Episode 1: Mantra – Sita Ram

Where did these Divine Names or mantras that we chant in kirtan come from? What is satsang and how does is it beneficial to practice in sacred community? Why do we practice? What is bhakti or devotion?
In the episode, Nina provides a little background on “Sita Ram”, the Divine beings from the Ramayana/Ramacharitmanasa, a sacred text that has been a part of people’s lives for centuries. She also gives simple instructions on how to practice call-and-response chanting and repetition of the mantra.
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The chanting of Sanskrit mantras is a powerful ancient practice aimed at opening up our subtle awareness and entering into sublime states of consciousness. Krishna Das has been deeply steeped in the heart-centric practices of Bhakti yoga for almost half a century, since he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, in India in August of 1970. Once a student and later a beloved friend to Ram Dass, Krishna Das has carved his spiritual path through playing devotional music and sharing the wisdom stories of Indian gurus to seekers all over the world. This course with Embodied Philosophy marks a rare opportunity to connect with Krishna Das, to receive his heart-filled transmission, and to authentically immerse ourselves in one of the most potent yogic traditions of the Indian subcontinent.


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