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Jyoshna - From Nothingness To Empowerment

Jyoshna - From Nothingness To Empowerment

By Jyoshna La Trobe
From the View Point of a Spiritualist/Kirtan Musician/LBGT/ Co - Parent.
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321/365 How to have a Smooth Recording Experience- Unity Hours IV
In this podcast I comment on what makes for a smooth recording experience! So the last four days have been intense, we have been recording tracks on twelve songs for the upcoming song album Unity Hours IV. With such great local musicians such as Jantien Vandenberg (wind and cello), Adam Rowat (Electric and double bass), Paul Mahony (drums and percussion) and Kavita Neumannova (khol drum and Percussion), we have successfully put down the core instruments on these songs. We also had the help of the  Brendan Treacy who gave so much support in everything we needed outside of the recording studio and of course Martin our sound engineer helping things move along so nicely at Malbay Studios. I end with an uplifting kiirtan track from Unity Ours III. 
08:07
July 25, 2021
320/365 Three Beautiful and Experiences that will Move you!
In this podcast I share three unexpected but very poignant experiences touched me deeply: How a horse shared his feelings with me.. how I received a poem of Saskia's at the perfect time... and how my fields recordings of kiirtan team lifted my spirits...click here to see at 8min the Rupapaita kiirtan team at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsQBgcV5Js
05:55
July 24, 2021
319/365 Some Excellent News and Excellent Kiirtan
Tonight's podcast is a bit of a catch up on what happened over the weekend with the Kiirtan Academy's second session with Balalkrishna, the Sisters Prout Conference and also whats going to be happening over the next few weeks and months. Theres some exciting new recordings and exciting new courses coming up on Musical Theory, Harmonium, Leadership and Rarhi Kiirtan at the Kiirtan Academy. I end with last night's kiirtan from Dada Danaviira and Balakrishna. The last kiirtan is called 'Womens Rising Kiirtan' by me in honour of the Prout sisters. Check out the New Courses here: www.kiirtanacademy.com 
13:32
July 18, 2021
318/365 Your best companion to sleep peacefully, dance ecstatically or meditate deeply - Listening to Avarta Kiirtan I, II and III on You Tube
If you love to listen to kiirtan while you are working or quietly when meditating to going through the night when sleeping, then you could listen to Avarta Kiirtan I II and II. With the help of Jayadiip these three albums have been collated and are now on You Tube. As I have said previously they are a fundraiser also so if you are able a donation would be appreciated as all profits go to three different children's social service projects, one in Haiti, one is Afrika and one in Ireland. Heres the YouTube link; https://youtu.be/ZjiP1Ltb5k8 
16:34
July 14, 2021
317/365 Part 2 - Blues Kiirtan by Balakrishna from Ivory Coast/Boston
Balakrishna shares with us his experience of the supra aesthetic science of kiirtan. He talks about folk songs from his indigenous Bete language, and how the symbolism relates very much to his relationship with the Unknown Traveller.  He says that the blues come from slavery and how it expresses pain but that it is offered to the Highest Entity, and therefore there is also hope, and underlying that, there is joy. So beneath the pain there is also joy. I end with a kiirtan of mine from Avarta Kiirtan II album. Click below for more info  https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c
16:11
July 12, 2021
316/365 Part 1 - How to Overcome Shyness - An extraordinary story...an extraordinary life - with Balakrishna from Ivory Coast/Boston
At the Kiirtan Academy on Friday night Balakrishna tells the story of how he overcame shyness against all odds. He plays kiirtan with incredible ideation that came about from his many miraculous experiences. I start the podcast with him singing kiirtan and end with Anandii singing kiirtan as Balakrishna jams with her. www.kiirtanacademy.com  
20:15
July 11, 2021
315/365 Dancing the Rainbow through Movement - An interview with Lani O'Hanlon, from Ireland
Lani lead the Dance of the Rainbow session in honour of Saskia on Sunday for the local community in Mount Shannon. As so many of us have disassociated ourselves from our bodies in this technological world, Lani speaks of how creativity can be expressed through ritual movement and particular music can bring you in touch with different parts of your body, and much more. The kiirtan at the end, called Surrender Kiirtan from Avarta Kiirtan 1 that Saskia sang on, can be purchased here: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c You can find Lanis Book here: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Rainbow-Holistic-Well-Being-Movement/dp/1856355462
40:09
July 8, 2021
314/365 Being inspired by the process of helping organise the Sisters Prout Convention - with Anandii, kiirtaniya in Brazil.
It's wonderful to speak to Anandii again as she shares her experiences with being part of the organising committee for the upcoming ProutSisters Retreat July 17 - 18 online. With three speakers from the Navdanya 'Conserving diversity and reclaiming commons' and others, its likely to be a brilliant event. Anandii ends with a beautiful kiirtan she recently composed. Find out more:https://proutsisters.com/
19:15
July 7, 2021
313/365 Huge Congratulations Nikhil! Whose paintings are shortlisted in the Royal Art Prize Competition in London - Nikhil Nathan Kirsch, UK
Nkhil Creates Art with the intention of Truth and Service -  and his paintings are being Exhibited at La Galleria, Pall Mall until the 14th of July.  In this podcast he speaks about integration, simplicity, truth, honesty, falling in love with art, dropping vibrational bombs and his very exciting journey as an artist. He ends with a wonderful kiirtan he wrote during LFT (Local Full time training), yoga lifestyle training. See more here: https://www.royalartsprize.com/?fbclid=IwAR1cQEIp-H1CRNwhYUvpwRzd2DpseRoBp8xPlvcmOvmQvnHaid_ypt8r_fI 
45:12
July 6, 2021
312/365 From Ireland to Sicily, Italy - Our very own Aaron (Arpan Kumar) from Ennis, Co Clare.
Aaron stayed at the farm recently and helped us record the third Avarta Kiirtan album, singing and playing oud and gembri (African bass instrument) on  it. He and Saskia sang the vocal harmonies. Then he embarked on a whole new phase in his life by going to work in Sicily as a volunteer in an inspiring social service project for teenagers.  He is so inspired that he decided to stay there and work as an LFT (Local Full time volunteer in Ananda Marga) in September. Meanwhile he is also writing beautiful songs and kiirtans. Listen to one here.     
13:11
July 4, 2021
311/365 How Legends are Made and Shared - An Interview with Govinda Lovage from London
Govinda's spiritual/social journey is fascinating - from being a vegetarian at an early age, an engineer, climber, diver, being at the forefront of various service projects, such as the purchase of the jagriti (yoga Centre), "Food For all" (Health food shop), and soup kitchens in London. He is also a practitioner of microvita meditation given personally by Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. In this podcast Govinda here recalls the history of Ananda Marga in London region and ends with some beautiful spiritual stories. I end with playing a kiirtan recording of the late Divyamshu, which Govinda loves. 
01:04:49
July 2, 2021
310/365 - Building friendships through Music - An Interview with Dadao aka Rajatakrshna from Argentina
The RAWA Global events (beginning in May 2020 to the present) bring a feeling of connection, of friendship, that we are not alone anywhere in the universe, says Dadao. This inspiration is so much needed these days. He started with encouraging his friends to just use their phones on this FB platform to perform and share all forms of art, dance, music and drama, etc, online in a very supportive environment. The last concert included Carolina Wajnerman, singer/song writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I end with a short kiirtan that Dadao sang but due to sound issues I cut it short, and added a recording of his kiirtan, we recorded together on my Brazil album  in 2011 .   
17:53
July 1, 2021
309/365 How to Have Good Meditation -'Light Comes' Quotes from Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.
Tonight I opened the book Light Comes' at some random page and it opened at page 158 and so I read the quote. It was perfect, so I shared it. At the end I sing one kiirtan from Unity Hours II, called 'The Letter kiirtan' available on all music media platforms. 
