2019 Swami Nardanand meditation retreats – schedule in progress, please check back soon.
2019 April Sacred Music with Dr. Krishna Kant Shukla – on tour from Varanasi,India
www.krishnakantshukla.org (full scheduling dates in progress)
BIO of Dr. Krishna Kant Shukla
While teaching Physics and Astronomy as an assistant professor in upstate New York, Krishna decided to leave academics and follow his heart and soul deep into the fathomless waters of Indian Classical Music. Having studied with great master like Srimati Laxmi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Dr. Tapan Bhattacharya he returned to India in 1994 to export the roots of Indian Classical Music in the folk tradition. His musical search lead him into remote villages in the Himalayan foothills as well as far flung and difficult to reach places in the central plains. It was this experience that lead him to develop his thoughts on Spiritual Ecology. Musically he has been particularly influenced by the songs of Kabir, Gorakhanath and other poet-saints as sung by his Guru, Pandit Kumar Ganharva. These songs belong to living spiritual traditions, some of which are over fourteen hundred years old. Before singing each sone, Dr. Shukla reads out his own English translation. He also leads the audience in Kirtan Chants from various spiritual traditions. Dr. Shukla accompanies himself on the harmonium and will have Tabla and Tanpura (drone) accompanists.