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IAH – Episode 128 – Visvambhar ‘Vish’ Sheth

Recorded in the midst of the swirling love-verse that is BhaktiFest, Vish graces the podcast with his wisdom, heart and humor. Visvambhar or “Vish” as he is affectionately known uses kirtan as his vehicle for delivering knowledge on how to incorporate practical devotion into your daily life. Our conversation covered his unique take on Bhakti Yoga, growing up in ISKCON, the many different philosophical paths, daily practice and the joy of kirtan. I’ve known Vish for a few years now and to see him rise to become not just a magnificent kirtan wallah but also a wisdom leader is remarkable. Listen with love!

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Visvambhar ‘Vish’ Sheth

Visvambhar ‘Vish’ Sheth is the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed group ‘The Mayapuris’, a headlining Kirtan group that has rocked stages from India to Florida, Australia to South Africa. Starting at the age of 5, Vish has spent his life leading Kirtans in the ISKCON (Vaisnava) tradition. He is a multi-instrumentalist, and a master of the Mridanga drum and performs in traditional as well as fusion styles. Vish started performing in the modern yoga studio culture 2007, and since then he has performed at countless studio gatherings and well known spiritual venues like Bhaktifest, Omega Institute, Wanderlust, Beloved Festival, Floyd Festival, and many others. In addition to being a master percussionist, Vish also plays many instruments – harmonium, bamboo flute, guitar, sitar, and bass. Vish is an in-demand sideman as well, and has toured with Kirtan pioneer Jai Uttal and is also a performing and recording artist with the renowned world-beat ensemble, The Hanumen. Vish has not only mastered his art but has a rare capacity to invoke the ‘rasa’ or the essence of the transcendental energies that define the Kirtan path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Alice D.
    November 14, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Super noisy sound quality made it difficult to concentrate, but Vish seems pretty in tune! The Vedas are where most mathematical concepts are derived from (e.g., first mention of Pi). The more math I study, the more I realize it’s all about observing patterns in nature. I also feel as if there is NO absolute bliss: bliss is constantly evolving. You can’t say “I have reached enlightenment” because life is a JOURNEY not a DESTINATION. [as my old pair of Tom’s shoes once said, until I wore out the words (and soles) via travel.] If you need to learn how to separate audio frequencies, I can help.
    Otherwise and anyways, I loved this podcast!
    Love & Light,
    Alice D.

    • Reply
      Zach Leary
      November 28, 2018 at 3:51 am

      Sorry about that! A lot of white noise at Bhakti Fest, I do apologize. Thanks for listening through it!

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