11:02
June 30, 2021
308/365 Breaking stereotypes about Irish weather, feeling gratitude, the first Open Mic Kiirtan Nite and more - Chatting to Jiivan from Dublin
Jiivan is always a joy to chat with, he really has a way with words, the gift of the gab you could say. So tonight we break some stereotypes people might have about Irish summer, then about how the first open Mic Kiirtan Night went, the new album coming up, the Covid situation in Ireland and much more. I end with the Irish Travelling Kiirtan, available on all music media and the collection at  https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c
25:23
June 28, 2021
307/365 One Million Hours of Kiirtan - is that Possible? - Niitimayii from Kyrgyzstan shares her experiences and her Inspiring Projects
Niitimayii works for Meditation Steps that is in Russian and English, a channel dedicated to revealing the essence of Yoga. She is passionate about Spreading Kiirtan all over the globe, and she is doing it! Listen her inspirational stories and kiirtan,   
23:19
June 26, 2021
306/365 Overcoming Shyness and Growing into The Challenging Role of Director of Sunrise School in London - An Interview with Avadhutika Ananda Manika Acarya from India.
Didi Ananda Manika was in London from 2005 -the present day, when I was doing a PhD there. She is a very loving, humble and wise person with a very intimate relationship with Baba. We are inspired by her courage, caring nature and devotion in so many ways. In this podcast Didi shares her experiences as a child growing up in a Margii family during the Emergency when Baba was in jail. She also shares how she went for training to become a yogic nun at a very young age. The way she overcame so many challenges such as shyness, is deeply moving. I end with the song Tumi Kathay that we recorded together in London with the RAWA group around 2008. 
41:10
June 25, 2021
305/365 My first Trip to India - Transformation through Gurus Grace + The First Open Mic Kiirtan Nite...
What can anyone expect visiting the guru for the first time in India? No matter how high my expectations were, what I received exceeded anything I could have imagined. I had three transformational experiences, the last being, placing my first cassette, called Occen into Babas hands. I also want to welcome everyone to our first open Mic Kiirtan Nite on Saturday, at 8pm Irish time. I end by sharing a song from Occen called 'Weak for the Want of You' soon to be available on Spotify and presently available on Innersong.US 
13:41
June 24, 2021
304/365 - How to Nurture ones Passion for Baba Nam Kevalam Kiirtan - Speaking to Ashok from Congo
Listening to Kiirtan from Congo is awesome!. I first heard it on Online Kiirtan for the Universe FB page. The person behind all this is Ashok, a senior Margii, who writes Kiirtan and promotes it every day. I just found out that they often go to the villages ands record Baba Nam Kevalam kiirtan in traditional tunes and with local instruments. Ashok shares his unique perspective on the value of Kiirtan as well as other devotional gems. Theres also the RAWA group that has recorded over 20 albums. Listen here to one of his recordings from Congo. 
30:20
June 22, 2021
303/365 A New album "Unity Hours IV" in the Pipeline from Ireland.
The first two Unity Hours albums were written and recorded in London during my PhD years. Unity Hours III, was written and recorded in Aotearoa, NZ and the fourth or Unity Hours IV, will be recorded in Ireland, where I have been for the past three years or more. Tonight I talk a little about the songs in this upcoming album. I end with a demo of 'We are Not Alone" 
09:04
June 21, 2021
302/365 The most Amazing Journey of a Pioneering Woman- An Interview with Penelope Easten from East Clare, Ireland
The launch of Penelope Easten's new book titled The Alexander Technique - Twelve Fundamentals of Integrated Movement is a momentous occasion. It is also the most comprehensive book out there as well as a dream come true for Penelope. Yet it was not easy sailing, it is in fact, the result of a life times work of research, practice and experience in the Alexander Technique. I end the podcast with a gentle kiirtan called 'Gold from my 'Dancing Divinity' album available at www.innersong.com. Click below to find out more about Penelope's new book:   https://www.handspringpublishing.com/product/the-alexander-technique/   
47:28
June 19, 2021
301/365 Being welcomed with open arms and Gaining refugee status in Ireland - an Interview with Abdur
Abdur was born in Mayanar and had to go to Bangladesh and now is in Ireland.  Its been a long journey for him and here Abdur shares a little of his experience in Ireland. He ends by talking about the music he loves especially Lalan Giiti, songs that have a very significant message for him. I have recorded a bit of it here for you and am leaving a link to the song with English subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibQepZpG2ns    
13:30
June 18, 2021
300/365 A Short But Inspired Visit to Sunrise Farm- An Interview with Nina Reiter from Austria
Nina is a language teacher and has been volunteering at the farm for about ten days. She talks about her background and her experience at the farm as well as her first experience of kiirtan. She ends by singing a lovely song. 
13:40
June 16, 2021
299/365 From Space Bubbles to Rhythm and Hands Singing with the Kiirtan - Vinay Gunther at the Kiirtan Academy.
Vinay Speaks about his experiences with Kiirtan, keeping the rhythm in your hands and how devotional associations with the kiirtan tunes has an uplifting effect. He gives the example of one of George Harrisons Kiirtans that he plays and sings the Baba Nam Kevalam mantra to.  I end with my rendition of a kiirtan that he played, a golden oldie, from Australia or NZ in the 70s. Click below to join the Kiirtan Academy: https://www.kiirtanacademy.com/sales-pageup9kdkx2   
13:11
June 14, 2021
298/365 How to overcome Performance Anxiety from a Gestalt Perspective - Excerpts from Vinay Gunther's session at Kiirtan Academy
Vinay gives a condensed version of what is Performance Anxiety from a Gestalt Perspective with some examples from his own experience. He also talks about Space Bubbles, and the importance of growing your energetic presence in performance. Vinay shares some wonderful tips on how to create and expand it in performance. He ends with one of his favourite kiirtans. To check out the Kiirtan Academy click below: https://www.kiirtanacademy.com/sales-pageup9kdkx2 
23:23
June 13, 2021
297/365 Building Bridges Within and Without - An Interview with Justine Afra Huxley, from London
Justine is the Director of St Ethelburgas, Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in London and an exceptional human being who lives her passion for the divine through dance, meditation and building bridges between people of different cultural backgrounds. Here Justine shares with insight and humour her own background, her experiences as a dancer, corporate banker and a Sufi - and how the ordinary and the ecstatic can come together. I end with a kiirtan called Ananda Sutram from the Dharmacakra album available through my website. www.jyoshnamusic.com. Find out more about Justines' work at St Ethelburgas at: www.https://stethelburgas.org/ 
29:32
June 11, 2021
296/365 How to Find One's Heart's Passion - An Interview with Satya Tanner from NZ, now living in Denmark.
Satya is an Engineer and lifelong Yogi, who was previously working in the Military but now in Leadership Coaching roles. With her skills and knowledge she works with people to help them overcome fears and in this way to discover and fulfil their highest purpose in life. She gives some practical examples of her work and also shares some kiirtan experiences especially in Heart Circles, a process instigated by the late Dada Pranakrishna from the USA. This podcast ends with a Kiirtan by Satya called 'Heart Drop Within'. 
