Kirtan & the Bhakti Mandala: Healing through Chant

David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira will guide us on an inspirational journey into the wisdom of the heart and the joys of devotional chanting.


David Newman (Durga Das)

David Newman (also known as Durga Das) is a kirtan chant artist, sacred singer-songwriter, author, and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love. A dedicated troubadour of chant and sacred song, he travels extensively sharing kirtan, devotional music, and the spiritual, meditative, and musical aspects of yoga. His CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, and To Be Home. Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in the Washington Post and Yoga Journal, David is founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga on Main and author of Time Bound Traveler.


Mira is a vocalist, musician, and poetess. She has recorded on many well-known chanting CDs, sharing her ethereal vocals and displaying her talents on cajon, kartals (finger cymbals), and kaimini (south Indian bells). In 2006 Mira released her debut album entitled A Living Prayer.