It's All Happening Podcast

IAH – Episode 68 – Krishna Das

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Live from the “Open Your Heart in Paradise” retreat in Maui, I’m joined by Krishna Das for a devotionally potent episode of the show. Not only is KD one of the important transmitters of Neem Karoli Baba’s teachings via his music, he’s also become one of the wisest, most vulnerable and real teachers on the path of love. Our time together covered taking a look at who we think we are, projections onto each other, sharing of his own current vulnerabilities and struggles, the practice of kirtan itself and the need to have fierce compassion in the face of trying times. I can’t say enough about KD and his importance in my life  – I hope this episode covers some of that.

For Krishna Das, the journey started in the late 60’s. Krishna Das met spiritual seeker Ram Dass; he traveled across the country with Ram Dass as his student, captivated by the stories of his recent trip to India where he had met the legendary guru Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji.  Finally, following his heart, in August 1970, Krishna Das left behind his dreams of being a rock star and made his way to meet this remarkable Being. Basking in the love of Maharaj-ji in the three years that followed, KD’s heart was drawn to the practice of Bhakthi Yoga – the yoga of devotion and after two and a half years with Maharaj-ji, he returned to USA – alas, six months after his return, word came that Maharaj-ji had died.

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    Lindsay Willcocks
    December 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

    such a tender podcast – thank you both of you. I really appreciate you. Lindsay

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    Eri Gef
    December 12, 2016 at 8:37 am

    “I had already met him”
    “The most beautiful thing in the universe… I had totally fallin in love with him” then wow: “I need to know him more deeply let him in more deeply” it gets so vulnerable and honest and helpful to know he is still finding so much to work on. “You sit with the darkness you sing in it” sitting and chanting is the free choice….

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    Samantha Ward
    December 12, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Best pod cast ever. Thoroughly made my morning. Thank you Zach and KD. Namostute

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