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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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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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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A Visit to Spiritual Mexico

A Visit to Spiritual Mexico

Throughout my youth many friends and family members would invite me to Mexico—but I always declined because they would either be visiting the resorts or Tijuana.  I knew that those places could not reveal to me the real Mexico that heralds from the great civilization of the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples.

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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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