David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan Chant Artist and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Love. David, a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba, travels extensively singing Kirtan (Indian devotional chanting) and sharing the spiritual, devotional, meditative, and musical aspects of yoga. David’s music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India’s ancient chant tradition. His recordings expand the traditional Kirtan medium by incorporating a wide range of musical and lyrical elements and by exploring a vast palette of progressive production influences. David CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss and his latest release Love, Peace, Chant on Nettwerk/Nutone. His live kirtans and concerts are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting, and exploding with energy. A dedicated Kirtan Troubadour, David tours throughout the world with Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist. He is also the author of a book on meditation entitled Merging with Grace and the founder of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia.
Co-host Chris Olcorn:
Chris Oldcorn is a spiritual teacher not associated with any one religion. Helping people live in the present moment is the basis for his spiritual teachings. Through his spirituality, Chris helps people discover their own unique purpose in life. He believes “we are here to have healthy relationships with each other.”