Krishna Das is a Western musician who has created a wave throughout the American Yoga scene with his rousing, soulful kirtans. He has led kirtan on a regular basis in Yoga centers all over the world, has taught with Ram Dass and sung for many saints and Yogis in the US and India.
By simply chanting from the heart and making kirtan fun, Krishna Das has ignited a new enthusiasm for chanting these ancient sacred mantras. His music was recognized by the American Recording Academy when his album ‘Live Ananda’ was nominated for 2012 Best New Age Album and he performed kirtan at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremonies in February 2013.
In 1970, he made his first trip to India and became a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. Since then, Krishna Das has made numerous pilgrimages throughout India, meeting teachers and saints of many spiritual traditions on his quest to open and purify his heart. He has studied Buddhist meditation and has been initiated into Tibetan Buddhist practices by lamas from various lineages.