43:32
June 10, 2021
295/365 How to Release Grief by Turning it over to the Cosmic Flow- An Interview with Didi Ananda Prama
Didi gives some Meditation techniques that Bring out the Best in You and Create Opportunities For Release of Grief, Fostering Growth and Expansion.  I end with the Kiirtan "If I would swim the Ocean kiirtan" from Avarta Kiirtan III that Saskia sang on. Click Below for More information. https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c
21:56
June 8, 2021
294/365 How to Share Beautiful Memories and Feel the Letting Go - Saskia's Shraddha Ceremony (funeral)
The shraddha ceremony (Yogic Funeral) was performed at Sunrise Farm on Sunday, led by Didi Ananda Prama, with about 50 people participating. Jiivan and I discuss this and he shares his understanding of Saskias passing. The podcast ends with a song or Blessing that Peneleapai sang. Click below to hear the kiirtan that Saskia liked very much called Children's Kiirtan March starts at 19:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtzdQFAW6ac&t=3087ss
20:09
June 7, 2021
293/365 A Beautiful Festival dedicated to a Beautiful Woman - Mount Shannon Arts Festival This weekend
Mount Shannon Arts has dedicated this very significant festival to Saskia Byrne as she was a great supporter of the festival, and an artist, singer and dancer herself. This is the 25th anniversary of the the Mount Shannon Arts Festival and it's full of diverse, colourful, and inspiring events. A groups of us are singing there tomorrow by the lake, Check it out at www.mountshannonarts.ie.    `
12:46
June 5, 2021
292/365 Experiencing Her Beautiful Voice, Musical Dedication and Social Service - Saskia Byrne as a Singer/Collaborator
Tonight I reflect on a few blissful experiences singing with Saskia - We did three collaborative musical projects together in s group, over five years. The profits from each album go to different social service projects around the globe for children. Click here to see more about these kiirtan projects: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c  
14:22
June 4, 2021
291/365 Our Beautiful Friend, Passed To The Other Side on Sunday- Honouring the Life of Saskia Byrne, from Ireland
Saskia Byrne was a beacon of light in so many peoples lives. Last night so many members of her local cmmunity came together at Adrainas house to honour her and share our love and experiences with her. Tonight a few of us also share our experiences with her, how she forged deep meaningful connections with people and between people. She was a lovely, welcoming person who inspired others through her warmth, kindness, her singing, art and other wonderful qualities. Some of John O'Donohue's poems were read and a few chants were sung: 'Tiny Green Island', 'Ami Tomake Bhalo Basi Baba' (I love you most beloved) and 'Ocean of my dreams'. Our love and support go out to her family, Jano, Tarka, Mum and Afrika at this painful time. We feel so much love and gratitude for the gifts she brought to all of us.          
51:32
June 1, 2021
290/365 The Centenary Celebrations Continue - RAWA Renaissance Artists ad Writers Association Global Concert
What a celebration of beauty and diversity from all around the globe this RAWA concert shares, just like the previous ones. Tonight I share our contribution. Check it out on FB and You Tube.   
31:42
May 29, 2021
289/365 Five Primary Ways P.R Sarkar (Baba) has Contributed to Kiirtan - Preping for my Presentation tomorrow night
From my Understanding there are Five Primary Ways Baba has contributed to Kiirtan.. including Kiirtan dance or Laliita Marmika created by Parvati..   Then I sing the most popular Birthday song in Prabhat Samgiit no 135. If you want the musical notation just email me at jyoshna@jyoshnamusic.com.  
08:59
May 28, 2021
288/365 Free Gifts on Baba's Birthday - Musical Scores of Divine Birthday Songs from Prabhat Samgiit
Tonight I sing Janama Lagane, A Birthday song, less well known, but divine nevertheless. Do you want the musical scores of Janama Lagane (134), Janma Dine (135) and Tumi Jakhan Esechile (903)? I have transcribed these three songs from recordings by Dada Priyashivananda's recordings and had them checked by Madhumita in NZ with the Bengali notation. They are transcribed in western notation with guitar chords as close to the original as possible. So if you would like a copy just email me at: jyoshna@jyoshnamusic.com. Thanks.  
07:33
May 27, 2021
287/365 How to Celebrate Baba's 100th Birthday! The Gift of Kiirtan and the Kiirtan Collaborative Video
Today is a momentous occasion, one that will not repeat on this earth, the celebration of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtijis 100th Birthday. We are all overjoyed and singing kiirtan all over the planet, online and live. The Kiirtan Academy's gift to Baba was a collaborative video called Babas 100th Birthday Kiirtan which is on You Tube at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYEAiu48Yyk&lc=UgwhBtCPP2YRtO-Biph4AaABAg
13:56
May 26, 2021
286/365 How to Get to Know Your Local Spiritual Community - An Interview with Anchal and Paul Rajput from London
Anchal came from a Hindu family in India, and Pauls family are also from India, but he was born in the UK. Anchal and Paul's stories about how they both came to the spiritual path are fascinating, inspiring and informative I end with a song from Prabhat Samgiita called 'Pita Mata Bandhu Sakha', by Anjali and myself. 
49:33
May 25, 2021
285/365 How to Bring Everyone into the Light through the Darkness - Baba's New Documentary Film was Launched today!
The Embodiment of Bliss documentary brought back some very poignant reminders of how it was for me, being with Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji (Baba) over 15 years on this planet. It also made me remember what it took to get to where we are today. I end with the song 'Light House on the Cliff' from 'Reign of Love' album. 
11:51
May 23, 2021
284/365 The God Father of Kiirtan - An Interview with Vasudeva from Norway...
From Famous Rock Star to Disillusionment to Kiirtaniya - Vasudeva is a true devotee and inspiration to all of us. Tonight he shares some amazing Baba stories and kiirtan experiences with us.  
38:07
May 22, 2021
283/365 One original "When Will I" and a Spring song by P. R. Sarkar - Reflections on Nature and Love
'When Will I' is a song off 'Longing', and was inspired by the Children's Nursery Rhyme 'Babes in the Woods'. Then I sing the 'Spring' song or Vasanteri Agamane by P.R.Sarkar and relish in the meaningful images of nature reflecting different nuances of devotional love. The image below is a rare and beautiful "Babes in Wood" 1890s edition (found at The Baldwin Library). 
10:52
May 20, 2021
282/365 What Songs Might Reflect Spiritual Ecology For Me? Songs from Kennedys Bay, Coromandel, NZ
I am inspired to ponder the idea of spiritual ecology today and am singing a few original songs from the album 'Longing' that come to mind such as 'Never Doubt You' aka 'Kennedys Bay' and 'Do I Exist' aka 'Is there Moonlight Without Sunshine'  
15:11
May 19, 2021
281/365 How to Practice Spiritual Ecology - an Interview with Jenny O'Hare, a Deep Ecologist from Cork, Ireland
Jenny is new to Sunrise Farm but she is truly at one with the flow of the Irish landscape. Tonight Jenny speaks about some amazing spiritual ecology projects that she has initiated, such as a Seasonal Nature Wheel and Grief Circles. Check them out at www.primitivkollektiv.org and www.atreecalledlife.net. I end with a song from an early album Magnificence, called 'Pillars of Faith. 
22:53
May 18, 2021
280/365 How Avarta Kiirtan Can Help Children at Sunrise To Feel Safe and Explore their Surroundings- An interview with Lydia Grilo
In this interview we hear how Lydia, who is a trained Teacher from Spain, came and set up Sunrise Kindy. She talks about how the children need the safety and freedom to develop their imagination. Lydia describes the beautiful natural surroundings at Sunrise and different activities she creates for them to explore and express themselves. Lastly she talks about how the profits from Avarta Kiirtan III can aid Sunrise by providing the much needed materials and resources for the new extension and playground. I end with a song by children at Vistara School in Lismore from the album Earths Heart Calling. To purchase the Avarat Kiirtan Collection click here: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c
18:16
May 16, 2021
279/365 The Amazing Feature Film of Baba's Life is Being Released on June 23rd- An Interview with Dada Gunamuktananda in Chile
Tonight Dada Gunamuktanandaji speaks about the process of making the film of Babas life, the exhibition as well as the Puja Table Book that goes with it. For Dada and others of the P.R.Sarkar Institute its being four years of blissful and at times challenging work. Everyone is excited to see the new release on the 23rd, 26th and 30th May.  Registration for the screenings is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embodiment-of-bliss-tickets-150313536835
29:17
May 15, 2021
278/365 How Avarta Kiirtan II is benefitting Children in Kenya - An Interview with Didi Ananda Prama from Sunrise Farm, Ireland.
The profits from Avarta Kiirtan II is contributing towards fighting malnutrition in Kenya by providing nutritious spirulina, a 'superfood' for children. It has so much protein and is excellent for boosting the immune system and increasing energy levels. By purchasing the Collection you are helping them to recover from disease and malnutrition. Click below to check it out, thank you:https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c. 
24:00
May 13, 2021
277/365 Speaking to Acarya Cirasmita' about the Children's Home in Haiti - Not an orphanage, its an extended family...
