An introduction to the ritual worship of śrī sadguru. This pūjā can be easily modified to worship any deity.
My goal with this guide is to not only tell you how to sound the letters (there are countless pronunciation guides online for that!) but to give a deeper unerstanding of the sounds and how they are formed in the mouth (and why almost all of the pronunciation guides online are wrong).
A poem for my beloved guru.
Part 1 of what will likely be several posts about recording this beautiful song.
For as long as Bolo! has been a band, we have used the following short description:
“Bolo! offers ecstatic live kirtan that is easily accessible, and honors the authentic roots of traditional Indian devotional singing.”
For me, this is not just a short bio of our band, but is more like a personal mission statement.
With this journal I hope to put into words my thoughts and beliefs about kirtan, devotional yoga, the Sanskrit language, and how we can use these tools to get a first-hand experience of the Divine.
A short but powerful shanti mantra.
How saṃskṛta was discovered within ourselves.
The story of how prejudice, no matter how slight, can have grave consequences.
A prayer to Lord Rāma for healing and prosperity.
Karma — it is a greatly misunderstood concept in the West.
The story of how right attitude can make even the most difficult situations turn out absolutely wonderful.
An adventurous journey to the highest Shiva temple in all of India.