David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan Chant Artist and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the yoga of love. David's music, rooted in the ancient yogic tradition of sound as a healing path toward self discovery (Nada Yoga), embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India's ancient chant tradition.
Namaste All! Here are some photos from the Road. They include Mira and I at one of our favorite stops - Flow Yoga in DC... One just hanging out at a very cool korean vegetarian restaurant in Chicago... and with bandmates changing a blown tire on the way to a Kirtan... That's All...Sending Bliss and Bless!! David
Blessings Everyone, What a sweet summer it has been. Amidst a truly wonderful Kripalu retreat and some events on the east coast, Mira and I have been getting some good rest. We've been enjoying just being at home, catching up with family and tapping into our sweet community here in Philadelphia. It's been nice to have the regularity of practicing and chanting at home and being on a rhythm to go deep in a different way than being on the road. We also hosted Shyam Das at Yoga On Main (our center here in Philadelphia), which was deeply inspiring and filled with Bhakti! If you are not familiar with Shyam Das, here is his website - www.shyamdas.com This summer, we also took on some nice home projects like putting in a new water filter system and getting an organic mattress - trying to up the ante on the "green" factor. On a sweet note, Phila. has the most delicous gelato cafe' with flavors like lime cilantro, honey rosemary goat milk, orange cardoman and the most killer dark dark dark chocolate. That and the fresh mint stacciatella are my favorites. Just had to share... Meanwhile, we go back on the road on Wednesday to the Midwest making stops in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The fall is gonna be an intense one - lots of stops - but most importantly lots of love and singing with our friends in communities all over the country. For the rest of 2007, we go to DC, Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachussetts, Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina, Ontario, Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia...We very much look forward to our second visit to Yogaville, a beautiful ashram in Buckingham, Virginia founded by Swami Satchidananda. We'll be there November 9th to 11th for a weekend of Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan!! Here's the link...Yogaville Program Last, I have included the interview from "Into the Bliss". Film producer, Jenni Young, created a nice segment which chronicles my journey from childhood to now. Enjoy!! Well, that's all for now. Sending you all Love, Smiles and Hugs! Jai Sita Ram, David/Durga Das