Kirtan with Haribhakti Dey
Friday, May 26th at 8:30pm

Come join us for an evening of melodious chants intimatley woven into stories of devotion, perserveance and divine love. Joining us from Kolkata, India we are happy to have Harbibhakti Dey take us on a journey of Bhakti.

"I was fortunate to be raised by musicians. Both, my father and mother are trained musicians and come from completely different musical and cultural backgrounds. My father was born in West Bengal, India, and was trained in the popular Bengali Folk style. My mother is from Colombia and grew up with Flamenco and South American music. From a very young age, music has been my passion”.

Haribhakti Dey developed a deep appreciation and love for devotional art and music from his father. At the age of eight his passion and love for music met the opportunity to study with many teachers from Pt. Pradeep Gosh to Pt. Ajoy Pohankar, one of the most renowned Indian classical vocalists. Through years of dedication and long arduous hours of training, Haribhakti has reached many levels of success becuase of the guidance and blessings of his teachers.

Haribhakti Dey has performed numerous concerts throughout India both as a solo artist and in the company of other famous Indian musicians. He has taken Bhajan Sangeet to the world stage, performing sold-out concerts in Canada, USA, England, Europe, Australia, Dubai, Brazil, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

suggested donation $20

Kirtan with Vaiyasaki Das
Saturday, May 27th at 8:30pm

Some spiritual truths cannot be conveyed in words—but are carried instantly to the soul when experienced directly through music. Vaiyasaki Das, an international kirtan singer, will perform at Bhakti Yoga Shala to share his passion for chanting the Divine Names of God.

With over forty years experience, Vaiyasaki Das has been called “the Godfather of Kirtan.” He is one of the early Western pioneers to present the spiritual practice and musical art of mantra chanting around the world. His unique kirtan style was inspired by the various Kirtan Traditions he absorbed while living in India and Bengal.

An evening of kirtan with Vaiyasaki Das includes spiritual stories, a musical groove, and his irresistible sweet voice to delight your heart and enchant your soul.

Vaiyasaki Das travels the world with his wife Kishori who plays percussion. They come to Bhakti Yoga Shala on their 2017 tour after performing in Italy, Monaco, Malta, England, Germany, Spain, Thailand, India, and the USA.

His considerable knowledge of the vast repertoire of ancient devotional mantra chanting has provided the foundation for a new generation of artists in the flourishing genre of kirtan yoga and mantra meditation.

Vaiyasaki Das' CDs include: The Way of Love, Charana Kamal, Kirtan Rasa, Hari-Nam-Ananda, Transcendence, Vrindavan Chandra, Ratha-Yatra USA, Best of Vaiyasaki, Sri Krishna Divya Nam - the beautiful divine name, & Kirtan Explosion - high energy kirtans.

At Bhakti Yoga Shala his latest CD, Melodies from the Heart, will be available for the first time.

suggested donation $20

August 10-14 | Hanuman Gardens | Ojai California

In this retreat we will uncover the essential teachings of Ram Dass on Identity, The Witness, Transforming Suffering, Cultivating Love and Compassion, Meditation and Practice, Karma Yoga, Relationships and Death/Dying. Ram Dass will teach via Skype in various sessions.

This retreat is both for those who wish to be immersed in these teachings in order to share them back in their own communities, as well as, those who simply wish to go to deeper levels of practice in a more intimate setting with smaller groups.

Govind Das will be leading the nightly kirtan.

For more info and to register

For more info and to register


Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das, Clay Campbell
and Arjuna O'Neal

Every Monday at 6:30pm

Come join in the exploration and passionate art of chanting the divine names from the Bhakti Tradition. We will learn and explore a deeper understanding of the kirtan mantras, gods and goddesses, gurus, and how we can integrate the bhakti practices into living at our highest potientiality. Come sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For the newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself. no special clothes or yoga mat needed. If you have a meditation cushion or blanket, it may be nice to sit on. EVERY MONDAY NITE!!


Mondays at 6:30pm

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