Krishna Das: Heart of Devotion at 1440 Multiversity

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Heart of Devotion

A Bhakti Yoga Weekend

November 22 - 24, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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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.

Fans throughout the world know him as KD, and because of his down-to-earth presence you will feel as though you’re hanging out with longtime friends in a comfortable living room. In this gathering of dedicated seekers and those new to the practice, KD will chant and, with gentle humor and a harmonium in his lap, humbly share anecdotes from time he spent with Maharaji-ji in India, Ram Dass, and the Dalai Lama.

These stories about the seeker’s path are imbued 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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  • Faculty Bio
    Krishna Das

    World-renowned spiritual teacher and chant artist

    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 Maharaj-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, California, and was 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 501(c)3 is dedicated to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and spiritual teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, lovingly called Maharaj-ji, his teachings can be summed up by his saying:

    ‘Love Everyone. Serve Everyone. Remember God.”

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  • Why Attend
    • Enrich your experience of Bhakti Yoga through a weekend of chanting, storytelling, and reflection.<br />

    • If you have never 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


    7:30 – 9:30 PM   Kirtan with Krishna Das


    9:00 -10:15 am   Yoga

    10:30-12 PM      Chanting Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao

    2:00 – 4:30 PM   Chanting and Q&A with Krishna Das

    7:30 – 9:30 PM   Kirtan with Krishna Das


    9:30 – 11:30 am Closing session with Krishna Das


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Details

    KD will also offer a special kirtan for participants (included) and in-house guests (for a nominal fee). It will not be open to the public.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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