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Krishna Das Comes to Boston for Kirtan and Workshop

Jan 27, 2015 08:58PM

Krishna Das

Newton Community Education will be presenting bestselling devotional chant artist Krishna Das at 7:30 p.m., February 28, at the Arlington Street Church, in Boston. The event is part of the Power of a Loving Heart weekend intensive, which includes a workshop on March 1 with spiritual teachers Sharon Salzberg and Lama Surya Das.

“The weekend intensive will allow attendees to come together to discover and celebrate the power of the heart by cultivating our natural capacity for faith, compassion and love,” says Newton Community Education’s Ursula Steele. “Krishna Das has taken call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and best-selling Western chant artist.”

Layering traditional kirtan, or devotional chanting, with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Das has been called yoga’s “rock star”. During the Sunday 1 p.m. workshop at Newton South High School, he will share stories about his spiritual path, while Salzberg will discuss and guide practices of loving-kindness meditation, and Lama Surya Das will offer insights into the wisdom teachings of Dzogchen.

Cost: Kirtan tickets are $35 in advance at KrishnaDas.com/$40 cash or check at the door. Workshop is $75 in advance/$85 at the door. Location: Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston. For more information and to register for the workshop, call 617-559-6999 or visit NewtonCommunityEd.org.

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