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Heart Of Devotion

A Bhakti Yoga Weekend

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Quiet the mind and let the heart open while chanting in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga with Grammy-nominated chant artist Krishna Das, known to his fans throughout the world as KD

Because of KD’s down-to-earth presence, in this gathering of dedicated seekers and those new to the practice, you will feel as though you’re hanging out with longtime friends in a comfortable living room.

In between chanting, with gentle humor and a harmonium in his lap, KD humbly shares anecdotes from time he spent with Maharaji-ji in India, Ram Dass, and the Dalai Lama—stories about the seeker’s path paved by the same basic questions that stand the test of time: how do we live a good life, how do we become good human beings, and how do we deal with the fear we live and breathe every day.

Through call-and-response chanting, discussions, and question-and-answer sessions, you will learn how to:

  • Open your heart through the power of mantra chanting and fill your whole body with the joy and ecstasy of connection with spirit
  • Experience the exponential power of prayer when done in a group
  • Break down who you think you are and connect to presence—the vast space that we are sitting in
  • Make space around your thoughts and reactivity so you get a conscious vote about how you experience life.

Whether you chant with KD often or this is your first time, come hear your own unique voice blend with other voices like the drop of water in the ocean. Return home with guidance and renewed inspiration for continuing the practice.

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Krishna Das

November 17 - 19, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Quiet the mind and let the heart open while chanting in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga with Grammy-nominated chant artist Krishna Das, known to his fans throughout the world as KD

Because of KD’s down-to-earth presence, in this gathering of dedicated seekers and those new to the practice, you will feel as though you’re hanging out with longtime friends in a comfortable living room.

In between chanting, with gentle humor and a harmonium in his lap, KD humbly shares anecdotes from time he spent with Maharaji-ji in India, Ram Dass, and the Dalai Lama—stories about the seeker’s path paved by the same basic questions that stand the test of time: how do we live a good life, how do we become good human beings, and how do we deal with the fear we live and breathe every day.

Through call-and-response chanting, discussions, and question-and-answer sessions, you will learn how to:

  • Open your heart through the power of mantra chanting and fill your whole body with the joy and ecstasy of connection with spirit
  • Experience the exponential power of prayer when done in a group
  • Break down who you think you are and connect to presence—the vast space that we are sitting in
  • Make space around your thoughts and reactivity so you get a conscious vote about how you experience life.

Whether you chant with KD often or this is your first time, come hear your own unique voice blend with other voices like the drop of water in the ocean. Return home with guidance and renewed inspiration for continuing the practice.

Faculty Bio

Krishna Das

In 1994, Krishna Das started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC. Over the years, he continued chanting, developing his signature style, fusing traditional kirtan of the east with western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. The audiences have been ever growing. 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 been called yoga’s “rock star.”  He has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time.

KD 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.

KD has released 14 well received albums, including Live Ananda (released January 2012)  that was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, CA streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has been in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide and is available on DVD everywhere.

In 2014 the Kirtan Wallah Foundation was formed. This 501c3 is dedicated to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and spiritual teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, Lovingly called Maharjji, his teachings can be summed up by his saying:

‘Love Everyone. Serve Everyone. Remember God”

Why Attend

  • Enrich your experience of Bhakti Yoga through a weekend of chanting, storytelling, and reflection.

  • If you never have chanted before, this soulful blend of traditional kirtan music with western influence combined with relevant storytelling is the perfect welcome for newcomers to the practice.

     

  • Experience deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection by repeating the names of the Divine and temporarily dissolving the illusion of separateness that causes our suffering.

  • Get more spacious inside so you can go through life in a more easeful way and make choices from your heart’s center.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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