We want to extend our deep gratitude for all the donations to the Kirtan Wallah Foundation.
A note from Krishna Das ~
“Thank you to everybody who has donated to the Kirtan Wallah Foundation, which allows us to deepen our sharing of Neem Karoli Baba’s grace and blessings with people of all walks of life. Donations are like streams, flowing into the great river of compassion that carries us to the ocean of Love.”
This has been our first full calendar year of operation and exciting one! Our focus has remained making the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba more accessible for all. This manifests for us by creating ways of sharing Krishna Das’ work in new more accessible, more affordable ways.
We have been dedicated to not only making this content available, but also providing a substantial amount of it free of charge. Here are some of the projects you’ve supported this year:
Our first big undertaking was the free Chai’n’Chat with KD web series on YouTube. Members of the community sat down with KD over a cup of chai and asked him their questions. As is his way, KD opened up and shared from his deep well of insight and life experience. He covered topics such as Daily Practice, Spiritual Life & Service, Being Present, Real Love & Bearing Witness, Having an Open Heart, Drugs, Addiction & Depression, Unconditional Love, Being-ness, Fear & Doubt, Moments of Grace, and more! If you haven‘t seen them yet, check them out on KD’s Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/KrishnaDasMusic
Also on our Youtube is Ask KD. The brain child of Chai’n’Chat. It is a simple, casual way for people to write in with questions and then watch video of KD’s answers.
Making these teachings accessible is Kirtan Wallah Foundation’s mission, so in addition to free content on YouTube, we offer free gifts periodically. On krishnadas.com there is a brand new section dedicated to free gifts, where we highlight offerings made in the past, such as the Sundara Chalisa mp3, past Holiday Gifts, and more. We were so pleased to be able to offer a beautiful free end of year gift to our community this winter- a virtual retreat! Professionally filmed and recorded at Garrison Institute last summer, this virtual retreat features over 11 hours of workshops and kirtan.
Get your gift today at: https://krishnadasmusic.com/pages/e-library
(Create an account to access this gift, if you don’t already have a krishnadas.com account, and watch at your leisure, the videos will be there. Feel free to share it with friends!)
Our efforts have continued to live stream events whenever possible, through a myriad of ways. One of the most well-received has been through Facebook Live, where Krishna Das has a following of over 220,000 currently. As Facebook Live has been extremely successful so far, we’re now thinking about incorporating different social media platforms, such as Instagram, and their Instagram Live feature into our line of work. And if this helps us to get instagram followers in the process, then it will be worthwhile in the end. But this idea seems to be working in our favor, so long may it continue.
Because not everyone can attend a workshop with Krishna Das, due to financial constraints or because they live too far away, we’ve created a way to bring Krishna Das to them! Our Online Satsangs are a low cost, low commitment way of asking Krishna Das questions live and listening to his stories, insights, practical advice, book and teacher recommendations, and of course a little chanting. Once registered participants can view the session at a later date, if they can’t make it live. Hundreds of people have joined us from over 16 countries around the globe from Argentina to USA
These Online Satsangs just may carry the most potential for sharing teachings with people in a real and beneficial way.
Benefits & Donations
Your donations in 2016 have also allowed Krishna Das to participate in a number of benefit events and make donations to organizations doing inspiring work in line with Neem Karoli Baba’s teachings: “Love Everyone. Serve Everyone. Remember God.” We donated and helped raise funds for the following organizations:
Ganga Prem Hospice, Healing Buddha Foundation, Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery, Love Serve Remember Foundation, Maui Food Bank, Nalanda Institute, Neem Karoli Baba Ashram & Hanuman Temple Taos NM, Shedrub Fund, Ta Ra Institute, Tibetan Home of Hope, War Child, and Zen Peacemakers
It’s your generosity that has made ALL of this possible!
As we move into 2017, we will continue this work and spend time creating new ways to support our mission. We hope that through our efforts, the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba reach far and wide, and open the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
Kirtan Wallah Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charity, and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this donation.
Thank you again for your support.