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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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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Live Video of Concert at The Guibord Center

Live Video of Concert at The Guibord Center

Watch the full concert in HD! Provided by The Guibord Center. This video was filmed at Naren's concert and presentation entitled, "Sangita Yoga". Accompanying Naren was Pankaj Mishra , Saumya Jain on tabla, Lopamudra Bose on tanpura and Justin Greene on cymbals. The event took place in the beautiful St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles, hosted by the Rev. Gwynne Guibord, founder and director of The Guibord Center.

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New Album Release with New Earth Records

New Album Release with New Earth Records

Sangita Yoga: Sacred Chants of India, Naren's first full production album, was released April 7th in the digital marketplace, and on May 26th everywhere else. We are delighted to announce that Naren signed with New Earth Records, a New Age and World Music record label that has been going strong for over 25 years. 

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Sangita Yoga Album Underway

Sangita Yoga Album Underway

The essence of Naren's music and Sangita Yoga work is being beautifully captured on his second album. Recording is already underway at Coupe Studios in Boulder, CO with producer/engineer John McVey.  A variety of sacred songs and divine moods will be presented in this album, and, as always, featuring talented musicians of India's acoustic instruments—Saumya Jain (tabla), Pankaj Mishra (sarangi) and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia (santoor).

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Lecture Demonstration for Graduate Students

Lecture Demonstration for Graduate Students

Sangita Yoga had the joy to host graduate students from Claremont Lincoln University for lunch and a four hour lecture demonstration with Naren K. Schreiner. The students came from various religious and musical backgrounds in education and culture. The day was organized by Professor Brianne Donaldson as part of her special course, "Chanting, Social Change, and the Traditions of India".

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New Single: "Jai Bolo Hanuman Ki!"

New Single: "Jai Bolo Hanuman Ki!"

I composed this kirtan especially for the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence as a tribute to the many Hanuman-bhaktas present there...My desire is to make this song available for everyone all over the world to download and sing along with joy and devotion to Hanuman, who is the embodiment of strength, wisdom, devotion and humility

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Esho Ma Reviewed in Himalayan Heritage Magazine

Esho Ma Reviewed in Himalayan Heritage Magazine

The Editors of Himalayan Heritage Magazine (click here) have reviewed Naren's new CD,EshoMa, which was Sangita Yoga's first album project. For those interested in India's sacred traditions, spirituality and saints, we highly recommend a subscription.  Here are some excerpts from the review...

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At the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

At the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

My somewhat mystical meeting with Timji last year began a deep friendship rooted in mutual spirituality that I can only define as "sangha", which means "fellowship" or "brotherhood".  I met with him a week before the Confluence and he invited us to attend the opening ceremony and puja on Thursday night.

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