David Newman Music

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.

Monday, August 03, 2009

On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition

Below is a copy of the 7th edition of our bi-monthly newsletter: "On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition." 

Enjoy!! David......

Namaste Friends,

Welcome to the 7th edition of "On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition." 

Please enjoy this month’s theme - Water!

First, let me briefly share what is happening on the Bhakti Trail with David.


Ringtones of David’s music from many of his CDs are now available on his website!!
Here’s the link… 

Radio Interview and Article…

David was recently featured on VividLife Web Radio!
The Interview: 
The Article: 

August Touring Schedule…

In August, David and Mira will be offering Kirtans in Marlton, NJ, and Lewes, DE, August 14th and 15th. They will also be offering these special events:

Kirtan College Weekend Intensive at Yogaville
August 20th to 23rd 


Martha's Vineyard Rasa Weekend of Yoga and Kirtan
August 29th and 30th
With Kirtan on Saturday, August 29th at 7:00 pm open to the public!

September Highlights…

European Tour
In September (11-27), David and Mira will be making their third Visit to Europe including stops in…Alessandria, Italy, Graz, Austria, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Edinburgh, and London.

David and Mira at Ecstatic Chant at Omega Institute

September 4th to 7th
Also including Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Shyam Das, Deva Premal and Miten, Snatam Kaur...and others.

7th Seva Edition: WATER

"Understanding the fact that we are essentially water is the key to uncovering the mysteries of the universe.” Massaru Emoto

Please share this newsletter with friends and family!


Flow: For the Love of Water 
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

After watching this very powerful film, you can take action at 
www.charitywater.org      www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AqlLyLeJuQ

David and Mira have chosen to sponsor a well project that will bring clean water to a village in need.
100% of the donations will directly build these wells, and bring clean, safe drinking water to the villagers in a developing nation.
Please click on this link, and support the vision of a clean, healthy world for all...

Take Action: 

WATERLIFE follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars
"Bozzo's assured, slick bluntness absolutely does what it has to... smoothly constructed and with arresting narration by Malcolm McDowell, the result is an easy to absorb, must-see effort." 


Thirst (slide show)
A great slide show on water facts!

David Wolfe on Best Drinking Water (5min)

Is Bottled Water Really Pure? (3 min)
Bottled water companies make millions off people who believe their products are purer than tap water. However, most consumers do not realize that these products are in fact less regulated than tap water.

Charity: Water


The Hidden Messages in Water, Masaru Emoto
Images of Water Crystals: 
The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye-opening theory showing how water is deeply connected to people's individual and collective consciousness. Using high-speed photography, he found that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward it. Emoto believes that since people are 70 percent water, and the Earth is 70 percent water, we can heal our planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and goodwill.

The Message from Water (Childrens’ Book), Masaru Emoto
Emoto Peace Project - 
As part of the United Nation’s International Decade for Action: Water for Life, Dr. Emoto wishes to share his discoveries about the responsive nature of water with children around the world. Beginning in 2006, "The Message of Water" children’s book , will be provided to all the children in the world at no cost within the decade. This effort is called the “Emoto Peace Project.”

Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!, F.Batmanqhelidi
This book is full of useful detailed observations about wellness and disease relating to our relationship with water.


Tapping Youth Innovation is a global campaign to identify and support youth-led solutions to clean water and sanitation.
Why water and sanitation? Billions of young people today live without adequate access to these essentials, resulting in millions of deaths a year. But youth are not just making do. They are coming up with creative answers to solving the planet’s water and sanitation crisis.
WaterAid (
www.wateraidamerica.org), the leading organization for safe water and sanitation, and Ashoka GenV invite youth around the world to submit proposals for youth-led projects designed to improve the water and sanitation services of people living in poverty.

Think Outside the Bottlewww.stopcorporateabuse.org/think-outside-bottle/
Think Outside the Bottle is a campaign working to promote, protect and ensure public funding for our public water systems.
That means challenging corporations who undermine public confidence in tap water.
It also means working with public officials, faith groups, restaurants, celebrities, campuses, and individuals to support public systems by opting for tap over bottled water. We are also partnering closely with the national consumer organization Center for a New American Dream in asking people like yourself to take the pledge. Together, we are asking folks like you to Think Outside the Bottle.

Great Lakes United
Great Lakes United is an international coalition dedicated to preserving and restoring the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem. Great Lakes United is made up of member organizations representing environmentalists, conservationists, hunters and anglers, labor unions, community groups, and citizens of the United States, Canada, and First Nations and Tribes.
Great Lakes United develops and promotes effective policy initiatives, carries out education programs, and promotes citizen action and grassroots leadership to assure:
• Clean water and clean air for all
• Better safeguards to protect the health of people and wildlife
• A conservation ethic that will leave a healthy Great Lakes.


How Much Water do You Need to Drink?  By Shereen Jegtvig
A good estimate is to take your body weight in pounds and divide that number in half. That gives you the number of ounces of water per day that you need to drink. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces of water per day. If you exercise you should drink another eight ounce glass of water for every 20 minutes you are active. If you drink alcohol, you should drink at least an equal amount of water. When you are traveling on an airplane, it is good to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane. If you live in an arid climate, you should add another two servings per day. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot.

Editor: Hillary Branoff
For responses, inquiries and inclusion suggestions, 

Sunday, August 02, 2009

More Ringtones!

Om Om,  
I now have ringtones available on my website from Lotus Feet, Into the Bliss, Leap of Grace and Love Peace Chant. Here's the link... http://davidnewmanmusic.com/start/store.html Have Fun. D-