All profits from Avarta Kiirtan I album go to help the children at the Children's home in Haiti. Its a miracle to hear about how the children's lives have been transformed by love, music, nutritious food and spirituality. They have come from very challenging backgrounds and circumstances and still have the feeling to look after each other as a family and to feel compassion for others.   
18:52
May 12, 2021
276/365 How To celebrate the Launch of the Avarta Kiirtan Collection (I, II, and III) and the Birthday of a dear Friend Michael Lloyd.
The Launch of Avarta Kiirtan Collection is Today and its also the Birthday of Michael Lloyd, a dear friend and producer of many of my music albums. He mixed the latest Avarta Kiirtan III as well. As I have said before, when you buy this Kiirtan collection you are supporting three really amazing social service projects locally and globally. Truly a joyful day and something to celebrate. To check out the New Avarta Kiirtan Collection and the service projects it supports, click below. Thank you.  https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagef4j7tl4c
10:54
May 11, 2021
275/365 How to Create the Perfect Combination - Kiirtan Bliss and Service to Others
The Avarta Kiirtan Collection of three albums is due to be launched any day- and the beautiful thing is that each sale goes towards three different service Projects - The Children's Home in Haiti, The Spirulina Project in West Africa and the Sunrise Kindy at Ananda Bharatii in County Clare.   
11:07
May 7, 2021
274/365 Why People Fail at Being Vegan...An Interview with Dave Sheahan, A High Performance Consultant from Ireland
Is this subject close to the bone for you? as Being Vegan becomes more and more Prevalent Worldwide. Dave Sheahan has 25 years experience working with people of diverse backgrounds to realise their full potential in terms of health, fitness, diet, sleep, etc. 
25:47
May 4, 2021
273/365 The Shraddha (Funeral) ceremony of our beloved Sanjay Kumar Mahato 'Tinku', was held on zoom at Sunrise Farm, Ireland.
For those of you who would have liked to have been with us but couldnt, here is the recording of Tinku's shraddha ceremony, lead by Didi Anandaprama. The shraddha ceremony starts at 30 mins. At first there is with kiirtan, then samgaccadvam (Vedas) then meditation (cut out), then Guru Puja followed by the shraddha ceremony. Then there was time for sharing, first by me, then Shivanii and finally Didi Anandaprama ending with kiirtan. Present in the room were: Lydia, Rama Deva, Kavita, Isabel (for a short time), Brigunath, Didi Anandaprama and me. Shivanii Cameron was with us online from Australia. 
56:15
May 3, 2021
268/365 Very Sad News.. My Dear Friend and Research Partner, Tinku (Sanjay Kumar Mahato), Left This World Today
In this podcast I am honouring my dear friend Sanjay Kumar Mahato (Tinku). It is a great loss to his family, friends, village, and the world. Below is the link to Tinkus Shraddha Ceremony on Sunday the 2nd May at 6.30 Irish time. All welcome!  https://zoom.us/j/91725757880?pwd=UFlmenZ3d01mZEsxc05kc2gvSWdHdz09 Meeting ID: 917 2575 7880. Passcode: 446484. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab2gSe3xAd
22:13
May 2, 2021
272/365 Part II - Shivanii tells more of her life changing experiences with Tinku
Unity in Diversity - Being with Tinku, one can really grow in understanding of cultural diversity. Such amazing opportunities are priceless. The Zoom link for Tinkus shraddha (funeral) ceremony online is at 6.30 Irish time. Here it is below:  https://zoom.us/j/91725757880?pwd=UFlmenZ3d01mZEsxc05kc2gvSWdHdz09
31:20
May 2, 2021
271/365 Part I: Recollecting some amazing stories with Tinku - An Interview with Shivanii Cameron from Australia
Shivanii is a wonderful film maker and devotee and today she's sharing some incredible stories particularly about the disadvantaged  people of Purulia and how she and Tinku were able to help them. Heres the zoom link for Tinku's Shraddha Ceremony or Funeral tomorrow night 6.30 pm Irish time. Time: May 2, 2021 06:30 PM Dublin  https://zoom.us/j/91725757880?pwd=UFlmenZ3d01mZEsxc05kc2gvSWdHdz09
27:17
May 1, 2021
270/365 How can someone be so knowledgeable, broad minded and kind? An interview with Madhumita from Madeira about Tinku.
Tonight Madhumita and I talk about our experiences with Tinku, about his knowledge of Rarh, his kindness, broadmindedness and his love of his people and culture. She ends with a beautiful kiirtan of her own. Heres the zoom link to come to Tinku's Shraddha (Ananda Marga Funeral) Ceremony on Sunday night 6.30 pm Irish time. Everyone welcome!  https://zoom.us/j/91725757880?pwd=UFlmenZ3d01mZEsxc05kc2gvSWdHdz09
36:54
April 29, 2021
269/365 A friend is one who lights your heart and you wont let it blow out..Tinku
I am sharing the beginnings of a song about friendship and what it means to me. As I have said, for me Tinku's expression of friendship was truly divine....I follow you and you follow me... 
04:23
April 28, 2021
267/365 How to Relish the Good Things When They Come our Way - Chatting to Jiivan from Dublin
In this podcast Jiivan and I chat about his experiences that prompted feelings of gratitude and about our service projects that have inspired us to create new kiirtan albums. I end with the kiirtan that Jiivan mentioned called 'On the Way to Meetas' on Avarta Kiirtan II.   
27:34
April 25, 2021
266/365 How to be inspired by one saintly person... Vivek sent me his wife Gaotamii's treasure of spiritual stories
Gaotamii's new book is called My Little Trail of Crumbs to the Lotus Feet of the Lord.. The Beloved's Beloved. Gaotamii left this world recently and her husband Viveka, sent me this beautiful book. I remember her as someone who was a great inspiration to me and many others with her deep and unswerving devotion. She was also a very kind, honest and welcoming person. I will never forget her devotional zeal and her warm hospitality and her stories reflect that, they are a timeless treasure of a true devotee. I end with a kiirtan from my album Rarhi Dreams, called Moonlight Kiirtan. 
10:33
April 23, 2021
265/365 More Gorgeous Musical Modes and Emotions Part II - Christina Tourin
This is Podcast no 265, and the first of the last 100 Podcasts, that I am counting down till I finish 100 days from now! I am relieved and excited. In this podcast Christina talks about the Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian Modes, demonstrating each one on the harp and giving the associative emotional and physical responses from her experience and research. This is priceless knowledge, and very applicable to the practice of kiirtan where we can devise a way to choose a particular tune to fit a certain situation and mood. 
24:31
April 21, 2021
264/365 How to use Modes that Awaken or Rock you to sleep with the Harp - Christina Tourin
Heres a short and inspiring except from Christina Tourin's Presentation on Emotion and Modes at the Kiirtan Academy on Friday night. It was incredible, both for its content and its music. Here Christina gives an introduction to modes and demonstrates them on her beautiful harp.  
17:10
April 19, 2021
263/365 How to be Spell Bound- Christina Tourin presentation on Music Modes and Emotion Tonight at the Kiirtan Academy
Christina Tourin is someone I greatly admire as she is a woman who is living her dreams, sharing her knowledge, experience, research and her beautiful music. Over the past 28 years she has built up the International Harp Therapy programme that serves people in every continent of the world. Tonight I talk briefly about her amazing, informative and inspirational presentation at the Kiirtan Academy Monthly Satsaung session.  
14:32
April 17, 2021
262/365 Children's Books - Why Seeing Girls that are Stronger Leaders than Boys is good for Both!
Tonight I speak a little about the books I have here for my three year old daughter from the library and how they reflect the inequality of gender roles in our society. Why is it that way? Having so few female characters in children's books who go on exciting mysterious adventures, that are strong leaders and have high aspirations is an indication of why women in society feel like minorities, and are still treated like second hand citizens. Not only girls need to see role models as leaders but boys too so that we can learn to work together. A bird cannot fly on one wing, so lets support girls empowerment.. its much more fun and progressive.    
09:19
April 15, 2021
261/365 Shivanii shares an epiphany moment about how Indian music and western music scales are related and much more..
