Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Krishna Das Coming to the Mind Body Spirit Expo!

The legendary kirtan master Krishna Das will be coming to the Mind Body Spirit Expo Nov. 2nd and the 3rd for a kirtan concert on Saturday and a workshop in Sunday.

Krishna Das, or KD as he is known, began to chant as part of following the path of Bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion.After two and a half years with Maharaj-ji, returned to USA - alas, six months after his return, word came that Maharaj-ji had died. He took solace in music, finding peace and strength in both his Bhakti yoga practice as well as in such heroes as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Bruce Springsteen (whom he laughingly calls “the Bodhisattva of New Jersey”). KD also co-founded Triloka Records, a California-based label specializing in world music, releasing such artists as Jai Uttal, sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan, and legendary jazz musician/composer Jackie McLean.

In 1994, KD started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC, with an ever-growing audience of yoga students which has led to chant with people all around the world. Since 1996 KD has recorded 14 albums including his latest ones ‘Heart as Wide as the World” and ‘Chants of a Lifetime’ (book + CD).

“The chanting just hits you and you want to be a part of it,” KD promises. “That’s the point of this whole thing. That’s what cuts through all the ‘stuff’. You get lit up. You don’t have to know what it means.”

Krishna Das first traveled to India in 1970 where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). Through Maharaj-ji, he was introduced to the devotional practice of kirtan, an ancient method of heart purification. He has released several CD’s and now leads chanting workshops around the world, helping us to turn within and find our own inner understanding. Krishna Das has also been studying Buddhist meditation for more than 30 years. Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Krishna Das’s own spiritual work; his way of serving the Divine within himself and others.

Krishna Das’s workshops are like mini-retreats of about 2 hours. Along with chanting, Krishna Das shares stories about his experiences on the Path. Workshops with Krishna Das usually include: Chanting (call and response) with musical accompaniment, stories about his Guru, readings from spiritual traditions, teachings, and discussions about life and the spiritual Path. This forum provides the opportunity for Q&A in an intimate setting.

Krishna Das has been recording albums of traditional Indian chants and song since 1996 but has been on a spiritual journey his entire life. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Krishna Das has been at the forefront of utilizing western melodic sensibilities in Hindu kirtan (chanting) and satsang while maintaining its traditional base and structure and is a master of infusing the Indian tradition with modern influences. While staying true to the path of Bhakti or Devotional Yoga, his music is energized with modern grooves and melodies to create soulful chanting that is eminently accessible to western hearts.

PLEASE NOTE: DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE KRISHNA DAS EVENTS. Prices will be higher at the door, so order now to save!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


The MIND BODY SPIRIT EXPO is delighted to host one of the most charismatic speakers, Michael Bernard Beckwith, and his wife, singer/composer Rickie Byars Beckwith, in an event on Friday, Nov. 2 of the three-day expo weekend. The Beckwiths have a special reception of about 45 minutes that begins at 5:15pm, with the Beckwith event following at 6:30pm.

Michael Bernard Beckwith will be speaking on the topic of "The Matrix of True Abundance."

When we find ourselves wanting more material wealth, what is it that we are really seeking? According to Michael Bernard Beckwith, what we long for is “true abundance,” which he defines as having a direct access to the Storehouse of Supply located right within us. “Your journey into a mindset of wealth begins with the understanding that you have already arrived,” he teaches. In this workshop you can count on learning:

• Heartsets of gratitude and generosity that magnetize abundance

• Mindsets of true abundance in all aspects of your life

• Practices for operating the Law of Circulation

• Strategies for changing your relationship with money

Register now to claim your rightful place in the matrix of true prosperity!

Michael Bernard Beckwith’s life is a living testament to building spiritual community. In the 1970s he began an inward journey into the teachings of East and West, and today teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality. Gifted with a vision of a trans-denominational spiritual community, in 1986 he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center.

Rickie Byars Beckwith is one of the 21st century’s most revered singer-songwriters whose transcendent music opens the heart, touches the soul, and uplifts the spirit. Rickie’s fans know her as the lead singer in the New York Jazz Quartet, the Pharaoh Sanders Ensemble; and as the lead singer in the Ronald Muldrow Ensemble.

Advance discount tickets sales are now available at:


or call: 215-627-0102

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mind Body Spirit Expo TV Commerical

Here's the commercial prepared for the Mind Body Spirit Expo.  It will be appearing on TV shows throughout the Philadelphia Tri-State area, including Dr. Oz and Oprah's shows.