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6 Reasons to Chant With Your Kids (and 5 Ways to Do It)

Shannon Sexton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sexton

We live in a hurry-up world -- and so do our children. How can we, as families, slow down, connect with each other and ourselves, and enjoy the present moment?

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

Stress Relief Tips From Around The Globe

Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

If you think you've tried everything to relax, consider looking to other countries for ideas.

Bhakti Fest: Back to the Garden for Yogis

Philip Goldberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

From Sept. 6 through 9, about 3,000 people will descend on the high desert above Palm Springs for the fourth annual Bhakti Fest.

Practicing Loving Kindness In The Capital

Matteo Pistono | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Matteo Pistono

Although Sharon Salzberg's quiet, contemplative teachings appear to be in strong contrast with Krishna Das' kirtan, which often generates ecstatic dancing and emotions, both help harness the mind and focus one's awareness.

In His New Book, Ram Dass Says: 'Love Everybody.' I Wish I Could.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"How good it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in harmony." That was the huge banner hanging on the back wall of the church. Picture it: friendly people eager for a group experience of divine love. I wasn't feeling it.

My First Kirtan

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

I learned that kirtan is a spiritual practice similar to meditation but considered by some to be much more enjoyable because it involves singing, and singing, he says, makes you thoughtless.

Krishna Das, the World's Most Popular Spiritual Singer, Now Lifts Hearts in English

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jesse Kornbluth

There was no Krishna Das in 1968. There was only my contemporary, an equally miserable rock-and-roll kid named Jeffrey Kagel. Luckily, Kagel met Ram Das, just back from his first trip to India.

On The Road With Krishna Das

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

this week I'm on tour playing guitar with Krishna Das. Hanging with KD and the posse is always about dharma and music mixed together --- my favorite combo.

Global Beat Fusion: Kirtan & Fado, Classical Brooklyn & Future Guelph

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

It's been a half-decade since Krishna Das has released a new studio album, though he's had plenty of material floating around during that time, includ...

Chasing The Spirit Through Song

Krishna Das | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Krishna Das

We are always who we are. We are not what we do. These practices give us the strength to love totally and completely. But we have to to create pathways for the love to flow to our own hearts.

Will Spirituality Ever Be Serious?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

All too often, however, spirituality reinforces rather than transcends conventional limits, boundaries, and notions of the ego. Sandwiched in between manicures and lunch dates, the quickie yoga class becomes just another way to augment and reinforce the self.

Why Yoga Needs A Rock Star

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Most everyone I talk to who practices yoga has had some sort of dramatic experience "happen to them" at some point during their practice. It's talked...

Chanting: A Wallet-Friendly Exercise In Body And Spirit

nytimes.com | SARA ECKEL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As with meditation, the intent of chanting is to calm and focus the mind, relieving it from its usual chatter -- grocery lists, money worries, petty a...