Shivanii is a very inspiring woman from South Africa now living in Australia. Today she shares some insights into her Indian background, and how to overcome dogma and judgement. She also shares her inspiration gained at the Kiirtan Course about how to include kiirtan in her Women's 8 Step Empowerment Programme. She ends with a kiirtan improvisation with a Middle eastern flavour. 
35:30
April 13, 2021
260/365 How to end on a blissful note! The Seventh Session of the Kiirtan Academy Third Online Course.
Thanks to all the participants of the Third Kiirtan Academy Course for a wonderful evening of music and satsaung. Here I share briefly what happened on the last night and how each member contributed. At the end I share a kiirtan from the soon to be released Avarta Kiirtan III album. bnk
10:60
April 12, 2021
259/365 How Children's Books Condition Girls into Feeling like Minorities
I talk briefly about all the children's books (for ages 3- 5) that I have gathered together from the library to read to Isabel. I am amazed how approx. 90 percent of these children's books have males as the main characters. This made me reflect on how this might impact on us as young girls and later as women, leading to feeling that we are a minority in society when in reality we are 50 percent or thereabouts in society. This is the 21st century and gender equality is still not reflected in our toddlers books. 
06:17
April 10, 2021
258/365 How to Spread Kiirtan Inspiration from the Tiny Green Island of Madeira
Maetreyii says she has little musical experience but still she is creating kiirtan videos on You Tube to share with others her beautiful kiirtans. Listen here to Maetreyii and Anandii's enchanting sounds. Their You Tube Channel is at: https://youtu.be/46orw4iY-sk 
09:30
April 8, 2021
257/365 "even if there is an iota of Love for the Supreme they gain everything" an unbelievably positive truth..
I didn't know what to say tonight so I picked a booklet called "Light Comes" by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti and opened it up at this page and read it out. It's one fo the most optimistic, hopeful, quotations I have ever read and I want to share it with you.I end with an old bhajan I wrote years ago and a kiirtan.    
08:08
April 7, 2021
256/365 The third Online Kiirtan Course has Begun and Just Hows it Going?
I talk briefly about the gratitude I feel for each and everyone who has contributed to the Kiirtan Academy so far. I touch on what are some of the topics that we have covered and hows it all going? I end with 'Consciousness Kiirtan'   
09:24
April 6, 2021
255/365 Recipes for an Easter Egg Hunt and Veggie Burgers -Vegan Style with Didi Ananda Prama
Didi gives some delicious recipes tonight for a healthy Easter egg treat for your children PlUS a delicious Vegan Burger recipe that is so tasty and is good for you! 
17:04
April 4, 2021
253-4/365 Three Things I have learnt as co-mother of Isabel?
I love being co-mother to Isabel, its amazing, its taught me so much about love, but It hasn't all been plain sailing. Tonight I talk about a few things Ive learnt over these past three years. I end with a song with lyrics by my mother Toni La Trobe. Check out the Kiirtan Course here: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagebfstu4s8
17:01
April 3, 2021
253/365 My Top Kiirtan Groups from Africa via Online Kiirtan For the Universe
Tonight I share a couple fo excerpts of African Kiirtan from 'Online Kiirtan for The Universe' on FB - I love the sound of these two kiirtaniyas. Touhouri Bailley is from the Ivory Coast originally and has an amazing blues voice and guitar style. Eustache Otielli is from the Congo and has an incredible finger picking style and the vocal harmonies are wonderful! Listen here.. 
06:33
April 1, 2021
252/365 "How to sing as if only god is listening" - an Interview with Brahmanii (Bridget Crouch), professional violinist and kiirtaniya from Australia
Brahmanii speaks about kiirtan as the most brilliant way to get into your most joyful, soulful side. She speaks abut her experience of kiirtan as something into which you can be absorbed, where all sense of judgement falls away so then the "kirtan plays me", not the other way around. Listen to her play violin on the recording of Women Rising Kiirtan.  
29:17
March 30, 2021
251/365 How to Access the Authentic Self - An Interview with Vinay Gunther - Gestalt Therapist presently working in China
Vinay has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with us, having practiced Ananda Marga kiirtan and meditation as well as Gestalt therapy well over 40 years. One of the questions I ask him is about how to deal with a common issues among performers and thats, performance anxiety. He makes some very compassionate and practical suggestions. Vinay will be giving a session at the Kiirtan academy Monthly sessions in June. Listen to his enlightening interview here.  
31:10
March 29, 2021
250/365 - How to Completely Shift the Vibration Upwards with Collective Kiirtan - An interview with Kamala Alister from Australia
Kamala shares with us her experiences doing Kiirtan and Prabhat Samgiit for Baba. She also talks about Collective Kiirtan at the Mela and how shifted the energy to an incredibly high vibration, where many healings occurred. Another thought provoking topic, related to recent events and Covid was about social discipline and how to see the bigger picture so that a country or region can stay safe, and have a sense of being united.  
28:52
March 28, 2021
249/365 Why would anyone want to come to the Third Online Kiirtan Course on April 5th?
I ask the question because you may not have thought about it. I discuss some of the topics that we are going to share with you, our experiences and what you can expect from the Course. As its out third, its also the last of its kind, so would encourage you to just jump in. This Course will give you plenty of food for thought and experiences that you desire in order to really improve and expand your knowledge of kiirtan.       
11:49
March 25, 2021
248/365 How to adapt a beautiful song (Spring song Vasanteri agamane) to Kiirtan
Its so fascinating to study the structure of Rarhi kiirtan (North east India) as it provides a model for anyone who want to adapt a devotional song to kiirtan. They take a devotional song and adapt it to their kiirtans using the traditional rhythms for example.  To keep the original melody as well as the rhythms of the songs intact while adapting it to the kiirtan is very important I feel. But theres also scope for improvisation, elaboration and embellishment of the original melody in the kiirtan. I am at the very beginning stages adapting Prabhat Samgiit songs to Kiirtan but  its very exciting, and I feel so blessed to have studied Rarhi Kiirtan as its so helpful.  I end by singing Vasanteria agamane kiirtan. Check out the kiirtan academy Online Course on April 5th till 11th. Click here: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagebfstu4s8    
10:42
March 24, 2021
247/365 My research partner, Sanjay Mahato (Tinku) shares his experiences of doing fieldwork together on the kiirtan of Rarh
Tinku has been a great support and inspiration to me over the years. He's the head man of his village, a very warm, generous person, with a great rapport with others. We unravelled the secret supra aesthetics science of Rarhi Kiirtan together, step by step over the years. Through endless hours of observations, interviews, and learning with the masters we enjoyed each others company. Working with him was one of the best collaborative experiences of my life. We also talk about the social service projects he is doing there including supporting those who have had leprosy, living in an ashram near his village. At the end I play a Baul song, from a concert Tinku sent me recently.    
23:39
March 22, 2021
246/365 Falling in Love with The Aotearoa NZ Forest - An Interview with Viirabhadra, Homeopath/Healer/Musician/Artist
After a Transcendental Experience on Mayor Island, Viirabhadra  was catapulted into  a new way of Being- a Powerful feeling of Sacredness, Respect and Love for Nature, opening up doors of the mind to receive knowledge in different ways and to communicate with all of life. Click here to listen to his music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06pMHe-w88
30:19
March 21, 2021
245/365 What Australian Woman and Men are doing to stand up against Sexual Abuse- An Interview with Mudita Marion Green
Mudita talks about the recent rape case in Australian Parliament, not just one incident either. According to news accounts, Australian parliamentary culture has a history of bullying women, just think of Julia Gillard for example. People are out in the streets protesting, saying.. Enough is Enough.. Mudita connects that with her own experiences of sexual abuse in the army. She then talks about the healing work that she does with women, healing the inner child with love and toning, a system of sounding musical tones.. that results in shifts of attention, awareness, and consciousness.  
