Chanting and praying for peace, Krishna Das explains how doing inner work can benefit the outer world.
Today’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on March 3rd, 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music
“We’re all interconnected. There are no separate people. We just think we’re separate and that’s why we are suffering. Every chant is about peace. Every chant is about love. You have to let yourself feel it. If you don’t let yourself feel it, how is somebody else going to feel it? Find that peace in you and then anyone you meet will feel it.” – Krishna Das
In this episode, we listen to Krishna Das chant and discuss:
- The war going on in Ukraine
- Social action through chanting and prayer
- Interconnectedness and being part of a whole
- How chanting can help our jumbled minds and neuroticism
- Following your heart
- Maharaj-ji’s acid story
- Bringing your mind to one point
- How to be good to ourselves
- The disruption of the pandemic
- How inner peace creates outer peace
“Our aspiration is that everyone can live with ease, that there will be peace.” – Krishna Das
About Krishna Das:
Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Grammy nominee, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.
KD spent the late ’60s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass, and in August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji.
Krishna Das now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of his life, of Maharaji-ji, of his life on the Path and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops. To date, KD has released 15 well-received albums, most recently Trust in the Heart released in October 2017.