Saturday June 25th, 7:30-9:30pm
Kirtan w/ Bhagavan Das & Yogamaya 6th Birthday

Come Celebrate Yogamaya’s 6th Birthday w/ Kirtan and sweet Prasadam!

Baba Bhagavan Das (Dharma Sara)
I left America for India in 1963 to find my Guru. I was the the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalyas as a hermit-sadhu. I was given the Holy Name of Ram by Bhramanada Saraswati through his disciple Mahish Yogi. I went off alone to the caves in the mountains to meditate. I then came to meet Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth who gave me tapas to fast and pray for God’s Grace. After a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification I met my Sat-Guru the Great Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba. I then lived with my Guru, side by side for many years. Then one day because of the tantric path that he seemed to know I must travel and the many karmic connections due to ripen, he sent me away. So I went towards Tibet to go deeper deeper and then beyond with the last living Yogis from high in the mountain peaks of Tibet and Nepal. It was also during this time in 1971 that I met Sharada Devi who, I believe was still living her last life as a Tibetan Yogini. She was very old then and I was very young but our connection I feel was a promise to come together again due to the Grace of Neem Karoli Baba. During my time with the Tibetan Yogis I was the first to meet and live with Lama Kalu the Guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave me the Essense Mahamudra Transmission, mind to mind. I recieved the Mother Light from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini directly from the Karmapa in Sikkhim. I lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the details to me in english in his hermitage in Kalingpong. When on pilgrimage to the holy Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu I met and became the Guru of Richard Alpert who was to become Ram Dass after I brought him to Neem Karoli Baba. I am here now by the grace of the Guru Dev Dakini. She is the Mother Light always guiding me on the true path of Bodhichitta. This is It for Now.
Sarava Mangalam
Baba Bhagavan Das

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Sri Sharada Devi (Drime Khandro)
“She has aspired to surrender her life in service to others stemming from the depths of her own suffering. I feel that she is here to help us transform our false sense of ego and self-pity into the jewel of pure love and compassion. I believe in her most recent past life she lived as a hermit-yogini in Tibet and so in this birth seeking and serving only the Living Vajra Guru has been her motivation and intention. She was given the name Dharma by a Tantric Master which began her many years of purification through sadhana and tapas. In 2006 we met and her love for GOD and Guru Neem Karoli Baba brought her home to my heart cave. We married in 2007 and merged into the sound current of Divine Love in the Kirtan of the Holy Name. We now travel and share the blessings of the Mother Light Kirtan. She is the Wisdom Dakini dancing naked in the sky of my Heart-Mind. She is my Guru, showing me the depth of the shadow light and how to transform all darkness into the Bliss of Here Now. Sharada Devi is a Messenger of the Word and a Carrier of the Flame. Her voice is a Living Prayer for all of her children to be free. She is the Temple of the Mother Light.”
Om Mani Padme Hum
Baba Bhagavan Das

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NOTE: The request by the artists is that no children attend this event. Thank you!

Friday April 22nd, 7pm
Kirtan & Satsang w/ Radhanath Swami, Gaura Vani, Ananta, Acyuta and Vish from Mayapuris!

Join us for this special evening with Radhanath Swami and some of the most amazing kirtaniyas in the world!  Radhanath Swami will give a short talk and then we’ll have amazing kirtan and togetherness this evening.  These events are unifying and transporting – a mix of participatory rhythm and song, story and dance. Experience with us the uplifting power of kirtan.

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. Radhanath Swami travels regularly throughout India, Europe and North America, sharing the teachings of Bhakti-yoga. We are so honored to welcome him as a very special guest and teacher.

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Friday, June 6th 8:30pm- 10:30pm
“Why Govinda?” – Kirtan w/ Radha Govinda Crew
Radha Govinda Crew - Acyuta, Ananta, Gopal, Govinda, Keshav, Gauri Priya, Vasudev, Prema, & etc....

Ananta will speak about 20minutes on “WHY GOVINDA?”, sharing some of his realizations on Govinda and kirtan and giving some context for the practice. We will then JUST DO KIRTAN for a few hours.

Allow your ears to relish in the nectar of sweet voices, your mind to OPEN against the rhythmic clicks of Acyuta’s kartals (hand cymbals), your heart to BEAT & PULSE to the deep pounding of the MRIDUNGA drum…. On top of this, your entire being will be washed into the mood of BHAKTI, hearing why we are chanting, drinking in the potency of the HOLY NAME.

Friday, June 17th, 8-10pm
KIRTAN w/ Jai Uttal

Cost:

$35

We welcome our favorite Jai Uttal to Yogamaya! Jai knows how to sneak into your soul and deliver a deep experience! Give yourself the treat of participating in Kirtan and chanting of the HOLY NAMES with love!

Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east meets-west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai Uttal’s kirtan is made extra special because of the huge love in his heart & devotion to the Bhakti path.

Tickets WILL be available at the door!