We are saddened by the loss of Shyamdas in January 2013. He was a special teacher and friend to Omega, and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and students.
Shyamdas lived in India for nearly 40 years exploring the arts of puja and celebration. A prolific translator and writer, he wrote more than 20 books on bhakti yoga—the yoga of devotion—and sacred chant, divine service, puja, and Vedanta. He originally studied with Neem Karoli Baba and later with His Holiness Goswami Prathameshji.
Shyamdas also studied classical Indian music and specialized in classical dhrupada music of the mystic poets of North India. His numerous CDs include Beloved Chants and Cool Dual. Shyamdas taught and performed internationally and performed with Sting, Mike D, Paul Simon, and Madonna.