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Wild Moon Bhaktas at First Unitarian Society

The band continues our monthly program at First Unitarian Society, in Minneapolis. Last Saturday of the month. Chanting, kirtan, spiritual music and more. Music is good for the soul. Chanting is equally good for the soul. Being together with spiritually- minded people and raising our voices up is even better! No experience necessary. Join us! […]

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Wild Moon Bhaktas

“The Wild Moon Bhaktas are a spiritual/musical force to be reckoned with! Live, and on their debut CD, From the Ganges to the Mississippi, they share a passionate and exuberant call to the Divine. Virtuoso guitar, accordion and tabla playing give rise to gorgeous musical landscapes. Sinewy violin lines weave around gospel infused masculine voices, […]

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Bhakti Beat

“The Wild Moon Bhaktas, a great midwestern bhakti band you should get to know. Love this.”

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Rumi Celebration

Thanks to the nearly 70 people who packed the Center for Performing Arts Chapel who helped make our seventeenth annual Rumi Night another success. Many thanks to the individuals who strode to the microphone and shared their illuminating, heart-breaking, and hysterical Rumi poems. Thanks also to Jack Norton for videotaping the event and shooting this […]

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Seventeenth Annual Rumi Celebration

Sunday, December 13 at the Center for Performing Arts in Minneapolis, 7:30-9:30. Our seventeenth annual evening of music, chanting, Sufi poetry and sacred dance in honor of Sufism’s greatest poet, Rumi.

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Wild Moon Bhaktas at Spirit United Church

Sunday, November 8, 2015 Spirit United Church is a welcoming and open-minded congregation in Minneapolis who invited the Wild Moon Bhaktas to lead their service We led a couple of chants and then told the story of Tibet’s great yogi, Milarepa, a moving tale about the power of perseverance and practice on the spiritual path. […]

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A poem by Rumi: The Clear Bead at the Center

“The Clear Bead at the Center changes everything There are no edges to my loving now. I’ve heard it said, there’s a window that opens from one mind to another. But if there is no wall there is no window, And if there is no window, there is no need for a latch There are […]

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Wild Moon Bhaktas at River Garden Yoga Center, St. Paul

We are happy to be bringing our music to River Garden Yoga. Lots of friends, yogis, various seekers and new faces were there. Our guest percussionist Will Kemperman joined us, and he took these two photos, of the band and Christine. Here is a photo of him, too. River Garden is located in an old, […]

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St. Valentine’s with the Wild Moon Bhaktas

An evening of chanting, Sufi love poetry and music. The poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, and Kabir reveal cosmic expressions of love that both expand the heart and boggle the rational mind. Check out the flyerBigRiverValentinesFLyerFeb2015PDF

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New Year’s Kirtan 2014

A spirited night – New Year’s Kirtan with the Wild Moon Bhaktas – pictured here, and Blue Spirit Wheel from Atlanta and the Twin Cities’ own Kirtan Path, with the Sons of Shiva providing some late night chanting. A wonderfully attended event. Outside, it was cold. Inside, dancing, and singing to the Great Spirit! Thanks […]

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