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Working Your Edge

Seeing someone REALLY work their edge is incredibly inspiring. Who do you know that has been working their edge?

December 2018 I was very much at my edge. For the first time in my life I found myself staring at a video...

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Lineage: Swami Kaleshwar

In 2007 I was extremely fortunate to stumble across the lineage of Sri Kaleshwar. Before he left his body in 2012 I was able to experience his presence in person both in Laytonville, CA and during four programs held in Penukonda...

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My Friend Issa Noor

I’m always delighted when Issa Noor comes to Boulder to teach and play in our Kirtan Leader trainings. We have a great ongoing conversation going about music, life and what it means to be alive at this moment in time....

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Ken Matarazzo: Rhythm Workshop

Click HEREHERE and HERE to check out Kirtan Leader Institute teacher and percussionist Ken Matarazzo teaching our Level 1 and 2 students.

Ken teaches simple and fun elements of the Hand Dance Method (created by...

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Tabla Wizard Jim Feist

Holy smokes, my old friend and tabla wizard Jim Feist is just crushing it on this video

Jim is hilarious, and an incredible tabla-ist and tabla teacher. I am grateful for all I learned playing regularly with Jim from...

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Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

How did Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, touch your life?
 
Today I feel deep sadness and profound gratitude around the departure of Aretha Franklin. I don’t often talk about my background, however I will share...
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How People Transform

THE REAL SECRET TO TAKING YOUR LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

I remember when Abraham Hicks and the Power of Attraction arrived on the scene in the 1990’s. These teachings were later popularized in the movie The Secret. Looking...

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Six Ways to be In Relationship with Kirtan

I have been collecting blog post ideas for several  years and am grateful I’m starting to have time to write and share them. Stay tuned!

How can we be in relationship with the practice of Kirtan?

I see six ways....

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On Learning. Part 3: Being a Good Learner

kirtan education Oct 06, 2016

What is learning? Much of our culture commonly defines learning as what I call “information flinging”. The teacher flings information at the students. If they can fling it back learning is declared to have...

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On Learning. Part 2: Practice

kirtan education Sep 09, 2016

The great Indian Saint Shirdi Sai Baba always said, “Shradda and Saburi.” This was interpreted to mean, “faith and patience.” My guru, Swami Kaleshwar interpreted this as “practice and...

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