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David Newman, also known as Durga Das, has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake, and is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller The Timebound Traveler.

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David is available for kirtan concerts, workshops, festivals, retreats, and mentorship opportunities. For more information on bringing David to your event, please reach out to his booking manager, Mahadevi.

 

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EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

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SING FOR LOVE!

Kirtan concert with David Newman 

and friends

Part devotional chanting practice and part spiritual music jam, David Newman and friends fuse mantra and modern lyricism together for an experience grounded in tradition and steeped in love. Explore letting your inhibitions go and throwing your voice to the wind; how sweet the surrender. Feel everyone coming together with a mutual message of love, a tangible elevated vibration, and see how that shift can be cultivated in your own daily life and brought out into the world around you. Live. Love. Chant.

HEALING THROUGH CHANT

Acoustic unplugged kirtan concert with David Newman

Join renowned sacred musician, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher, David Newman, for an unplugged and intimate gathering of kirtan chanting, devotional song, and musings from the heart. Kirtan, a transformational and joyful mantra practice, uses the power of sound and devotion to uplift the mind and open the heart! In addition to group chanting, David will offer insight into the meaning and therapeutic applications of kirtan and practical guidance for embracing the path of love as a way of life. All are welcome!

AN INTIMATE EVENING 
OF MANTRA, MUSIC, AND MUSINGS

Satsang and kirtan with David Newman

Join renowned sacred musician, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher, David Newman for an acoustic and intimate gathering of kirtan chanting, devotional song, and musings from a heart on the path of love. All are welcome!

THE YOGA OF LOVE AND THE POWER OF CHANT

Workshop with David Newman

Using the power of sound and the healing aspects of devotion, David Newman will guide us on a journey into the art and practice of kirtan (mantra chanting) and the ancient yet timely path of bhakti yoga (the yoga of love.) As a chant artist, best selling author, and inspirational teacher, David helps to make this transformational and joyful practice accessible to all. Join us as we uplift the mind and open the heart through chanting, inspirational teachings, meditation, and prayer. 
All are welcome! 

AWAKENING THROUGH LOVE

Workshop with David Newman 

Do you feel the transformational sparks of spiritual awakening that is expanding rapidly on the planet today? There are many paths and practices available to support us in this ultimate quest, and one such path is the way of love. Sacred musician, best selling author, and inspirational teacher, David Newman, has made it a life's passion to illuminate the practice of opening your heart, and loving unconditionally as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. Journey into the wisdom of your heart through kirtan (mantra chanting), and the ageless teachings on the path of love, or bhakti, as it is known in the yogic tradition. Come and experience how embracing love, fearlessly and wholeheartedly, can ignite your quest for awakening, and fulfill your search for deeper meaning, greater happiness and a higher truth. All are welcome! 

KIRTAN AND THE BHAKTI MANDALA

Workshop with David Newman 

Join chant artist, best selling author, and inspirational teacher, David Newman, for a healing journey into the art and practice of kirtan and the ancient yet timely practice of bhakti yoga, ‘the yoga of love’. Kirtan, a transformational and joyful mantra practice, uses the power of sound and devotion to uplift the mind and open the heart! In addition to group chanting, David will offer insight into the meaning and therapeutic applications of kirtan and practical guidance for embracing the path of love as a way of life. All are welcome!

SELF LOVE, SELF INQUIRY, SELF LESS

Satsang with David Newman

Join best-selling author, sacred musician and inspirational teacher, David Newman, for an informal gathering exploring the nature of being, unity, and love. David will offer insight and inspiration for nourishing one's inner longing for spiritual truth and for living with an open heart. The gathering will include wisdom sharings, music, discussion, and Q & A. All are welcome! 

KIRTAN COLLEGE

Retreat with David Newman

This in-depth course is designed to explore the many facets of Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga, ‘the path of love’. Kirtan College is an experiential immersion that offers the tools and means to deepen your practice of the rich devotional kirtan chant tradition and guidance for embracing the gifts of Bhakti Yoga as a way of life. Kirtan College will also support those who are interested in cultivating the confidence and understanding to facilitate kirtan for others! The course includes: 
• Sanskrit mantra pronunciation, transliteration and translation • Storytelling of the ancient myths of India • Teachings and practices of the Bhakti Yoga tradition • Support for creative chant composition and musical guidance • Methodology for practicing and leading kirtan. No prior musical experience is necessary. Kirtan College is open to everyone! 

LIVING THE ECSTATIC LIFE! 


A Journey into the Bhakti Path of Love 

Retreat with David Newman

Over the weekend, David will share the joy and power of music as sound healing, integrating the ancient Sanskrit mantra practice known as kirtan, or group chanting, with his inspirational songs of hope, peace, and universal love. Combining the ecstasy of sound and the healing aspects of devotion, David will invite you to connect to your voice, your heart, and your gifts, and will help you to taste the ecstatic joy that arises when you are invited to fully express yourself. The ecstatic experience, often reveals itself as love for love’s sake, or unconditional love, and is what David calls the “all is well experience”. Even just a taste of this radical well being has the potential to unlock your innate bliss and becomes the fuel that ignites the ecstatic life within you.  

