Wellspring at St. Martin's presents "God as Sound: An Introduction to Kirtan" as part of their "Listening Lessons" series. 


Join Mandala for our annual New Year's Eve Kirtan!  This haas become one of our very favorite events over the years.  Sing the new year in, pay tribute to departed loved ones, and be ready for some special surprises!



Publication Date: November 1, 2015

Title: The Dark Hills: Thoughts on Faith, Spirituality and Depression

The Rev. Scott Robinson, PhD.

Part memoir, part meditation, part guidepost,The Dark Hills is an insider account of depression from a spiritual perspective. Drawing on Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi and Judeo-Christian wisdom, Scott Robinson leads the reader on a journey by turns raw, lyrical, startling and funny.

With tender beauty, wry humor, and radical self-disclosure, Scott Robinson offers a seamless blend of Hindu wisdom and Christian insight to light our way through the darkest pockets of the human experience. --Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation

The Dark Hills is simply an overflowing cornucopia of mesmerizing ideas, glittering allusions, and rich spiritual musings.  I could not possibly recommend it too highly!”  --John Killinger, author of Outgrowing Church and If Christians Were Really Christian

[A] fabulous debut from a fine writer and compassionate and sensitive seeker. --Ted Richards, Director of the Chicago Wisdom Project and author of Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth

The Dark Hills is published by The Sacred Feet Publishing Imprint, $19.95, ISBN: 978-0-9915010-3-8.

Scott was pleased to provide music for a retreat at the Slate Branch Ashram in Somerset, KY on November 8-9.  The retreat, led by author John Killinger--Pulitzer nominee for "The Changing Shape of Our Salvation"--was on the theme of "Letting Go Gracefully."  Our fearless leader is always available for retreats, solo or with the rest of the crew!

Check out the Brightstar Events page for the upcoming kirtan at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine!


2014 marks the centennial of Sri Swami Satchidananda, and to celebrate, the folks at Yogaville are putting together a "Global Garland" of events worldwide. On Saturday, June 7, Mandala is pleased to be joining Krishna Das, Guru Ganesha, Phillip Glass and other luminaries for an INTERFAITH KIRTAN FOR WORLD PEACE.  The kirtan will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and begins at 7:00 pm.  You can order tickets here.

Come join Mandala on Saturday, April 27 at the Church of St. Martin in the Fields for  SPRING KIRTAN!  Come chant with us and special guests Alfred Goodrich on cello and didjeridoo, Hoagy Wing on percussion and Abbi Palmer on harp and djenbe as we prepare for our June 7 concert with Krishna Das!  Show starts at 7:00.  Freewill offering.

Mandala welcomes a new face for our Third Annual New Year's Eve Kirtan!

Mandala returns to St. Martin's Church in Chestnut Hill for our second New Year's Eve Interfaith Kirtan!  Chant in the new year in this beautiful space with devotional music from the world's great spiritual traditions! We will also be remembering our loved ones whom we have lost during the past year.  

All Hallows Interfaith Kirtan!

Join us FRIDAY, JULY 13 at the beautiful Spirit of Yoga studio in West Chester, PA, as we again lead an evening of interfaith devotional song.  With us this evening will be special guest Salim Nair, whose haunting bansuri (Indian flute) you may remember from our latest CD, Bhakti. 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and may be ordered at (610) 429-0920.  Hari Om; come chant with us!

Join Mandala in "Philadelphia's Coolest Listening Room," the PSALM Salon, for an evening of ecstatic devotional chant!  We'll be joined by Alfred Goodrich on cello and Avery Coffee and guitar for a big, six-player sound!


SATURDAY, MARCH 24 at 8:00 p.m.

For more information or to order tickets, visit http://www.psalmsalon.com/

We'll be offering a benefit kirtan for a wonderful non-profit called Children Building Bridges, on February 11 in West Chester, PA.  See the Calendar page for details, and come chant with us!

Join Mandala and other area musicians for an interfaith Winter Solstice celebration at Delaware Valley Friends School, 19 E. Central Ave., Paoli, PA at 7 pm! The celebration, hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Center for Spiritual Living, will include representatives of the many faith traditions that enrich the Philadelphia area.  The celebration starts at 7:00 at the Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli. Learn more here. Come chant with us!

Come join us at the beautiful Church of St. Martin in the Fields for an evening of multifaith devotional song! (We'll begin at 7:00, so those with parties to go to can still be in plenty of time.)  Admission is free. See our Calendar page for details.  Come chant with us!

Join Mandala at the Mountain View Yoga Studio in beautiful Woodstock, NY!



Saturday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m.

admission $15
call or e-mail for registration 679-0901 or mtviewstudio@gmail.com

Join us at Springboard Studio on Friday, October 28 for an evening of devotional chanting in celebration of the season!  A combination of harvest festival, All Souls remembrance (a little early,) Navaratri (a little late) and interfaith kirtan, this evening begins and ends early enough to be family-friendly, so bring the whole family!



SPRINGBOARD STUDIO, 530 Carpenter's Lane (Mt. Airy), Philadelphia

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Suggested donation:  $10

Mandala will lead an evening of interfaith kirtan at Pebble Hill Interfaith Church in Doylestown (www.pebblehillchurch.com) on Saturday evening, June 11. The chanting starts at 7:30. Admission is $10 in advance--available through the church website-- $15 at the door. Scott, Andi, and Brianne will be playing and singing, and we'll be welcoming back our old friend Aino on the clarinet! Come chant with us!
Join Mandala at the Springboard Yoga Studio in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia for a kirtan to benefit the resident Buddhist Sangha. Donate what you can. Sunday April 10 at 5:30, before the 7:00 meditation. http://www.springboardstudio.net/
Our latest CD, "Bhakti," has finally arrived! Our most ambitious project to date, "Bhakti" includes guest performers on bansuri (Indian bamboo flute,) surbahar (bass sitar,) doumbek and saz, plus the choral sounds of Chaverim. Most of the tracks on "Bhakti" (which means "devotion") are kirtans--the audience-participatory call-response singing we have come to love. Most often heard in yoga studios, kirtan is sometimes known as "yoga chant." While "Bhakti" may not be ready for ordering in time for the holidays, if you wish to give some as gifts, email us and we will make it happen! In the meantime, we will be getting the CD to our vendors as quickly as possible, and we'll keep you posted.

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