Krishna Das Returns to LA July 5th
Originally from Long Island, Krishna Das has been an innovative leader in delivering the sacred mantras and melodies of ancient Hindu kirtan (call-and-response chanting) to a Western audience. Having first been exposed to Indian culture in 1968 by Ram Dass, renowned author of Be Here Now and former Harvard psychologist, Krishna Das hails from a collective of spiritual pioneers and messengers. Krishna Das, Ram Dass, and many others have been active envoys of Guru Neem Karoli Baba (a.k.a. Maharaj-ji), imparting his teachings and spiritual practices to their communities back home in the States. What began as a small satsang (meditation group) of curious Americans chanting their way into elevated states of consciousness, searching for something deeper, kirtan is now a global practice, so popular that Krishna Das was invited to open for the Grammys in 2013. Known to friends, family, and fans as KD, Krishna Das is truly yoga’s “rock star,” making the devotional practice of bhakti yoga accessible to audiences worldwide.
When & Where:
Amidst his Kirtan Wallah tour, KD returns to Los Angeles this Saturday, July 5th, at the Wilshire Ebell Theater! The venue is located in the mid-Wilshire district at 4401 W. 8th Street, just west of the Wilshire/Western Metro station or accessible off the 10 Freeway. While there is a paid parking lot adjacent to the theater, it is best to arrive early in order to find a spot, or else scope out openings on the residential side streets. Doors open at 7:30pm, and kirtan is scheduled to start at 8pm.
Upper orchestra/balcony tickets cost $35, while premium orchestra/balcony seats are an extra $10. All general entry tickets sold at the door are $45 cash sale. If you plan on purchasing tickets in person, be prompt as tickets may sell out! Note that if you share the event on social media, you’re eligible for a discount! Tickets available online at Bright Star Events or through PayPal via KD’s website.
Can’t make it out on Friday? Don’t fret. KD will be leading kirtan Saturday, July 6th, at the Larchmont YogaWorks studio. Not in LA? KD’s only getting started in California. The rest of his tour will cover Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Long Island, and finally New York City on November 1st. The complete tour schedule is available on his website.