It was a great weekend with friends old and new in Joshua Tree, CA. We met at the Integratron for a ‘sound bath’, which must be experienced to be appreciated. We were thrilled to be joined by Krishna Das along with his manager and band member Nina Rao. I could tell he was a real holy man when he swapped Cherrios recipes with film and TV director Michael Schultz. We had a great time getting to know each other a bit before immersing ourselves in the upper chamber of the Integratron where Joanne Karl expertly performed on the array of crystal bowls. It was hypnotic, healing, and moving.
The next day we went to a concert at the Bhaktifest, a yearly festival of Yoga, music, and many things ‘New Age’. We were there to hear Krishna Das, who is as many of you know perhaps the preeminent devotional chant master now performing. Here is a taste of his life’s work:
KD in action – click for video
We wrapped up our desert trip with an excursion through the Joshua Tree Nat. Monument. Joining us were Vipal, Sajel, and Ishan Shaw, new friends that feel like family. Regarding the park – it is other worldly – an amazing place full of rock formations, open desert with the famous Joshua trees, and wild life including desert tortoise. This one was crossing the road right in front of our car.