In his teachings, David will unpack the principles and practices of the bhakti path of love that will help you to keep your heart open in all of life’s situations, especially the challenging ones. David will support you in shifting from the habituated reflex of closing your heart when the going gets rough, to keeping your heart open as a natural and effortless impulse. This practice of keeping your heart open no matter what, is the focus and heart of David’s teachings, and what David calls “living bhakti”.

Consider this weekend a gentle and joyful nudge in the direction of love, and an opportunity to recognize how good it feels to be home in your heart. Join us for music, chanting, joy, and heart centered wisdom, and you’ll be on your way to living the ecstatic life!

LIVE MUSIC FOR YOGA CLASS

David accompanies your yoga class

David accompanies a yoga class with chanting and live music! This is a wonderful way to create a special class that combines yoga with an inspiring live ‘soundtrack’! 
Join us for a special yoga class with guest chant artist and sacred songwriter, David Newman for an inspiring soundtrack of live music and kirtan chanting! 

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Single Sessions and Mentorship options

David’s private sessions assist you in going deeper into the meditative, devotional, and spiritual aspects of life. David’s gift is his ability to respond intuitively to your desire to deepen both the practice and expression of Love as an integrated way of life. David personalizes ancient yogic teachings as practical support for spiritual transformation and to inspire in you, greater joy, creativity and sense of purpose. The sessions are deeply nurturing with the highest consideration given to your individual needs.

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BIO FOR PUBLICATION

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David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, has released numerous acclaimed world music albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake on which he collaborated with members of Paul Simon’s band. In addition to his mastery of the ancient yogic mantra practice known as kirtan, David’s adventurous musicality, and poetic intimacy as a vocalist and songwriter, bring a unique and exhilarating musical experience to his devoted fan base around the world.

Along with his musical gifts, David is also a celebrated teacher and guide for many on the spiritual path, and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book The Timebound Traveler. His message of peace and universal love also permeates his charitable endeavors, including The Stay Strong Project, producing music to benefit the environmental and humanitarian efforts of Global Green USA, and his partnership with The Call and Response Foundation, bringing mantra and healing music to institutions such as prisons, psychiatric centers and homeless shelters. 

David continues to express his passion to serve in creative and groundbreaking ways and sees his life’s work simply as… 
       ...“Spreading the Love!”

“David Newman is reminiscent of George Harrison, Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.”
 - LA Yoga Magazine

“At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint. Strangers hugged and danced wildly.”
 - The Washington Post

“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

 

TESTIMONIALS

"David Newman is reminiscent of George Harrison, Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.”
- LA Yoga Magazine

“At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint. Strangers hugged and danced wildly.”

- The Washington Post

“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

“David Newman is a star in the international sub genre of chant artist or mantric musician”.

- NPR | All Things Considered

“When I first heard David Newman play at Bhakti Fest my heart exploded (in the good way). His music infuses the devotional chanting of the east with a western groove and for me it was the perfect invitation to both bhakti and kirtan. He’s a joy-dispensing, darkness-dispelling, light-bearing artist and I love him completely.
- Josh Radnor | Actor, Director | How I Met Your Mother

“David Newman has created a world with his music. It’s meditative, positive, and very powerful, bringing people together and also to themselves.”
- Lisa Loeb | Grammy winning singer- songwriter

“David Newman’s music especially his voice elevates the ear and then allows one to dive deep into the sweetness of the heart.”

- Sharon Gannon | Founder Jivamukti Yoga

“I've always loved the heart that so clearly is the force within David Newman's music - it makes me happy and grateful to be alive!”

- Elena Brower | Yoga Influencer

“David Newman is the true embodiment of Love and Presence. The pleasure of being near him, talking to him, singing with him, brings a pure awareness of unalloyed joy.”

- Bruce Joel Rubin | Screenwriter | Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, The Time Traveler’s Wife

"David Newman has been a great inspiration for me being a devotional artist. His music is a precious gift, a reminder of the divine that dwells within us always."

- Donna De Lory | Sacred Musician

"A natural anti-depressant, David Newman’s music will put a smile on your face. His contagious melodies reveal an unmistakably sincere connection to the infinite, while his original lyrics courageously lead us to experience bhakti- unconditional love. Like the Pied Piper, David Newman lures you into musical bliss-you won't be able to resist singing along!"

- Sara Ivanhoe | Master Yoga Instructor

“David Newman’s music is a heart-centered love fest! Rooted deep yet modern and evolving, he simultaneously speaks to your quiet soul and your roaring spirit.”
- Nick Demos | Broadway Producer | Memphis, Come from Away

"David Newman is the Cat Stevens of Sacred Music.”
- Dr. Marc Halpern | Founder, California College of Ayurveda

“David Newman’s music is genre bending in the most surprising and uplifting way. You will find yourself humming along, then later singing along as he redefines the whole concept of sacred mantra music.”
- Terry McBride | Founder, Nettwerk Music Group

“David Newman’s music makes my heart sing. His songs are love letters to the divine, and to the listener too. They soothe your soul, expand your consciousness, and fill you with bliss. Joyous and intoxicating, they are perfect for a dance or a trance. Sing along with David and you will soon find yourself in perfect harmony.”

- Amy Weiss | Author of Crescendo, Hay House