Cultivate your natural capacity for faith, compassion, and love with leading spiritual guides Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg March 20-23, 2014 for “The Power of A Loving Heart: Devotional Chanting and Loving-Kindness Meditation” at Kripalu -Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires. They combine the complementary practices of devotional chanting and loving-kindness meditation to celebrate the power of the heart. Through teachings, stories, chants, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions, Krishna Das and Salzberg lead you within to find inner knowledge and open to deeper levels of courage and wisdom.
Krishna Das is at the forefront of infusing traditional Hindu kirtan (chanting) with modern influences. Grounded in the path of bhakti, or devotional yoga, since 1968 when he met his guru, Mahara-ji Neem Karoli Baba, his music is energized with modern grooves and melodies to create soulful chanting that is eminently accessible to Western hearts. Founder of Karuna/Triloka records, his popular CDs include Pilgrim Heart, Live on Earth, Breath of the Heart, Door of Faith, All One, and Flow of Grace: Learning the Hanuman Chalisa. He conducts seminars and workshops and leads kirtan in yoga centers throughout the world.
Sharon Salzberg is one of America’s leading meditation teachers and authors. A student of Buddhism since 1971, she has led meditation retreats worldwide for over 30 years. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana, or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). Sharon is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She is the author of many books, including Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness; Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience; and A Heart as Wide as the World. Her latest book is the New York Times best-seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation -A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing.