The Living/Dying Project offers conscious and compassionate spiritual support for people with life-threatening illness and for those who care for them. We also present and facilitate an integrative spiritual path that leads to healing at the edge.
Food For Life
Tibetan Home of Hope
Love, Serve, Remember
A Foundation to further the teachings of Ram Dass
The most neglected field of cancer concern in Northern India is hospice. Many people cannot afford medications or home nursing and may spend their final months in considerable pain and emotional distress. Ganga Prem Hospice is the inspiration of Dr. A.K. Dewan (Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, New Delhi) who, after a lifetime of work in clinical oncology, has dedicated himself to meeting the dire need for charitable end-of-life care. The hospice will be a 50-bed facility located near the town of Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas. Please consider making a donation to this invaluable project. Donations are tax deductible for both US and Indian citizens.
Home for Destitute Children in Rishikesh. Ramana’s Garden provides housing, food, education, and medical care for the neediest of children.
For information and to help visit www.friendsramanasgarden.org.
a virtual agency in San Francisco for HIV+ People and their friends of all kinds + real HIV/AIDS information and referral
Conversations in Time
Essays, Stories, and Comments by Someone Living With A Mood Disorder and HIV
Baba’s Yard Baba’s Yard organizes volunteers of all beliefs in the universal spirit of selfless service to humanity and our planet. Baba Neem Karoli Satsang, a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit church corporation, has been a vehicle for founding a number of food bank programs
Sahayog Foundation, a U.S. based non-profit, charitable organization established to provide support for the educational and health needs of rural poor in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Oscar-winning documentary ‘Born into Brothels‘ – music composed by John McDowell with tracks by Krishna Das. For information about the film and the children it supports visit www.kids-with-cameras.org.
Current teachings, video and audio archives of Ram Dass
Sharon Salzberg: One of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.www.sharonsalzberg.com
Barbara Voinar – Hatha Yoga – Berkeley, CA
Bernie Glassman – Zen Peacemakers
From Krishna Das – in reference to the Bearing Witness Retreat in Auschwitz which he took in October 2011 with Roshi Bernie Glassman:
I am posting this blog by one of my fellow retreatants at Auschwitz, for those of you who want to get a little taste of what it was like to be in the camps and see it with our own eyes. Those photos and text are a small snapshot of a vast picture. This picture of human’s cruelty to human is too big to be seen with the physical eyes. It had to be seen with the eyes of the heart… and the heart must expand to become as wide as the world to encompass it. I would see the sun in the sky … setting over the camp and lighting up the birch trees with golden radiance and I would cry out in despair and rage: “How can you rise over this fucking place!!!” But of course, the sun does rise over all of it … over the good and the bad; over the high and low; over the rich and poor; over the sick and the healthy; over murderers and Saints. And so we have to find a way to be with it all without looking away, without judging, without condemning the perpetrators or ourselves. To BEAR WITNESS is NOT to condone or make excuses; it is not to turn our eyes away and pretend that we are more holy and good and could never be like that. If we look in our own hearts we can see that we all have the capacity for ultimate goodness and ultimate hurtfulness. Everyday we make choices to live and act somewhere between these two extremes. May our choices and the choices of all our brothers and sisters bring them true happiness and may we all be led from falsehood to truth, from the unreal to the Real, from darkness to Light, from death to Immortality. Om peace, peace, peace.
We are so fortunate to have wonderful photographers taking photos of KD. You will see their beautiful captures throughout our website. We have listed their names below, with much gratitude for these souvenirs of our yatra.
portable harmonium of great tone and quality.
The Poetry of Yoga, Volume 1, featuring writing by Krishna Das and many, many other inspirational teachers, is now available in paperback at and as an e-book. Sales benefit the nonprofit One Common Unity, which brings peace education through the arts to inner-city children in Washington, DC. Learn more about this project from the YouTube video.
Created by Daniel Tucker he and his site are a great resource for kirtan instrument, instruction, songbooks, videos and more…
Bhakti Ware Yoga Clothing
Bhakti inspired yoga apparel for men & women. Divine Designs ~ Wearable Art!
Dave Schneider is the guy who fixes and maintains KD’s harmoniums. He is a fantastic craftsman. If you need your harmonium repaired or have questions about what to do with a harmonium that is not working well, get in touch him.
Harmoniums, tablas and other instruments from Keshav Music Imports
If you need Holy books when you’re in India see Narendra at Piccadilly Book Stall at shop #64, Shankar Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global leader in Acai products.
Book ‘Yoga of Kirtan‘ by Steven Rosen containing in-depth interviews with various western kirtan artists