New Video: Sacred Music at The Guibord Center, St. John's Cathedral

New Video: Sacred Music at The Guibord Center, St. John's Cathedral

The video of this special musical worship has been edited and posted by The Guibord Center, who hosted Sangita Yoga at St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles. Naren is accompanied by Pankaj Mishra on sarangi and Saumya Jain on tabla, Lopamudra Bose on tanpura and vocal, Justin Greene on cymbals. Songlist is provided.

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A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

New Year's Resolutions can be daunting. I used to make radical resolutions that resulted in a stressful set-up for failure. Now I use them as inspiring goals. One year I chose to learn the Sri Hanuman Chalisa with devotion and authentic pronunciation (rather than a "gringo" accent). It change my life. I had a whole year to learn it, so there was no pressure. I took my time and savored it.

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Paramahansa Yogananda and Divine Mother Kali

Paramahansa Yogananda and Divine Mother Kali

Read (or listen to the complete talk) the first part of Naren's talk, given at the Kali Mandir, on Sri Paramahansa Yogananda's worship of the Divine Mother Kali and his intimate relationship with Her throughout his life in India and America.

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Sacred Roots: India's Divine Music

Sacred Roots: India's Divine Music

Thousands of years ago, beyond the scope of scholarly research, the rishis (seers) of ancient India created a society and culture wherein religion, art and science thrived in harmony, without any competition or need of comparison. Music was known to be a divine art interwoven with the sciences of sound, psychology and mathematics. It was partially intended for pleasure and entertainment, but primarily intended to assist in man’s quest for Self-realization.

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