Krishna Das

Grammy-nominee Krishna Das is one of the foremost devotional singers in the world. Sharing his spiritual message through music and chanting, Das has produced numerous recordings, including Heart Full of Soul, Live on Earth…for a Limited Time Only, One Track Heart, Pilgrim Heart, Heart as Wide as the World, and the Grammy-nominated Live Ananda. He presents chanting workshops around the world that include musical accompaniment, meditation instruction, readings from different spiritual traditions, and teachings and discussions about the spiritual path.

A long-time student of Ram Dass and Maharaj-ji, Das lived in India for almost three years in the early 1970s. His heart was especially drawn to the practice of bhakti yoga—the yoga of devotion. Maharaj-ji led him deeper and deeper into the practice of kirtan—chanting the names of God. As an appointed pujari (priest) for the Durga temple in Maharaj-ji’s ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, Krishna Das immersed himself in the worship of the Divine Goddess.

Das spent as much time as possible with Maharaj-ji over the years in India, opening himself to the flow of grace and purifying his heart. Early in 1973, he was asked by Maharaj-ji to return to America. Since then, Das has been chanting on a regular basis in yoga centers all over the world. He has taught with Ram Dass and sung for many saints and yogis here and in India.

What Others are Saying About Krishna Das

“Krishna Das is an example of someone whose heart songs open the channels to god.”
—Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now

“[Krishna Das is the] chant master of American yoga.”
—New York Times