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The Krishna Das Pilgrim Heart Hour features Krishna Das’ no-nonsense take on everyday struggles for finding balance on the spiritual path. Through the honesty, humility and humor of his own personal experiences, he points to the possibility of navigating life’s trials with a true inner yearning for truth. His own practice of kirtan or chant is the well stone of his ability to share from his spiritual heart. As KD says, “Love is a disease - we catch it from those who have it.”

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The Krishna Das Pilgrim Heart Hour features Krishna Das’ no-nonsense take on everyday struggles for finding balance on the spiritual path. Through the honesty, humility and humor of his own personal experiences, he points to the possibility of navigating life’s trials with a true inner yearning for truth. His own practice of kirtan or chant is the well stone of his ability to share from his spiritual heart. As KD says, “Love is a disease - we catch it from those who have it.”

    Ep. 160 – Enlightened Beings

    Ep. 160 – Enlightened Beings

    This time on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das explores the experience and manifestation of enlightened beings and answers questions on Maharaj-ji, devotion, and more.

    Today’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on August 18th 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music

    This week on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das holds a talk on:The experience and manifestation of enlightened beingsMaharaj-ji’s guidance on chanting and repeating the name of GodCleaning our hearts so that there is room for Maharaj-jiRecognizing everything as grace but still continuing to do our practiceUnderstanding what a real guru is versus what a disciple isDefining the soul as the way we can experience consciousnessBecoming a pure servant to the guru through seeing them in everyoneTraining our minds to think of others instead of only ourselvesBeing aware of what we are singing when chanting so that our practice is truly devotionalFinding light in the darkest momentsAbout Krishna Das:

    Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Grammy nominee, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” 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 taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

    KD spent the late ’60s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass, and in August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji.

    Krishna Das 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. To date, KD has released 15 well-received albums, most recently Trust in the Heart released in October 2017.

    For more on Krishna Das events, music, and other offerings visit: KrishnaDas.com

    “The experience of all enlightened beings is all the same but the manifestation can be very different. Some sit up in a cave and nobody ever sees them and they do all their work silently, invisibly, from wherever they are. Others are more visible.” – Krishna Das

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 159 – Being Honest with Ourselves

    Ep. 159 – Being Honest with Ourselves

    In between devotional chants, Krishna Das guides listeners on the path of radical self-honesty and self-examination.

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    This time on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das teaches us about:Facing our own egoistic desiresMaharaj-ji’s guidance on chanting and repeating the name of GodSurrendering by grace and being kind to ourselvesFinding out what we really want to doBeing honest with ourselves and examining ourselves closelyThe usefulness of therapy and spiritual practice in exploring our feelingsHow the state of the world feeds depression and anxietyEngaging with life fully and with an open heartThe love that we have within ourselves as our true natureHelping ourselves so that we can help othersToday’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on June 9th 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music

    “Don’t be afraid, be honest with yourself, examine yourself as closely and as openly as you can, and see what comes up.” – Krishna Das

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 158 – Beyond the Conceptual

    Ep. 158 – Beyond the Conceptual

    Describing how God is beyond what the mind can conceptualize, Krishna Das reflects on ways to let go and experience oneness.

    In this episode, Krishna Das describes:Looking for love and beauty inside of ourselvesGod as beyond the conceptualHow Maharaj-ji represents the entire universeWhy we cannot simply run from sufferingBeing of service to others without our ego getting involvedRecognizing the ways we engage in hurtful relationshipsTaking care of ourselves and lightening the load of sufferingMaharaj-ji’s physical body and abilitiesAccomplishing anything through love and devotionThe practice of letting go through dance, chanting, or other forms of releaseWhy Krishna Das has not used psychedelic medicine since the sixtiesLiving in oneness with God all the timeAccepting others as they are“Anything you can think of or conceptualize with your mind can’t be God, because God is beyond that. I don’t know what I believe; I believe in love. I believe that Maharaj-ji is the whole universe and Maharaj-ji is that love. The love is where I want to be. I don’t need to know anything more than that.” – Krishna Das







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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 157 – Unconditional Love and Acceptance

    Ep. 157 – Unconditional Love and Acceptance

    This week on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das discusses freeing ourselves from abuse, finding support, embracing unconditional love, understanding our parents, and using psychedelics for positive karma.

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    This week on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das holds a talk on:Freeing ourselves from abusive situationsFinding love and support from people in similar circumstancesLoving from our soul and being unconditionalLetting other people be themselvesUnderstanding our parents as their own people with their own issuesHaving an appreciation for being aliveCreating boundaries when necessaryAll the negativity that can come from hatred and angerWorking on our own reactivityPsychedelics as a pathway to unconditional loveMaking positive karmas for ourselves and doing our practicesToday’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on May 12th, 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music

    “When you love one person unconditionally, you love all beings unconditionally. There is no middle ground. Unconditional love is the state of oneness — the non-dual state of all one, as Maharaj-ji used to say, all one, sub-ek.” – Krishna Das




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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 156 – Doing Our Spiritual Work

    Ep. 156 – Doing Our Spiritual Work

    Offering wisdom on the challenging yet necessary work of spiritual practice, Krishna Das explains working through difficulty and finding answers in ourselves.

    This time on Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das offers wisdom on:Dealing with family issuesUntying emotional knots through practiceDoing spiritual work and cleaning our heartsReleasing the programming from our pastTreating others well and making positive karmaChanting, mantra repetition, and serving others for deeper consciousnessContinual growth in spiritual practiceBeing present, being with the sound of the nameExperiencing the space around our thoughtsFinding answers within ourselvesThe roots of depression and angerToday’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on May 5th, 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music

    “Removing the energy out of the traumatic experiences and experiences that formed us is a big job. It’s a really big thing. Don’t think of it as a waste of time. It’s our spiritual work. We’re cleaning our hearts of anger, betrayal, hurt, damage, grief, and shame, all the stuff that we’ve learned and absorbed as children in our families and in life.” – Krishna Das







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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 155 – Dealing with Reality

    Ep. 155 – Dealing with Reality

    In a talk on dealing with reality, Krishna Das discusses aging gracefully and being in the present moment.

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    On this episode of the Pilgrim Heart podcast, Krishna Das responds to questions on:Krishna Das’ letter to K.K. SahMeeting the Dalai LamaThe oneness of Ram and KrishnaThe 84 mahasiddhasGrowing old and dealing with realityA Maharaj-ji ghost storyLust and hungers of the mind and bodyHealthy relationships and looking beyond sexWhat disrupts a spiritual journeyToday’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on April 28th, 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”, fresh music from KD and more: Krishna Das Music

    “One has to deal with reality. The problem is that we live in such fantasy worlds and such dream worlds. So much of our daily life is occupied with getting stuff, holding onto stuff, taking care of stuff, throwing stuff away, getting more stuff. We’re so busy that we don’t get a chance just to be here.” – Krishna Das




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    • 57 min

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