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Pilgrim Heart with Krishna Das
44 minutes | 20 days ago
Ep. 97 – Longing, Letting Go & The Lineage of Hanuman
Krishna Das explores longing, letting go, being here now, and the uniqueness of the Hanuman lineage for liberating us while satisfying our beneficial desires and fulfilling our karmas.In this fun and directed question and answer session, Krishna Das illuminates longing as the base for devotional practice, and describes how releasing our thoughts and fears to surrender into the present moment during meditation is a microcosm of the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey. Sharing from the spacious present, Krishna Das expresses how the Hanuman lineage is not a renunciate path, offering juicy descriptions of Hanuman from India, and sharing stories of miracles and unconditional love of his Guru, Maharajji.
28 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 96 – Thought Tornadoes
With deep vulnerability and humor, Krishna Das answers questions on the benefits of daily spiritual practice, like mantra chanting, for releasing us from the whirling thought-tornadoes of our minds.Continuing last episode's Q&A session from a 2018 workshop in Miami, FL, Krishna Das answers audience questions digging into what a 'typical Monday' looks for him, the benefits of a daily spiritual practice, creating a spacious gap for buffering intense reactions through using techniques like mantra repetition, and how we can better imbibe surrender and will within our beings. Exploring these questions through vulnerably sharing his deep personal experiences with Maharajji and other respected Babas in India, Krishna Das helps us move past our mind's whirling thought-tornados, and into the present being of loving awareness.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 95 – Tending Our Inner-Garden
Krishna Das explores tending our inner-garden; planting seeds of spiritual practice now to harvest blossoms of real change in the future.In this 2018 workshop from Miami, FL, Krishna Das invites us to get our hands dirty in the garden of our inner-being. Theming the talk around Sri Ramakrishna's compelling and vibrant allegory of spiritual practices being seeds of compassion and love planted for the future, Krishna Das tills through the process of uprooting our separate sense of me-ness, laying out the proverbial Farmer's Almanac for a blossoming harvest of real change from earnest, intentional, and consistent spiritual practice.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 94 – Follow Your Heart
In this episode of Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das answers questions about dealing with addiction, how to pick the right daily practice, and what it means to truly follow your heart.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 93 – Uncovering the Love Within
In this episode of Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das explores how chanting and repetition of the Names of God break down the walls of ego, uncovering the love that lives within us.
78 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 92 – The Sky of Consciousness
Krishna Das explores the sky of consciousness and how practice uncovers the love within us, plus answers questions about chanting, spiritual bypassing, and dealing with teenagers.
73 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 91 – Notes on Being a Good Human
Krishna Das explores the possibility of cultivating presence & compassion through spiritual practice and answers questions about Maharajji, working with longing, fostering generosity, & dealing with people at their worst.
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 90 – Outside and Inside
Krishna Das answers questions about spiritual practice, the Guru, mantra chanting, our relationship to time, and the nature of oneness.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 89 – Back to the Breath
Krishna Das talks about the importance of knowing the meaning of the words in a chant, the connection between Maharajji and Christ, and how we can always go back to the breath.
50 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 87 – You Can't Be Who You're Not
Krishna Das answers questions on his rock 'n roll past, how Bhakti Yoga intersects with our emotions, and what is the best way to meditate.
63 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 86 - Desire On the Spiritual Path
Krishna Das answers questions about handling desire on the spiritual path, dealing with fear-based behavioral patterns, and dismantling the ‘house of me’ we each build.
53 minutes | a year ago
Bonus Podcast: A Practice of Love with Dr. Omid Safi
If you enjoy the Pilgrim Heart Podcast, we think that you will appreciate this heartwarming reflection on how we can develop a practice of love that starts with ourselves and extends into the world with Dr. Omid Safi.You can subscribe to the Sufi Heart with Omid Safi in your podcast player to receive insight on following the path of love from the Sufi tradition.
53 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 85 – The Sun of Love and Awareness
Krishna Das explores how the sun of love and awareness arises in our hearts through spiritual practices such as chant and meditation.
68 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 84 – Polishing the Mirror
Recorded live from the Omega Institute, Krishna Das shares a dharma talk around our motivations for spiritual practice and how we can work with our karma.Would you like to be part of the next generation of mindfulness meditation instructors? If so, we invite you to take a unique opportunity to study with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and become a certified instructor to guide others in their practice – The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program: A Two-Year Training Program for Teaching Awareness and Compassion-Based Practices
62 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 83 – Cleaning the Heart
Krishna Das shares stories of Maharajji and his great devotees as he explores how spiritual practice is all about cleaning the heart.
79 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 82 – Ripening the Heart
83 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 81 – Responding to the Call
Krishna Das explores how chanting is responding to the call to come back home to ourselves, and answers questions about willpower, wisdom, and his relationship with his parents.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 80 – By His Grace
Krishna Das shares stories about Maharaj-ji’s life and the acts of grace that people have experienced through him.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 79 – A Miracle of Love
Krishna Das shares a dharma talk that explores the miracle of love available through our relationship with God and guru.
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 78 – Ending Suffering From the Inside Out
Krishna Das shares a path to awakening that can allow us to end our suffering from the inside out.
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