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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 […]

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 […]