Episode 31 - Nina Rao

My guest today is Kirtan singer and lovely person, Nina Rao.Nina learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996.Her childhood was spent living in and moving between many countries around the world and when she settled in New York her working life began in the banking world, switched to organizing and leading photographic wildlife safaris in Africa and India, and now for many years, is Krishna Das' business manager and assistant.Topics Discussed

  • Nina's worldly and inner journeys
  • The concept of a Guru
  • Kirtan as a regular practice
  • The power of sound/music
  • The concept of Home
  • The evolution of the Kirtan movement in the West
  • Understanding the "why" behind focusing on a particular path
  • The importance of an open heart

If you're Los Angeles check out Nina on June 10th at Bhakti Yoga Shala.Nina will also be chanting in Encinitas June 11th at Jyoti Mandir.To find out more about Nina visit her website: ninaraochant.comThis week's book giveaway is Tom Robbins, "Skinny Legs and All." To enter the weekly book giveaway contests join the Synchronicity Community right here: eepurl.com/bSWrqTAnd of course subscribe to Synchronicity today because it's a smart thing to do.