For Solstice this year, come celebrate this special practice of Kirtan with Danielle and Jon. Enjoy a magical night of devotional chanting centered around the opening and inspiring of your heart. They will lead you through a practice that includes their favorite chants for ecstatically recharging your soul’s batteries, luxuriously calming your mind, and reclaiming the tenderness of your heart.
No previous singing experience or skill is needed. Let the power of sound and vibration release you from your worldly concerns and physical discomforts. Bring a percussion instrument if you want.
In each chant you find that it contains a transformative power and healing energy. Through our voices, we join a stream of consciousness, emotion, and devotion that has been flowing for centuries, sharing the joy of making inspirational music together.
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Danielle Koppel has dedicated the majority of her life to the study of the performing, ne, and healing arts. Danielle is a classically trained stage actor, opera singer, and visual artist. She leads kirtan, a form of meditative devotional chanting. She focuses her yoga practice on the cultivation of creativity, vitality, and inspiration.
Jon Seskevich is a recording artist, who has chanted at Bhaktifest, lead chanting retreats at Southern Dharma Retreat Center, and lead kirtan and supported chant gatherings in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of NC for over 20 years . If you have been inspired by Ram Dass, Krishna Das, Stephen Levine, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Larry Brilliant, Daniel Goleman, Jai Uttal, Lama Surya Das, Mirabai Bush, you won’t want to miss this kirtan.
Love Everyone: The Transcendent Wisdom of Neem Karoli Baba Told Through the Stories of the Westerners Whose Lives He Transformed was compiled, edited, and written by Parvati Markus, and includes rare archival photos from those days.
Parvati traveled around the country interviewing over seventy of the Western devotees who had been in India with Maharajji, scanning their journals and gathering the stories that bear witness to this incredible journey that less than two hundred young Westerners took those many years ago.
These unique and out-of-the-ordinary tales are testimony to lives totally transformed by a man in a blanket in the foothills of the Himalayas. They describe Maharajji’s unconditional love and his uncanny knowledge of the most intimate details of our lives.
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Jon Seskevich RN, BSN, BA, CHTP is a certified stress management instructor and healing touch practitioner. Since 1987, this pioneer in holistic nursing has successfully integrated therapies that build resiliency at one of the world’s foremost medical centers in Durham, NC.
This popular speaker and winner of a Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina, Alumnus of the Year and Friends of Nursing awards, presents the science and art of healing: improving physical functioning and quality of life.
These insights come from a career of study, clinical practice and research in stress management. His hospital work has been assisting people to cope with major life changes. These include illness, loss and “waiting and not knowing.” This recording is shared from his heart in his well-loved, soothing, relaxing voice.
These are the 11 tracks.
1. Stress Comes from Change (9:07)
Jon shares about the nature of stress coming from change. Some thrive on stress, firefighters, military, first responders, others hate it, would rather have things stay more the same. Stress is inevitable and can cause wear and tear on people. Illness gives people stress, but stress can aggravate symptoms.
2. Nursing Career (10:04)
At age 23 in 1975 this man began working in hospitals and here shares his journey.
3. Mind-Body Approaches to Build Resiliency (9:01)
The most well researched of all the complementary therapies.
4. Psychological Support (4:22)
This can be the toughest “stress management” of all.
5. Managing Chronic Illness (3:36)
Many with chronic illnesses are told they need “to learn to live with it,” but are never told how. So frustrating. This track shares information to help!
6. Spiritual Approaches (3:18)
If either religion or spirituality is important to you, here are ways to bring your faith and beliefs into the healing experience.
7. Listening (4:06)
8. Stress Management Story (2:27)
A funny story, that makes a good point, everything is subject to change.
9. References (2:24)
If you would like to hear about the research and authors mentioned listen here for the books and journal names.
10. “Relaxation Breathing, Relaxation Response” Instructions (6:08)
Simple instructions on an effective meditative, relaxation technique.
11. “Relaxation Breathing, Relaxation Response” Practice (15:54) (don’t listen to this track while driving.) With use of conscious breathing, body relaxation and a short positive thought, you kindly and gently let go…
From Bindu to Ojas
A CD featuring Jon Seskevich and fiddle great AC Bushnell combining ancient sacred words in Sanskrit, Latin, and Tibetan chanted with old-time American Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes.
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All my CDs and tapes make great gifts for yourself as well as others. My music and stress management tracks are available on iTunes, Amazon and on my website.
After learning about chanting from Krishna Das, Robert s, Jai Uttal and others, I led a group that gathered monthly for twenty years sharing chants of many spiritual, religious, and faith traditions. One weekend thirty of us recorded wonderful sessions in the Nelson Music Room at Duke University and this special CD was produced. Live From the Heart is a celebration of grace, thankfulness, vocal beauty, and musical talent, with a touch of good luck in this live recording of world music.
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Stress Management CD is valuable and effective information to lower stress including two guided relaxation exercises.
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