12:28
March 19, 2021
244/365 Part I- Sacred Remembering on how to Connect, Speak and Heal with Nature - An Interview with Robert van der Touw (Viirabhadra)
Part I- Viirabhadra was lead to Aotearoa to revive sacred knowledge of plants and animals of this native land. He started his work teaching Yoga, became a Homeopath and then embarked on this even more subtle creative journey. His art and music reflect his deep love, respect and intuitive understanding of many of its inherent healing qualities. Click the link below to listen to his beautiful music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAZ3dFYeKeU
04:58
March 18, 2021
243/365 Ten Dont's of Kiirtan to remind us of what we Do want
The Ten Don'ts of Kiirtan are a reminder of things that we DO want in Kiirtan, like an ecstatic flow, spiritual ideation, continuous harmonious sound, and sublime melodies. Listen here and send your voice message. I end with the Kiirtan called 'Finally' from the album Era Dynamic available on my website www.jyoshna@jyoshnamusic.com   
12:52
March 16, 2021
242/365 How Life's Changes Can Be For The Best - An Interview with Liilavati Manning - Wise woman from Aotearoa
Liilavati is sharing her life experiences and wisdom on this day before her birthday. Having had an amazing life amongst the stars, she also speaks about the hard times as well. Having suffered from depression she says "kiirtan just lifts me.... we do have to have those conversations about the hard stuff" and being a meditator she says, "We have to have something that we can turn to" and there are many more jewels in this podcast.....I end with a song I wrote called Lily and the Moon recorded in the 90's, with lyrics that reflect Liilavati's words.     
30:07
March 15, 2021
240-241 /365 Welcome everyone, come and sing and dance along to our Kiirtan Concert last night at Sunrise, Ireland
240-241/365 The live launch of "Avarta Kiirtan III" has been a long time coming. But last night we pulled it off giving all of our hearts, minds and soul's into it.  We were six musicians, one videographer, one sound man, one baby sitter, one speaker, two as our audience and everyone working together to make it happen. The online audience was from all over the globe, and much support was received for our new educational projects at Sunrise. Thank you very much for all your very generous donations. The names of the Kiirtans in order are: 1. Kiirtan from a Dream. 2. If I Would Swim the Ocean Kiirtan. 3. She Ain't Heavy Kiirtan. 4. Vaasanteri  Agamane Kiirtan. 5. I love you Baba Kiirtan. 6 Neko Kiirtan. 7.Kiirtan for Meditation - Glorious Kiirtan.            
58:25
March 14, 2021
239/365 How to make kiirtan from the most divine devotional songs..
Heres a very brief recap of our Kiirtan Academy session last night, making kiirtan from some diviine Prabhat Samgiit songs. And remember to come to our the Online Kiirtan Concert tomorrow night! all welcome! Click below for the link on my facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/129911842381925
06:24
March 12, 2021
238/365 How to Create a Diverse and Yet Solid Kiirtan Sequence that will Thrill you
Kiirtan is a subtle science and there's a depth of musical thought, intuition and science that goes into creating a successful sequence. This is something we are doing now as we prepare for the Kiirtan concert on Saturday and the launch of Avarta Kiirtan III at Sunrise. I hope you get something out of this podcast and come to join us on Saturday.  
10:21
March 9, 2021
237/365 Come to our Online Kiirtan Concert and launch of 'Avarta Kiirtan III' on Saturday night - For Sunrise Education Charitable Trust in Co Clare, Ireland.
This Saturday Night, we are having a Kiirtan Concert and live album launch for our new educational service projects at Sunrise. We are all getting involved to make this happen. We would love your support and your participation. In this podcast Aaron speaks about his musical instruments and we play a kiirtan that is included in the new kiirtan album. All welcome!  
08:43
March 8, 2021
236/365 From Ennis, to Africa, to the Middle East, and back again - An interview with Aaron Mischa from Co Clare, Ireland.
Aaron is nearby Sunrise Farm, Ireland yet his musical passions are far from local.  He plays the Middle eastern Oud and African Bembri, as well as guitar. He also shares a love of kiirtan and tells of his experience when, one day, like the flick of a switch he could feel so much bliss. This also transformed his performance of the other music he plays such as Somali songs on his You Tube Channel. Click below to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu8bocuiMwmya_c-VWothuQ 
18:31
March 7, 2021
235/365 Kiirtan Instrumentation at its Very Best - An Interview with Professional Violinist, Inga Marcel from Lithuania.
Inga is a brilliant classically trained violinist, yet in her free time she listens only to Kiirtan. She talks about her musical background, her tough musical training and her innovative approach to violin in the entertainment industry. During lockdown she has set up her own studio for live streaming as well her own academy called Strings Academy Online. She gains inspiration from her favourite Kiirtan artists. I end with a track from Avarta Kiirtan II where she plays violin. You can find out more about her work at: https://strings-academy-online.business.site/ and FB @ingamarcel. Her Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ingamarcel/videos
39:49
March 6, 2021
234/365 How many times have I been saved by the Unknown?...call it Higher Power, Guru, God, or whatever you choose. My Starters Gratitude List...
How many times have you been saved by your HP? Personally I can't remember how many. Thats my point. Most of us don't remember often enough to connect with our HP. But when we do, its magical how it works in creating joy in our lives. 
07:13
March 4, 2021
233/365 Falling Into Bliss with the Resonance of the Divine Mother- An interview with Mukti in Australia about her new album.
Mignon Mukti is from South Africa. Her life and songs have been about the struggle of all people's to gain equality. But this album is about bringing people together to experience kindness and unity. Check out this beautiful album on Bandcamp and spotify. https://mignonmukti.bandcamp.com/
25:26
March 2, 2021
232/365 What are the Aesthetics of Kiirtan - a little meandering on the topic
Kiirtan aesthetics is something I never really thought about till I went to Rarh... thats where I learnt so much about this fascinating topic.  
11:05
March 2, 2021
231/365 Conscious Drinking: Moving from Instant Gratification and Short Term Relief to Progressive Long Lasting Benefits - with Liilamaya
Liilamaya shares his extensive knowledge of herbs and the social and health benefits of alcohol free cocktails. He shares some innovative and delicious non-alcoholic cocktail recipes, such as Cosmopolitan (Cosmo), Margarita (Marga Sita), Pina Colada, and Momet- Um- Tea to stimulate our appetites. I then end with a kiirtan he requested called 'Children's Kiirtan March' from my 'Live in Brasil' album. 
35:21
February 28, 2021
230/365 How to Celebrate Life's Music - Anjali Silva Interviews me tonight for her Research into Sacred Music
Anjali is a brilliant singer/songwriter from the US. We have been friends for many years and collaborators since 2005. Here I answer Anjali's questions about my background, music and what inspired me to instigate the kiirtan Academy. I end with a recording of 'Snow Leopard' as its one song that she quotes from.  
41:16
February 28, 2021
229/365 Just a taste of Kiirtan in Blue- Balakrishna from the Ivory Coast Speaks about Ideation in Kiirtan
Balakrishna is from the Bete tribe in Ivory Coast, a place that is renowned for its music-.culture. He infuses his kiirtan with his musical roots and his unique relationship with his guru. This interview is full of gems - he talks about having a conversation with the Beloved in kiirtan. The wisdom he shares is priceless. He ends with a beautiful kiirtan with a soulful blues feel to it.  
28:60
February 25, 2021
228/365 How to make Gnocci thats delicious plus Gluten Free and Vegan - Maetrii shares a recipe that she and Ramadeva made today.
Delicious to eat, simple to make and healthy for our bodies, what more could you want in a birthday meal.? It was Didi's birthday today so everyone contributed something to the meal including good vibes. Maetrii and Ramadevas recipe was both creative and traditional, so I asked them to share it with you. Here Metrii gives us the recipe.  I end with a kiirtan that I feel goes with what Maetri said about food and love... Sweet Longing Kiirtan from Unity Hours III. To check it out click below.https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/launch-page-111o46ugj
11:26
February 23, 2021
227/365 Vegan Quiche and More Recipes that make Nutritious, Delicious and Auspicious Meals- with Didi Ananda Prama
Tonight Didi talks about three wonderful recipes using Chick Pea Flour as the main ingredient. They are simple and fast to make yet very tasty and nutritious. I end with her favourite kiirtan called Kiirtan for Dad.  
