Pilgrim Heart with Krishna Das
Summary: The Krishna Das Pilgrim Heart Hour features Krishna Das’ no-nonsense take on everyday struggles for finding balance on the spiritual path. Through the honesty, humility and humor of his own personal experiences, he points to the possibility of navigating life’s trials with a true inner yearning for truth. His own practice of kirtan or chant is the well stone of his ability to share from his spiritual heart. As KD says, “Love is a disease - we catch it from those who have it.”
Krishna Das explores longing, letting go, being here now, and the uniqueness of the Hanuman lineage for liberating us while satisfying our beneficial desires and fulfilling our karmas. In this fun and directed question and answer session, Krishna Das illuminates longing as the base for devotional practice, and describes how releasing our thoughts and fears to surrender into the present moment during meditation is a microcosm of the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey. Sharing from the spacious present, Krishna Das expresses how the Hanuman lineage is not a renunciate path, offering juicy descriptions of Hanuman from India, and sharing stories of miracles and unconditional love of his Guru, Maharajji.
With deep vulnerability and humor, Krishna Das answers questions on the benefits of daily spiritual practice, like mantra chanting, for releasing us from the whirling thought-tornadoes of our minds. Continuing last episode's Q&A session from a 2018 workshop in Miami, FL, Krishna Das answers audience questions digging into what a 'typical Monday' looks for him, the benefits of a daily spiritual practice, creating a spacious gap for buffering intense reactions through using techniques like mantra repetition, and how we can better imbibe surrender and will within our beings. Exploring these questions through vulnerably sharing his deep personal experiences with Maharajji and other respected Babas in India, Krishna Das helps us move past our mind's whirling thought-tornados, and into the present being of loving awareness.
Krishna Das explores tending our inner-garden; planting seeds of spiritual practice now to harvest blossoms of real change in the future. In this 2018 workshop from Miami, FL, Krishna Das invites us to get our hands dirty in the garden of our inner-being. Theming the talk around Sri Ramakrishna's compelling and vibrant allegory of spiritual practices being seeds of compassion and love planted for the future, Krishna Das tills through the process of uprooting our separate sense of me-ness, laying out the proverbial Farmer's Almanac for a blossoming harvest of real change from earnest, intentional, and consistent spiritual practice.
In this episode of Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das answers questions about dealing with addiction, how to pick the right daily practice, and what it means to truly follow your heart.
In this episode of Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das explores how chanting and repetition of the Names of God break down the walls of ego, uncovering the love that lives within us.
Krishna Das explores the sky of consciousness and how practice uncovers the love within us, plus answers questions about chanting, spiritual bypassing, and dealing with teenagers.
Krishna Das explores the possibility of cultivating presence & compassion through spiritual practice and answers questions about Maharajji, working with longing, fostering generosity, & dealing with people at their worst.
Krishna Das answers questions about spiritual practice, the Guru, mantra chanting, our relationship to time, and the nature of oneness.
Krishna Das talks about the importance of knowing the meaning of the words in a chant, the connection between Maharajji and Christ, and how we can always go back to the breath.
Krishna Das shares his thoughts on what compassionate loving kindness really means, and tells the story of travelling to India and learning how to get out of his own way in life.
Krishna Das answers questions on his rock 'n roll past, how Bhakti Yoga intersects with our emotions, and what is the best way to meditate.
Krishna Das answers questions about handling desire on the spiritual path, dealing with fear-based behavioral patterns, and dismantling the ‘house of me’ we each build.
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Krishna Das explores how the sun of love and awareness arises in our hearts through spiritual practices such as chant and meditation.
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