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New Music: Chants for Challenging Times

kirtan education Jan 01, 2021

CHANTS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

Mike Cohen’s voice is a grounding force of granite lined with velvet.”

The past four years, during which Chants for Challenging Times was composed, recorded, and now released, have...

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Being Skillful with Family

This year, due to Covid, you may have had fewer face-to-face interactions with your family than usual. Whether or not this is the case, learning how to be more skillful with family members is super important. We can pick our...

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Seeking What?

My best friends 2 year old son was such a curious child. I always got a laugh when he would look at me or his dad very sincerely and ask, "Daddy doing?" or "Mike doing?" This little boy would smile as his Dad or I...

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How Each Enneagram Type Can Reduce Attentional Biases

HABITS OF ATTENTION FOR EACH ENNEAGRAM TYPE

Attentional bias refers to how a person's perception is affected by selective factors in their attention. Attentional biases may explain an individual's failure to consider alternative...

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Harmonium Taste Test

Harmoniums and Headaches

Since they were introduced in 2015, I have been enamored with the Bhava brand of harmoniums created by Old Delhi Music. Last fall I thought it might be wise to try a few others to see if they were...

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You Don't Need Sargam

She was a new student. Eager to learn, she had many questions. Toward the end of the conversation, she nervously asked, “Do I really have to learn Sargam to lead Kirtan?”

My response immediately set...

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Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache

How to Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache

The only thing more amazing than chanting, is leading a chant. Whether you want to start a home practice, add Kirtan to yoga classes, or lead a band in your community, you will need a...

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Six Paths to Leading Kirtan

An Important Discovery

During a group intensive training program with advanced students in 2016, deeply held and unarticulated assumptions of several longtime students came to the surface, much to my surprise! I was...

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Accessing the Wisdom of the Enneagram

Who am I?

What a powerful question. And, one that lives at the core of every conscious person I know. If you have been living in this question, perhaps the most powerful tool for self-understanding you can find is the Enneagram....

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Live, Love and Leave

I frequently see confusion arising around the LEVEL’S in our school, which are distinct from the CLASSES and INTENSIVES we offer. The confusion tends to show up when students are looking to take our Level 2 or Level 3...

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