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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Saraswati Vandana

Saraswati Vandana

Saraswati's name refers to the One who is like a flowing river of Self-knowledge. She is worshiped not only by yogis and sadhus but also by musicians, dancers, artists, scientists and scholars. The modern-day clash of art and science does not exist where the understanding of Divine Mother’s creative principle is present. She is prayed to for knowledge of the Self, purity, artistic expression, scientific knowledge, and the receptivity necessary to learn from the guru. Her lunar day of worship (Saraswati Puja) takes place in January-February. This day is also Vasant Panchami, which is celebrated as the first day of Spring in India…

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Nirvana Shatakam

Nirvana Shatakam

Nirvana Shatakam is attributed to the great Adi Shankara. In this short treatise he defines all that we are not (neti, neti—not this, not that), and positively affirms that we are Spirit. This declaration, "I am He" or "I am Spirit" is an English translation of "Shivohum". Often set to music, these verses are a powerful affirmation of our true nature in the face of the many limitations our soul's are identified with.

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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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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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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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