Welcome to the first ever online course with Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg. These two friends and colleagues first met in India over 40 years ago and have remained close ever since. For decades they have each taught in their respective traditions: Sharon in the path of Buddhist Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness practice, and Krishna Das in the path of Bhakti Yoga.
As longtime friends and colleagues, KD and Sharon share a deep respect for each other’s practices and have explored them as a complement to their own lineage over the years. Sharon has her own affinity to different mantras and has chanted with KD for many years, and Krishna Das is a longtime student of meditation with many great Buddhist teachers in the Theravadin and Vajrayana traditions. Out of these shared experiences has grown a unique offering of the traditions of Buddhist Meditation and Bhakti Yoga, joined by the deep bond of friendship between these two teachers.
For several years Sharon and KD have been presenting public retreats together in this vein, and now for the first time, are bringing these teachings to life in the form of an online course.
What’s in the course?
Power of the Loving Heart is a robust course designed for both existing practitioners to deepen a home practice, and for anyone interested in an in-depth introduction to practice. The course was filmed primarily on location at the Menla Retreat Center in Phoenicia, NY at a Power of the Loving Heart Retreat as a way to bring the full retreat experience into your own home. The course includes teaching videos with Sharon and KD co-teaching together as well as individually, and guided practices to accompany each lesson so that you can experience first-hand the benefit of these practices. The course explores a variety of topics including:
Why have a spiritual practice?
Where do we really find happiness?
How to live in a more connected way?
What is bhakti yoga?
What is mindfulness?
What is lovingkindness?
What is devotion?
How to cultivate greater self-compassion?
How to stabilize our attention for greater focus?
How to increase will-power and clearer intentions?
Learn chanting basics and how to deepen your chant practice.
Learn the power of interconnection.
The power of grace and surrender.
Stories about their teachers and gurus
Anecdotes about their personal experiences on a spiritual path
This course will give you the confidence to practice meditation and chanting techniques in your own life and integrate the tools from the practice on a daily basis. Drawing from 40 years of experience on the path, KD and Sharon will guide you in your own exploration of the vast potential of your loving heart.
This course is broken down into 28 lessons, which each include:
video or audio
FAQ video +
Each lesson also includes an audio version of each videos if you prefer that format, and a transcript of each teaching, practice and FAQ videos.
Once you purchase the course, you can stream lessons or download them so that you own them forever and can access then at all times.
The course can be completed either as a month-long immersion, or at your own pace. You will have access to all the lessons once the course goes live on November 15th, 2018 and can work with the lessons however you are inspired to.
“We hope this offering will be a deep resource for your practice and your life, that you can return to again and again. These practices have changed our lives for the better and we hope they will serve you in the same way. It used to be that you had to get on an airplane to India or Burma to access these teachings, but now we can come right to you!”
~ KD and Sharon
Praise for Krishna Das
“Krishna Das is an example of someone whose heartsongs open the channels to God.”
Praise for Sharon Salzberg
“Sharon Salzberg has offered a
gift of peace to the world”
About Krishna Das
Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das ” known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD ” has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category. To date, KD has released 15 well received albums, including Grammy nominated Live Ananda released January 2012. In 2014 the Kirtan Wallah Foundation was formed, this 501c3 is dedicated to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and spiritual teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, lovingly called Maharjji.
Learn more about Kirtan Wallah Foundation
About Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the US: The Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, MA. She has authored ten books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness,her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with over 80 episodes.
Learn more about Sharon Salzberg
Frequently Asked Questions
The course starts November 15, 2018 and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
Absolutely! We have arranged this course as a month long immersion but each lesson can be done at any place, you can skip, go back, repeat, as many times as you wish!