10:11
February 22, 2021
226/365 What to do if you feel the effects of the moon with ekadashi (a fasting day) coming up.
on Saturday I could really feel the effects of ekadashi, I was feeling quite down, and it wasn't until I went to the Kiirtan Academy and had some beautiful satsaung and kiirtan that I noticed that those feelings ahd completely gone. The Net Course is on March 15th so if you feel that your kiirtan isnt what you want it to be, then come and enjoy this transformational experience. I end with a devotional song called The First Time.  To find out more about the Kiirtan academy course check this out: https://youtu.be/tVhSKBTeuCk 
09:56
February 21, 2021
225/365 How to Promote Diversity through Musical Collaboration
Our musical session at the farm yesterday was a real expression of diversity in musical collaboration or diversity in unity. Listen here to the kiirtan we came up with, to create a joyful and loving atmosphere.  
26:12
February 20, 2021
224/365 How to use powerful tools that cultivate devotion - an interview with Latika Lidia Montemurri from Italy
Up until just three years ago, after spending time as a gardener, an artist, singer in choirs, and yoga instructor, Latika found her self pouring out beautiful kiirtans. Listen to her tell her story. She ends with a gorgeous kiirtan that she wrote. 
17:04
February 19, 2021
223/365 When theres no time, you can find time to nurture your own and others spiritual and musical life- An interview with Acarya Cirainjivii (USA)
During COVID Acarya Chirainjivii has "no time to bake bread" as he's in the medical profession yet he still takes the time to nurture his, and others, spiritual and musical growth doing Kiirtan and Prabhat Samgiita. He ends with singing a beautiful kiirtan by Bhagavan Das and himself.
22:38
February 17, 2021
222/365 From Classical to Rock to Stopping to Kiirtan - Dada Danaviiras Musical and Spiritual Journey
Dada Danaviira is from the Phillippines and his love of kiirtan makes it a joy to listen to. His rock and reggae guitar influences mixed with his own style and plenty of devotion make his kiirtan very danceable and rich. Here we are talking about his musical background, his service programmes and his wonderful Baba dreams. He ends with a song and kiirtan that he wrote after his Baba dream.  
44:01
February 16, 2021
221/365 New New News!! Plus How to Bring Joy into Your Life nearing Springtime - A conversation with Jiivan Jack McCarthy from Dublin
Jiivan and I discuss what its like to see new buds springing up after a long cold winter, the joy of it all. We share a love of music and we discuss the new music video on Youtube of the Unity Hours II double album launch in December as well as the new Kiirtan Academy Course coming up on March 15th and much more. Check out the new Kiirtan Academy Course click this link: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/sales-pagebfstu4s8 .To purchase "Unity Hours III" double albums at a great discount click this link: https://jyoshnaad5185.clickfunnels.com/launch-page-111o46ugj . For the Youtube music video click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEf2irqrN8I&t=959s
27:13
February 15, 2021
220/365 Emere from Aotearoa speaks about Bringing Food to People In Need, for the past Six Years and more
Emere McDonald and dedicated groups of people from Auckland, are serving the hungry every Sunday by collecting fruit and vegies kindly donated by the stall holders at Avondale market, for more than six years. They then distribute it to those who need it around Auckland. This project is lead by Dada Vimaleshvarananda or Dada V as he is called, some very committed Ananda Margiis and people in the community who go every Sunday afternoon to participate in the service project. I end with a recording of Tiny Green Island in Irish and English.     
27:53
February 13, 2021
219/365 Niilakantha Day - The Day that Shrii P.R Sarkar was poisoned by Indira Gandhi but survived and came out of victorious!
This is the day that Shrii P.R.Sarkar was poisoned in 1973 by the jail doctor. After more than 5 years of fasting in protest of his poisoning he came out of jail victorious. He stopped fasting only after all charges were dropped and he could again resume his missionary work. He had been imprisoned on false charges by Indhira Gandhi, during emergency rule. Today we celebrate by feeding hungry people, replacing the poison by giving nutritious food to others in need. 
34:51
February 13, 2021
218/365 What a day! - Vimukti talks about playing healing harp to a distressed sheep and helping kangaroos in Victoria Australia
When Vimukti tells us about her last few days, how lovely its been and how terrible, you realise just how vulnerable animal lives are. Ultimately its  about the survival and ecological balance of our planet- and its mostly down to human beings to change that. The department of Ananda Marga called PCAPL plays a huge part in her life (Prevention of Cruelty To Animals and Plants (managed by women)) Listen here to Vimukti's stories. for info about the Kiirtan Academy click the link below, thanks https://jyoshnaad5185-app.clickfunnels.com/pages/45844740/editor_v2?optin=true  
28:10
February 11, 2021
217/365 How to spend a most enjoyable time listening to global kiirtan traditions
As part of the Kiirtan Academy meetings I like to include some current research. Today I was fortunate enough to look into various sacred song, drum and dance traditions around the world, such as New Zealand Maori and Qwwalli music as well as Rarhi Kiirtan. I end with a song 'If not for You' written on Sunrise Farm a few years ago. Click on the link below to see Rarhi Kiirtan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TPdZOCa_4E&t=1033s    
09:49
February 10, 2021
216/365 How to Make Vegan Treats- Sweet and Savoury Tofu and Banofee Pie - With Lydia Grilo from Andalucia
Lydia gives us more amazing recipes for very delicious vegan, gluten free dishes - Sweet and Savoury Tofu and Banofee Pie.  I end with a Baba Nam Kevalam kiirtan called 'I want to Leave the Past Behind' from the album Crimson Dawn, sung by Tapasii and I and distributed on Innersong.us.
09:50
February 8, 2021
215/365 Is it a love song or a devotional song?
Whats the difference between a love and a devotional song? I give examples from various songs I have written and end with  the love/devotional song 'When Will I, from the album 'Longing'
16:43
February 7, 2021
214/365. PART 2: Learning How To Love Through Prabhat Samgiit -An Interview with Acarya Abhidevananda Acarya in Israel
In this second part Dadaji talks more about the feminine perspective in Prabhat Samgiit as expressed through the nouns P. R. Sarkar uses to symbolise devotional expression, for example through the word balaka (see sculpture). He gives a very meaningful Baba story to illustrate this point. He says that the expression of love is everywhere in these songs - in fact its inescapable, so if you really want to learn about love, go to Prabhat Samgiit. I end with Dada Priyashivananda's recording of song no 9 Andharer Sei Hatasha.  The photo is of the Balaka Chattar in Bangladesh courtesy of Wikipedia. 
27:54
February 6, 2021
213/365. PART I -Learning How to Love through Prabhat Samgiit - An Interview with Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta
At the Launch of Episode 14 'At the Threshold of a New Era' Dadaji is here talking about how he felt the necessity to translate Prabhat Samgiit songs into English and their lyrical and melodic depth, richness and diversity. He also talks about a song written on Sur Das (a poet from the Agra Kiirtan gharana) and songs written from a feminine perspective in Prabhat Samgiit. I end this part with a Prabhat Samgiit sung by Prahla'd Nassim and I, called 'Dont you Know Lord How much I love you', or Tomay kata bhalo basi (no 221). 
29:08
February 5, 2021
212/365 'Earth Mother' - From Music as Therapy, To Music as Life Affirming Songs and Mantra - An Interview with Ineke Veerkamp from Australia
For Ini, Playing Music was Firstly an Unconscious Mechanism of Survival - That Developed Into a Life Long Love of Song, Affirmations and Mantra. In this podcast Ini tells us more about her background and keep us up to date with her original Musical that is going to be staged in Sept this year. Ini then sings us her beautiful 'Earth Mother' chant. I end with a song and kiirtan called 'When Will I' from my album 'Longing' recorded in Sydney many years ago with Ini singing deep resonant harmonies. You can find Ini on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ineke.veerkamp.    
