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Kirtan is meditative chanting that calms the mind & spirit. This podcast is a weekly offering of music from contemporary kirtan artists such as Krishna Das, Dave Stringer and Ragani.

New World Kirtan Kitzie Stern

    • Spirituality
    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

Kirtan is meditative chanting that calms the mind & spirit. This podcast is a weekly offering of music from contemporary kirtan artists such as Krishna Das, Dave Stringer and Ragani.

    Chants To The Indweller

    Chants To The Indweller

    Calming Chants For A Crazy World

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Great Invocation

    The Great Invocation

    The ‘Great Invocation’ is a World Prayer, an invocation for light and love. It’s an ancient formula for the use of mankind to invoke the energies which will change our world. Originally written in 1945, it has been translated into many languages & is used daily by millions of people. There are several versions which have been modified to reflect the world’s changing consciousness.

    Our kirtan set this week consists of chants that support the vision of the Great Invocation, invoking peace, love & right relationships all over the world. The set is a bit longer than usual, the Yoga Nidra meditation at the end is beautiful — it’s one of our favorites.

    Here’s the music in this week’s set:

    Deva Premal & Miten: 21-day Mantra Meditation, Day 13, Happiness

    Edo & Jo: Kirtan Alive — Om Shanti

    Mirabai Ceiba: Sacred Love Meditations — Humee Hum, The Other Is You

    Brenda McMorrow: Igniting the Beauty — Loka Samasta/Om Shanti

    Donna De Lory: Sanctuary — Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

    Blue Spirit Wheel: Tridevi — Om Shantih

    Johanna Beekman: Heart Beats One — Om Shanti (Peace In Our Hearts)

    Shiva Rea: Drops of Nectar [Disc 2] — Yoga Nidra: Yogic Relaxation

    THE GREAT INVOCATION

    “From the point of Light within the Mind of God

    Let light stream forth into the minds of men.

    Let Light descend on Earth.

    From the point of Love within the Heart of God

    Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.

    May Christ (consciousness) return to Earth.

    From the center where the Will of God is known

    Let purpose guide the little wills of men –

    The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

    From the center which we call the race of men

    Let the Plan of Love and Light work out

    And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

    Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

    Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

    Let Light and Love and Power restore the Planet Earth.”

    Until next time, dear hearts. Namaste.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Hanuman; A River Of Grace

    Hanuman; A River Of Grace

    I played this week’s set several weeks ago for our Friday virtual Satsang — it’s dedicated to Hanuman, and it’s one I’ve been using a lot in the process of healing my body after hip replacement surgery. In difficult situations, it helps me if I remember to turn things over to a higher power, and these days Hanuman is my guy.

    Here are the chants in this week’s set:

    Day 5: Strength Through Devotion, Spirit of Mantra, Hanuman Mantra, Deva Premal & Miten — Spirit of Mantra

    Hanuman, Carrie Grossman — The Ram Sessions

    Sundara Chalisa, Krishna Das live in Maui

    Baba Hanuman, Shantala — Sri

    Jai Hanuman, Shaman’s Dream Project — Kerala Dream

    Lokah, Indiajiva — Om Spiritus, Music for a Peaceful Planet

    Podcasts are going to be coming regularly now, I’m going to aim for one each week so be on the lookout. Stay healthy my friends, and until next time — Namaste.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Chants To Help You Sleep

    Chants To Help You Sleep

    I got some very good news this week — my hip replacement surgery has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 13 — that’s tomorrow! So I’ve been gearing back up — listening to chants for healing & guided meditations for surgery. I’ll be taking a break for a few weeks while I recover.

    But before I go, it’s time for a word. The pandemic has placed all of us, all over the world, in the same storm but in different boats. At the top of the podcast, I talk a little bit about what our family’s quarantine boat is like, and what is helping me not to capsize. I also have a few choice words for our President. You should listen.

    This week’s set is one I played for our Friday Satsang last week, and it’s a collection of chants that are calming and will help you get to sleep. We start, as always, with Jane Winthur’s Om chant from her CD Mantra. Then we’ll have Kabir’s Song, Snatam Kaur — Anand, Narasimha, Deva Premal — Password, Rama Lullaby, Rob & Melissa — Tejase, Govinda Hare, Jaya Lakshmi — Jewel of Hari, Shaantih Prayer, Swaha — Salutations, Rambient, Carrie Grossman — The Ram Sessions, Ganapati Om, Govind Das & Radha — Lunar Mantras, Om Mane Padme Hum 2, Jane Winther — Mantra, ending with Sanctus, Ashana — Jewels of Silence.

