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Bhajan Boat on the Hudson River – October 25

When I think about boarding the Bhajan Boat in two weeks, my heart starts to swim in joy. A favorite activity of devotees or bhaktas is to gather in places that remind us of Krishna. We do things that attract Krishna to come join us. We re-create the atmosphere spoken about by the saints and […]

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 […]

Spring Ecstatic Chant at Omega Institute (Rhineback, NY)

Join Gaura Vani, Shyamdas, SRI Kirtan, Jai Uttal, Donna LeRoy, Wah! and others at the fifth annual Spring Ecstatic Chant kirtan celebration. Event dates: May 4 – 6, 2012 Tuition: $275 For more info and to register, visit Omega Institute website.  

Ten Million Moons – The Long-Awaited CD Release Party

Finally, it was time to release the album that we had been working on for the last two and a half years: Ten Million Moons. Eddie Stern’s Asthanga Yoga New York and Sri Ganesha Temple, always being supportive, offered to host the event. It was the perfect venue because it had an Old World ambiance […]