Kirtan College with David Newman ~ 10/9-10/11/20 | Awakening to the Heart

Kirtan College with David Newman ~ 10/9-10/11/20

Kirtan College 
A Weekend Chanting Immersion 

David Newman with Guitar

with David Newman "Durga Das”


Open your Heart with Song
Deepen your Understanding and Practice of Bhakti Yoga 


This in-depth course is designed to explore the many facets of Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga, ‘the path of love’. 

Kirtan College is an experiential immersion that offers the tools and means to deepen your practice of the rich devotional Kirtan chant tradition and guidance for embracing the gifts of Bhakti Yoga as a way of life. 

Kirtan College also supports those who are interested in cultivating the confidence and understanding to facilitate kirtan for others!

Kirtan College is open to everyone.        No prior musical experience required.


  • Dates: October 9-11, 2020
    Arrival:        4-6 pm on Friday
    Departure:  2 pm on Sunday

    Program Schedule

  • Tuition: $195 
     (Includes Full Program + 6 Meals)

  •  Lodging options: 
    Onsite: $55 for the weekend - Limited availability 
       Indoor Sleeping Areas +  Outdoor Spacious Tents, all with comfortable mattresses
       Preferences for sleeping quarters given on a “first-come, first-served basis” issued at time of registration.  
       Bathrooms and most sleeping areas will be shared. Please inquire about available space for couples. 

  • Attendees may arrange for their own lodging offsite 

  • Day students welcome
  • Questions?  Email us:    

Online Registration Only

Kirtan College with David Newman October 16-18, 2020



Please register early to reserve your spot for Kirtan College!

* Kirtan College with David Newman at Sandwich Mountain Sanctuary includes:

  •   Teachings & practices of the Bhakti Yoga tradition
  •   Storytelling of India’s ancient myths
  •   Sanskrit mantra pronunciation and translation
  •   Methodology for practicing and leading kirtan
  •   Musical guidance and support for creative chant composition
  •   Kirtan with Durga Das & friends on Saturday evening
  •   Optional Sanctuary activities for attendees
David Newman

David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, has released numerous acclaimed world music albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake on which he collaborated with members of Paul Simon’s band. In addition to his mastery of the ancient yogic mantra practice known as kirtan, David’s adventurous musicality, and poetic intimacy as a vocalist and songwriter, bring a unique and exhilarating musical experience to his devoted fan base around the world. 

Along with his musical gifts, David is also a celebrated teacher and guide for many on the spiritual path, and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book The Timebound Traveler. His message of peace and universal love also permeates his charitable endeavors, including The Stay Strong Project, producing music to benefit the environmental and humanitarian efforts of Global Green USA, and his partnership with The Call and Response Foundation, bringing mantra and healing music to institutions such as prisons, psychiatric centers and homeless shelters.

David’s strongest desire is to bring joy to others through his music, teachings and personal connections. He continues to express his passion and inspiration in creative and groundbreaking ways, and sees his life’s work simply as ‘spreading the love.’


I had never experienced kirtan and was overwhelmed with the depth of feeling evoked. David, Durga Das, created a beautifully safe and loving space, inclusive of everyone. David is a wonderful storyteller. Able to convey knowledge, the Indian myths and how they related to the essence of the human experience. — Trudy H.

The Kirtan College program is led with love and integrity, engaging students to be real and ready to express through chant, communication, and love in our own timing. — Alice S.

Kirtan College is a life-changing program that connects you completely to your heart. David Newman is a beacon of light inspiring love in all... — Dana K. 

Sandwich Mountain Sanctuary
24 West Meadow Road
Thornton, NH 03285


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