FILMS TALKS MEDITATION MUSIC
Join Us June 19-22, 2014
For the 5th Anniversary of BuddhaFest
BuddhaFest: A Festival for Heart + Mind is inspired by the principles of mindfulness and compassion, and features four days of films, talks, meditation and music. BuddhaFest is held in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. Last year's festival filled over 4,000 seats.
Previous years' speakers have included Robert Thurman, Ram Dass, Congressman Tim Ryan, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Lama Surya Das, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Rick Hanson, Ruth King, Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara and many others.
BuddhaFest also presents other events throughout the year that promote spiritual awareness, compassion and peace in the world. Last year's schedule included events with don Miguel Ruiz, Krishna Das and Deva Premal & Miten.
Watch for announcements coming soon about this June's festival.
Krishna Das to Kick Off His New Album Tour
in Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm
Theatre of the Arts
University of DC
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
At the Van Ness/UDC Metro
Show Will Feature Songs from KD's New Album
There has always been a recognizable quality in the music of Krishna Das, a not-so-secret secret that the mantras, names, and prayers that he is so deeply established in, and adopted during his years in India, have a deep undercurrent of Western familiarity.
His voice reminds one of Johnny Cash or Leonard Cohen. His melodies, even his re-workings of traditional chants or prayers, seamlessly borrow from American blues and folk, and comfortably reference gospel classics like "Amazing Grace" and "Jesus On The Mainline". His music effortlessly captures the spirit of both East and West, the kirtan wallah of India, and the wayfaring stranger of America.
With the release of his 14th album, "Kirtan Wallah" — one who sings kirtan — KD offers a westward-leaning album, fully embracing his American roots in rock and country, and yet embodying the spirit of deeply devotional Indian chants.
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