DAVID NEWMAN / DURGA DAS

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.

Saturday, August 7
8:00pm
Join us for a heartfelt evening of ecstatic call and response chanting, devotional music and sacred song with Kirtan Chant Artist David Newman (Durga Das). David’s distinctive approach to Kirtan embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy. His Kirtans are a joyous and spiritually uplifting journey into bliss! David will be joined by his wife Mira, a gifted devotional vocalist and percussionist. All are welcome!

TICKETS:
$ 20 +tax – In advance (before August 7th)
$ 25 +tax – Regular price
$ 55 +tax – Special offer for passes to both David’s kirtan and workshop
Downward Dog Yoga Centre – Downtown Location

Sunday, August 8
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Chant Artist David Newman (Durga Das) for a bliss-filled and inspirational journey into the art and practice of Kirtan. Kirtan, an ancient and transformative mantra practice, uses the power of sound to uplift the mind and open the heart! As well as group chanting, David will offer you insight and guidance into the meaning and healing applications of this ancient yet timely practice. David will be joined by his wife Mira, a gifted devotional vocalist and percussionist. All are welcome!

“Though David Newman has a deep sense of tradition in his music, there is also something thoughtful, poetic, personal, and almost romantic about his songs.” – Yoga Journal

PRICE:
$ 45 +tax – In advance (before August 8th)
$ 50 +tax – Regular price
$ 55 +tax – Special offer for passes to both David’s kirtan and workshop


Downward Dog Yoga Centre – Downtown Location
735 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
416.703.8805



Friday, Aug 6 @ 8pm

BUFFALO: Kirtan with David Newman/Durga Das

@ Shakti Yoga 133 Grant St, Buffalo, NY, USA 14213
716-884 -YOGA(9642) $20