As I listen now to a Govinda (Krishna) chant, I’d like all of you to relax and melt into whatever chant you choose to chant with. The whole body loosens up and expands when chanting. As Maa has written, we are chanting to God within ourselves, to that high vibration, light, Source of Life that is our essence to be revealed to us. Whatever name we chant is the name of that divine quality we have within ourselves that is activated by the chant, by our chanting, that energy that is always there for us to enliven and energize.

The chant can be Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist … no matter the faith or tradition … it can be in English, Sanskrit, other languages. Chanting is about not thinking, letting go of all that stops us from realizing ourselves, focusing on the words and vibrations that bring us back to ourselves. We can’t think when we chant, as Maa says, and the work of transformation takes place more easily. We are in our hearts when we give ourselves to the chant, open and accessible to the new energies, the Grace of the Masters, the embrace of our very own souls.

Here is a partial list of chants we have chanted as a community, useful “inside tips” for taking action to go within through chanting. “In-Joy”.

SELECTED CHANTS

 The format of the list as is follows:

  • Name of Artist
    • Name of Album(s) (if known)
      • Highlighted songs on the album
  • Art of Living
    • Om Namah Shivaya (slow)
  • Bhagavan Das
    • Now
    • Timeless Sounds
  • Dave Stringer
    • Japa
  • Deva Premal
    • Dakshina
    • Om Shanti
    • East and West
  • Falguni Pathak
    • Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murari
    • Radhe Radhe Radhe Shyam (Dhun)
  • Guru Ganesha Singh
    • Joy is Now
  • Hariharan
    • Divine Chants of Krishna
      • Govinda Jaya Jaya
      • Shri Ram Jaya Rama
  • Jagit Singh
    • Anandamayi
    • Om Shivay Hari Om Shivay
    • Sai Dhun and Sai Bhajan
  • Jai Uttal
    • Nectar
    • Kirtan
  • Krishna Das
    • Breath of the Heart
    • Live on Earth
    • Door of Faith
    • Pilgrim Heart
    • One Track Heart
  • Ragani
    • Gan Gan Ganapati
  • Robert Gass
    • Om Namah Shivaya
    • Alleluia/Kyrie
    • From the Goddess
    • Medicine Wheel
    • Hara, Hara
    • Kirtana
  • Sai Baba
    • Embodiment of Love 1 & 2
  • H.H. Sai Maa
    • Shma Yisrael (Hear O’ Israel)
  • Shirdibhai
    • Dancing in the Light
      • Nithyananda Mayi Ma
  • Snatam Kaur
    • Anand- Bliss
    • Live in Concert
    • Celebrate Peace
    • Prem
    • Shanti
      • Guru Ram Das
    • Grace
      • Ong Namo Guru Dev
  • Sri Rama
    • Nataraja
    • Ganesha Sharanam
  • Sruti Ram
    • Durga Jai Jai Maa
  • Swagatam Krishna
    • Shashika Mooruth (Sacidevi Dasi)
      • Mahamantra
  • Wah!
    • Savasana
  • Yogi Hari
    • Om Namah Shivaya
    • Hara Hara Mahadev

Some questions to ask yourselves about chanting:

  • What are my favorite chants?
  • What do I experience during chanting, what are the after-effects?
  • How and when can I spend more time chanting each week?
  • Can I chant with someone else, or form a chanting group?
  • When will I go to a music store to check out more chants?
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