Krishna Das shares a reflection on how we can clear our thoughts through the repetition of a mantra and the blessing of the name.
The Sky of Consciousness (Opening) – Krishna Das reflects on the way that the practice of chanting clears the thoughts that cloud our perception. He looks at what Hindu and Buddhist tradition has to teach us about what clouds our consciousness and how we can maintain a clear view.
“The practices of chanting and meditation are all about the same thing, extracting us from that constant storyline running 24/7 that we believe. Why do we believe that storyline?” – Krishna Das
The Blessing of the Name (21:15) – What happens when we begin to practice with mantra? Krishna Das looks at the blessing of the name that begins to unravel with practice.
Discover teachings from 14th-century saint Nam Dev around the transformative blessing of the name on Ep. 67 of the Pilgrim Heart Podcast
A Practice of Letting Go (38:35) – Krishna Das talks about his own practice and why he chants.
“We always have this option, once we become aware of it. We always have the ability to release.” – Krishna Das
A Special Kind of Love (50:30) – We close with a question about love in relationship to being a parent. KD shares from his own experience and looks at how our relationships change from incarnation to incarnation.