Episode 29: The Epitome of a True Bhakta: Krishna Das

Welcome to Episode 29 of The Mindful Initiative. This episode was recorded during the pandemic. Our guest for the podcast is Krishna Das – a Grammy Award Nominee – Kirtan Singer. We are grateful that we could have him as our first guest for the video series. Since this is our first video podcast – so you can listen to it on YouTube.

I first heard Krishna Das live in 2015 during his annual Kirtan event in New York in a church on Thanksgiving night with Manaswini.

There were people from all faiths. The gathering had new mothers, to people in wheelchairs.

All seats were taken, people were standing on the balcony, and we were fortunate to get a spot on the floor right in front of him.

It was not only mesmerizing to hear him live but also to see so many sing, dance, and meditate, all at the same time.

There is no one else like Krishna Das – there is no one else who sings like him – there is no one whose music touches you like his.

During the podcast, Krishna Das I talked about what it means to practice and how to deal with death and his teacher Neem Karoli Baba.

I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation.



About Krishna Das:

Krishna Das began leading chanting in 1994 in NYC, and has been traveling all around the world ever since, developing his signature style, fusing traditional kirtan of the East with western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. The audiences have been ever growing, responding to his remarkably soulful voice, which touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener. He’s taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and  into concert halls, is a Grammy-nominee and has become a worldwide icon. He continues to travel and to share online his chanting and stories of his guru Neem Karoli Baba. and the best- selling western chant artist of all time. Krishna Das has released over 15 albums, authored 2 books, has his own podcast and is the subject of the documentary – One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das. More information on https://www.KrishnaDas.com


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February 9, 2023


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