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Krishna Das

Genre:
World

Years Active:
'00s






Krishna Das

Biography

The spirituality of India is blended with modern, electronic influences by Long Island, New York-raised Krishna Das (b. Jeffrey Kagel). The founder of Triloka Records, Das continues to update the musical accompaniment to traditional Hindu chanting and satsong. Influential spiritual leader Ram Dass described Das as "an example of someone whose heartsongs open the channels to God". Das' connections to Indian spirituality developed in his early 20s. Having grown up on jazz, blues and rock and roll, Das was working as a school bus driver when friends inspired him to visit Ram Dass in 1968. Driving six hours through snow, Das arrived at his destination in New Hampshire. Although he only visited with Ram Dass for a few hours, the experience completely altered the course of his life. Two years later, Das traveled to northern India where he spent two years as a devotee of Guru Mahara-ji (Neem Karoli Baba). While in India, Das became involved with the spiritual aspects of the country's music. With his visa expiring, Das returned to the U.S. in March 1972. In 1990, Das founded Triloka Records. The label has become a leading distributor of world music recordings. His debut album, One Track Heart, released in 1996, focused on updated chants from the ancient tradition of Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion). His second album, Pilgrim Heart, released in 1998, featured a guest appearance by Sting, who sang on the tune "Mountain Hari Krishna" and played bass on "Ring Song." Das continues to conduct intensive seminars, workshops and chanting sessions, issuing Live on Earth...For a Limited Time Only in early 2000.

Top Albums

Live Workshop in Phoenicia, NY 11/17/2013, Krishna Das
1. Live Worksho..
Breath of the Heart, Krishna Das
2. Breath of th..
Live On Earth (For a Limited Time Only), Krishna Das
3. Live On Eart..
Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das
4. Pilgrim Hear..
Door of Faith, Krishna Das
5. Door of Fait..
Heart As Wide As the World, Krishna Das
6. Heart As Wid..
Invocation, Ty Burhoe
7. Invocation
All One, Krishna Das
8. All One
Krishna Das (Live Ananda), Krishna Das
9. Krishna Das ..
Gathering In the Light, Krishna Das
10. Gathering In..
Heart Full of Soul, Krishna Das
11. Heart Full o..
Flow of Grace, Krishna Das
12. Flow of Grac..
One Track Heart, Krishna Das
13. One Track He..
Greatest Hits of the Kali Yuga, Krishna Das
14. Greatest Hit..
A Drop of the Ocean, Krishna Das
15. A Drop of th..
Breath of the Heart, Krishna Das
16. Breath of th..
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), J Mascis
17. One Track He..
Living With an Open Heart, Ram Giri
18. Living With ..
Door of Faith, Krishna Das
19. Door of Fait..
2012 Workshop Sampler - Spoken Word Recordings, Krishna Das
20. 2012 Worksho..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Sita RamLive On Earth (For a Limite..7:26$0.99
2.
Mountain Hare KrishnaPilgrim Heart8:06$0.99
3.
Namah ShivayaPilgrim Heart7:17$0.99
4.
Heart As Wide As the World/Shri Ram ..Heart As Wide As the World8:20$1.29
5.
Narayana/For Your LoveHeart As Wide As the World9:59$1.29
6.
Hanuman ChaleesaLive On Earth (For a Limite..8:33$0.99
7.
Mere GurudevKlassik Lounge Nightflight,..5:27$0.99
8.
LongingWorld Music Yoga7:35$0.99
9.
MalaWorld Music Yoga9:32$0.99
10.
InvocationWorld Music Yoga4:59$0.99
11.
Maharajji's Relationships, Compa..Live Workshop in Maui, HI -..8:50$0.99
12.
Maharajji, Saints and GurusLive Workshop in Maui, HI -..8:42$0.99
13.
Maharajji, Being Here, LoveLive Workshop in Yogaville,..9:15$0.99
14.
Spiritual Practice2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..5:30$0.99
15.
Surrender2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..6:12$0.99
16.
Deepening Your Practice2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..3:15$0.99
17.
Finding a Guru2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..2:19$0.99
18.
Meeting Maharaj-ji2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..6:45$0.99
19.
Well-Being2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..7:47$0.99
20.
Suffering2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..7:14$0.99
21.
Neurosis2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..9:18$0.99
22.
Love & Relationships2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..4:16$0.99
23.
Hanuman2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..7:01$0.99
24.
Revealed Names2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..2:08$0.99
25.
How Chanting Works2012 Workshop Sampler - Spo..4:07$0.99

Top Music Videos

Stay Strong, Various Artists & Krishna Das & David Newman
1. Stay Strong


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