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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


STARS, the new CD, is released today!!!
I hope you all enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed making it.
Below is the link for STARS on iTunes.
It's also available on Amazon, on the store page of this site, and at many other digital music sites.
Have a blessed Spring Equinox and Happy Listening (and maybe dancing too)!

Monday, March 19, 2012


I'm looking forward to offering a workshop together with my teacher Bart Marshall at Omega Institute memorial day weekend... Here's the details:

Jnana & Bhakti Yoga Intensive: Self Inquiry, Surrender & Awakening
with Bart Marshall and David Newman at Omega Institute
May 25th to 28th (Memorial Day Weekend)

Dive deeply into the confluence of two great yogic rivers—jnana and bhakti, self-realization and devotional love—through the practice of kirtan and satsang. This 3-day jnana and bhakti yoga intensive offers lively discussions, music, chanting, self-inquiry, and a joyous immersion into heart-centered yogic practices.

Explore the path to a direct experience of truth with two seasoned practitioners and teachers, Bart Marshall and David Newman (Durga Das). Newman, an internationally known chant artist, combines mantra, yogic teachings, adventurous musicality, and poetic intimacy in song as an embodiment of bhakti. Marshall, an open-hearted spiritual teacher, offers his forthright, unflinching guidance as we explore self-inquiry, surrender ourselves into practice, and awaken to a direct realization of truth.

This intensive offers ample time for personal interaction with both David and Bart and is suitable for new practitioners as well as seasoned travelers of the path.

Bart Marshall is a spiritual teacher and author of the acclaimed translation of ancient spiritual texts, The Perennial Way: New English Versions of Yoga Sutras, Dhammapada, Heart Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Faith Mind Sutra, and Tao Te Ching. He is also writer and producer of the feature documentary, Mister Rose.

David Newman (Durga Das) is a kirtan chant performer and recording artist, sacred singer-songwriter, and practitioner and educator of bhakti yoga—the yoga of love. He is also author of Merging with Grace, and founder of The Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main in Philadelphia. davidnewmanmusic.com