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Stuart Watkins Podcast

I was recently a guest on the Stuart Watkins Podcast. On it, we discuss Ram Dass, Love, Bhakti, kirtan, Hanuman Maui, Kripa, and the recent album that Kripa produced, “A Bhaktimala for Ram Dass.” About the Stuart Watkins Podcast: Each week Stuart dives deep into a wide range of topics, all focused on inspiring humanity…
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New Book Announcement!

From and for God is an intimate and contemplative collection of writings on the spiritual path. Through poetry and prose, Sitaram Dass honors his teacher and shares his heart’s journey on the path of Love.

Message to Pandemos International

I was invited on behalf of Kripa to speak on the path of service and love for the Pandemos International Youth Conference. It was a true honor to be a part of it, and it is my true hope that my words were of benefit to the youth. I know that even just the thought…
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Radical Unknowing

Radical unknowing: the recognition that in each moment all we have to guide us is our own intuitive heart, and yet there is no way to ever know where each step will land, whether it will lead us towards our destination, or whether our destination is even where we want to go. I am reminded…
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New chant “Piano Stotram” out now

Our kirtan group, Kripa, just released a new “Mix-Tape.” In honor of Ram Dass’s birthday, we will each be releasing a new song for each day of the week. You can listen to the album here My track just dropped today: The Guru Stotram is a river of Grace, an ever-flowing current to the heart…
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Closeness in Times of Separation

On Friday, 3/13/2020, feeling confused with all of the decisions I had to make about canceling events, retreats, fundraisers, and prison Seva with Kripa, and then feeling conflicted with needing a break from the news while also feeling a social responsibility to stay updated, I did what I often do when I feel lost. I…
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SītāRām

The way “Seeeee” stretches the lips to a smile, how “Taaaaaa” drops the jaw, and the eyebrows raise in delight. We often think of ecstasy as the pinnacle of pleasure, but it’s really a fierce melt into horror and bliss. And that’s just one moment in the river of sound, “Raaaaaaaaaa;” its alluring current swallows…
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Death of a Teacher

Below is what I wrote the night I learned Ram Dass had left his body. I posted it on social media on December 23rd at 12:09 am. Writing is one of my main ways that I work through my grief, and crafting these words was incredibly healing for me. Since then, I did go to…
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Transformative Ecstasy

This is a collection of talks and chanting from an event, “Transformative Ecstasy: exploring the inner essence of the devotional mood,” that was recorded live on 9/28/19 in Arcata, CA. Hope you enjoy! Related Posts: Message to Pandemos International Quantum Alignment Podcast The Humboldt Lighthouse Podcast EartHeart Radio Interview  

Wail-Moans for Love Scraps

dissolving boundaries into electrified longing