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 or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing Kirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of Yoga. His music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a joyous, often ecstatic quality. David is a recording artist for White Swan Records, the author of Merging with Grace, and the founder of The Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Mira and daughter Tulsi.


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.