    So I’m going to sign off now for a few weeks — I’ll be back on the other side of the surgery. It has been a long long journey with this pain, my friends, and my life is about to change for the better. I can’t wait. Enjoy life, stay healthy and until next time — Namaste.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Prayers For Peace: The Shanti Mantras

    Prayers For Peace: The Shanti Mantras

    This week’s set is one I played for our Friday Satsang a week ago, and it’s a collection of Shanti Mantras, Hindu prayers for peace found in the Upanishads.

    A Friday Satsang set always begins with Jane Winther’s Om chant from her CD Mantra. Then we have Dharma study with Deva Premal & Miten from their 21-Day Mantra Meditation, and offerings from Jaya & Ananda, Tim Jordan Kirtan, an ‘Om Purnam’ chant by Bada Haridas, featuring Karnamrita Dasi, Blue Spirit Wheel, Rob & Melissa, Shantala, and we end with a Yoga Nidra Yogic Relaxation by Shiva Rae.

    I hope you’ll use the set to sing peace into your body and visualize spreading it throughout our world.

    Be Well, my friends. Stay healthy. Much love to you all. Namaste.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Chants For Divine Healing

    Chants For Divine Healing

    Well, we’re all having a moment together, aren’t we? Everyone listening to this all over the world is slowed down, sheltering in place. It’s really quite remarkable, our world is having a pause and reset, and a much-needed change in perspective. In some very good ways, we will never be the same.

    And on some level, we’re all experiencing grief & loss. Personal loss — my hip replacement was cancelled, our son’s wedding postponed — and also collective loss, the loss of a way of life we took for granted & that has disappeared in a blink of an eye. And our small private griefs & disappointments pale in comparison to the grief of those mourning loved ones who have died during this pandemic. There’s a collective need for us to acknowledge the loss & the grief and mourn for all that is gone.

    As of today here in Oregon, we have about 1200 cases and 38 deaths. We started social distancing early here because we saw what was going on up the road in Seattle & it scared us so most of us took it seriously. I look at what is going on in New York and it breaks my heart. Reading about the individual acts of heroism & kindness all over the world in the midst of this pandemic also breaks my heart, but in a different way. It breaks it wide open with the acknowledgement that here is the best we can be as humans. Mr.Rogers said, look for the helpers. Even when things are really bad, there will always the helpers to inspire us.

    So, our world is going to look very different after this, there’s no denying that. But more importantly, what are WE going to look like when it’s over? It’s a cliche, but the only way out of this is by going in.

    One sweet outcome of the quarantine is that we’re doing a virtual kirtan through Zoom for our Friday kirtan & meditation group, and so far it’s going beautifully. Another delightful outcome is the way we’re doing these virtual kirtans makes it easy for me to take our Friday night sets and post them as podcasts so you can recreate these healing kirtan & meditation sets at home. Just prepare your space, and start the set, you can even use it to help you fall asleep if you wish!

    Our podcast set is the one we played last Friday night, and it was for Divine Healing. 
We always start with an Om chant by Jane Winthur. This week we have a teaching by Deva Premal & Miten on the great healing mantra to Shiva, the Maha Mitrunjaya mantra, with two renditions, the first by Deva & Miten, followed by another version by Brenda McMorrow. Then a powerful chant to Shiva by Dave Stringer. Two versions of the Kundalini Chant Ra Ma Da Sa — in Kundalini teachings Ra Ma Da Sa is said to tune the soul to the frequency of Diving Healing. The first version is by Satkirin Kaur Khalsa, the other toward the end of the set is by Snatam Kaur. In between the Ra Ma Da Sa chant is another offering by Deva & Miten, a live version of Teyata Om Bekanze, one of the most important mantras for healing from the Buddhist tradition.

    We always end the set with a prayer for peace, Lokah Samasta Sukino Bhavantu. This week’s version is by Mukti with Prajna Vierra.

    After the music ends we meditate for a few minutes, then have a closing prayer.

    I hope you’ll find the set powerful, and use it for personal & global healing. My wish for you in the midst of these precarious times is that you can find moments to be grateful and that you’ll also find moments when you can lift someone else up, even if it’s just with a smile. Have faith in the Divine Plan, my friends and make it a practice to release your fear. Fear is a creation of your mind.

    I’m going to end with the prayer I always say to end our kirtan.

    May we be filled with loving kindness.

    May we be free from inner and outer dangers.

    May we be well in body & mind.

    May we be at peace and happy.

    Namaste.

    • 1 hr 22 min

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