bhakti Beat Magazine Connect with the Hanumen on Facebook. The project is supported by the Call and Response Foundation, a non profit bringing mantra music to wider audiences and Mantralogy, […]

Eighth Annual Omega Ecstatic Chant Weekend

For some folks Labor Day weekend is a last chance this year to bask in the sun and bathe in the salty blue ocean waters.  For others, like myself, this is the weekend to bask in the glories of the Holy Name and immerse in the waves of Kirtan at the legendary Omega Ecstatic Chant […]