29:33
February 4, 2021
211/365 How to Gather Up Some Spiritual Tools for Dealing with Difficult Situations - An Interview with Clare Boland
Clare Boland has been a social Worker most of her adult life. Here she shares some of her experiences, strengths and realisations on how to deal with some very difficult situations in life. These gems will inspire you deeply.  She ends by singing with her husband Tom Boland called "You are higher than the Mountain Peaks, a kiirtan by Vimal.  
28:01
February 3, 2021
210/365 On Saint Bridget's Day in Ireland- An Interview with Avadhutika Ananda Prama Acarya (Didi)
Didi's wish is that everyone shall be free from hunger, especially on this very special day in Ireland. Didi loves to feed people and in this podcast she shares some of her amazing experiences with the children at the Ananda Marga Children's Home in Haiti. She also talks about the Spirulina Project in West Africa that feeds hundreds of malnourished children every day. Theres a short but beautiful kiirtan by the children in the Home before I end with 'Women's Rising Kiirtan' on this auspicious day.   
23:31
February 2, 2021
209/365 Whats more important to you? goals and/or transformation? My thoughts on the Nepali movie 'Karma'
Sometimes its goals that seem most important, but then an inner transformation can take place that changes your mind. This is what I pondered after watching the Nepali  movie 'Karma', with Tsering Dolkar, Mithila Sharma and Jampa Kalsang. I end with a song called 'My Release'  
08:25
January 30, 2021
208/365 Creating a Garden of Love, Babas Garden - An interview with Avadhutika Ananda Arpana Acarya - from Croatia,
Didiji went from renovating the jagriti, to weeding the garden, to planting spring bulbs, then to planting 1000s of plants (each tagged mind you) in  Babas flower garden, full of rare plant species native to Croatia, that now attract so many pollinators, butterflies, bees as well as birds and insects.. She has created not just an amazing garden (and complete natural food chain) but a Garden of Love and Life. To donate to Babas garden click on the link below.  below. https://www.facebook.com/didi.anandaarpana
36:16
January 29, 2021
207/365 How Every Life Counts for Dada Daneshananda in Nigeria
Dadaji talks about the Feeling Gratitude for the Real Human Experience of Being So Close to Birth and Death every day and working together with such wonderful people. He also talks about his musical 'food' that creates empathy and understanding between people, opening up ways of respecting other people's different cultural expressions. To find out more click the link below: try this  https://www.facebook.com/AMURT-West-Africa-225669570895951
30:09
January 27, 2021
206/365 Sharing The Spiritual Path Across Continents - An Interview with Radha Linda Shannon, Homeopath from the UK
Radha shares many beautiful stories and fascinating experiences, both as a devotee, and a homeopath in India, Ghana and elsewhere. She shares her knowledge, experiences and deep insights into the present situation. I was also delighted when she gave some remedies for musicians too. I end with a new kiirtan that I plan to record soon. To find out more about Radhas' homeopathic projects in Ghana please click on the link below. Thankyou. Ghana Homeopathy Project -  www.ghanahomeopathyproject.org
28:46
January 27, 2021
205/365 Learning a new language through deeply inspirational music and more.. - An interview with Dada Abhidevanandaji in Israel
Tonight Dada Abhidevananda Avadhuta talks about many fascinating topics: the meaning of 'Avadhuta'; his film 'At the Threshold of a New Era'; learning Bengali language  through translating Prabhat Samgiit; and uncovering the devotional female perspective in these songs. He also shares some amazing Baba stories. I end with the song 'Manus Sabai Apan', (PS no. 1090) 'Everyone is Family'  a neo humanism song, included in Episode 13 of his film.  Click below to see Episode 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ft4l4SnxY0    
44:30
January 25, 2021
204/365 The Velvet Revolution is it still coming?- Dr. Brigunath talks about gems of the 60's and 70's music scene
Dr. Brigunath gives an extensive list of his favourite songs from the 60's and 70's which I shall post on my Fb page.  I end with the song Tiny Green Island by P.R.Sarkar. 
33:15
January 24, 2021
203/365 How Old Kiirtan Tunes can be given new life by young players
Tonight I talk briefly about a kiirtan I wrote n the 70s' and how young players are discovering it and giving it new life, while for some of us, it represents a time in our lives long ago. Yet some of us who have been on the spiritual path for a long time are also discovering new things about ourselves  and the world. I see us all as being on the same path, just at different points.  
07:43
January 23, 2021
202/365 Homeoprophylaxis - what is it and is it worth our consideration? an Interview with Madhumita from Nelson., NZ, Aotearoa
Tonight I speak with Madhumita, musician and naturopath, about homeoprophylaxis, something that many of us have not heard of. She speaks about the fascinating work done with  homeoprophylaxis in Cuba and Brazil. To read more about this research click on the link: https://youtu.be/oyPvftE7Xh8. I end with a kiirtan that the Kiirtan Academy members are collaborating on. I call it January winter Kiirtan, as it came to me a few days ago on a cold January morning.  
22:44
January 21, 2021
201 /365 Why the Khol Drum used in Kiirtan is so amazing Part II -An interview with Kavita - the first western woman to learn Rarhi Khol drums
Kavita talks about the beauty and complexity of the Rarhi (North east India) khol drum tradition and its spiritual significance for the Rarhi drummer.  She also talks about the role of women in Rarhi kiirtan and how she was inspired to perform.  She ends by playing  and saying the bols of the first ever khol pattern that she learnt.  
16:30
January 19, 2021
200/365 Podcast 200 is about Collaboration, Connections and Choices
The theme of todays podcast, is the three 'C's.  Collaboration in a musical sense, connection in a very sacred sense and choice in a health sense.  I end I sing the Wedding kiirtan that I played at Anandii and Aloka Devas wedding last night. Congratulations my dears! May you have many happy years together. 
07:14
January 17, 2021
199/365 Why the Khol drum is such an amazing instrument Part I
Tonights Kiirtan Academy Session was all about the Kiirtan rhythms -With the khol drum patterns demonstrated by Kavita and cymbals patterns by Latika. I end with a track called 'Going Out Theme' from the Film 'Stars in Her Eyes' produced by Athina Tsoulis, where the traditional khol bols have been adapted to western music. The Photo is of my kiirtan teacher, Sri Jagaranda Master Khol Player, Purulia, India 
09:56
January 17, 2021
198/365 How 'Online Kiirtan for the Universe' facebook group has kept us all going through the pandemic'
Tonight I interview Didi Ananda Acira, who is one of the guiding forces behind 'Online Kiirtan for the Universe' that has been connecting kiirtan players and appreciators all over the globe for over a year. I just want to show my appreciation for the service you have done for all of us who have gained so much connection, support and inspiration from this online kiirtan platform, I end with the song called 'miracle of my life'.    
22:37
January 15, 2021
197/365 News ! News! Episode 13 On the Threshold of a New Era is here! Plus The Kiirtan Academy starts again this Friday -
Dada Abhidevananda and team have published episode 13 of 'On the Threshold of a New Era', P.R.Sarkars life and work. Its available on You Tube - This episode focuses on Neo Humanism, love and respect for all beings, acknowledging the Oneness of Creation.  Then I talk about the first 2021 Kiirtan Academy this Friday. Its going to be exciting as we explore the khol drum, cymbals and singing, how they interact and collaborate with each other to create a rich textured sound in kiirtan. Click the links below to see Episode 13. https://youtu.be/_ft4l4SnxY0
09:30
January 12, 2021
196/365 How to attract more positivity into our lives- with Didi Ananda Prama
Tonight Didi Ananda Prama speaks about attracting what we want into our lives with the power of our positive  thought and avoiding the opposite. She also shares her goals for this year, something very special to celebrate the 100th anniversary of P. R. Sarkar's birth. 
16:39
January 11, 2021
195/365 Goals for the New Year..Anyone want to share?..
A few friends at Sunrise were happy to share their goals for this year.. Listen to Jayadiip, Lidia, Ramadeva, Didi Ananda Prama and Kavita share their thoughts, I end with a couple of kiirtans from Sounds of Silence.
19:28
January 9, 2021