Chants of a Lifetime (Book + CD)
Chants of a Lifetime includes photos from Krishna Das’s years in India and also from his life as a kirtan leader—and the CD that is offered exclusively in the book consists of a number of “private” chanting sessions with the author. Instead of being performances of chants for listening, the recordings make it seem as if Krishna Das himself is present for a one-on-one chanting session. The idea is for the listener to explore his or her own practice of chanting and develop a deepening connection with the entire chanting experience.
Praise for Chants of a Lifetime -
“In Chants of a Lifetime, Krishna Das opens a door to a world of boundless love. This is a book about a real and transformational path—including all of life’s challenges, inspiration, and uncertainty. It serves as an invitation to unwavering happiness.”
— Sharon Salzberg, the author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
“Knowing the sweet power and depth of Krishna Das’s singing, I was delighted to see, in this honest testament, how he got there. This book shows how Kirtan (singing the names of God) enters into our spiritual heart and then lights it up.”
— Ram Dass, the author of Be Here Now
“Like a night of ecstatic chanting, this book throws open the doors of the heart. Krishna Das writes like he sings: with earthy, quirky, luminous clarity. Chants of a Lifetime is a reminder that simply uttering any of the many names of the Beloved has the power to free us from ourselves, and make of our hearts an offering to the One. May we never again forget. May we never stop singing.”
— Mirabai Starr, the author of new translations of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila Free
TRACKS on included CD:
- Baba Hanumanji (14:43)
- Sita Ram (16:48)
- Pahari Walla Mahamantra (3:39)
- The Durga Waltz (9:53)
- Hallelujah Sri Ram Jai Ram (16:02)
Hard Cover Publish Date: February 2010 by Hay House
Hardcover 288 pages, color photo insert, enclosed chanting CD, color end sheets with chords for CD tracks.
Soft Cover Publish Date: March 2011 by Hay House
Available at amazon.com
Soft cover 288 pages, color photo insert, enclosed chanting CD (does not not have chords for CD tracks).
Excerpts can be viewed and soft cover book may be ordered on Amazon.com
ibook available on itunes