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Chanting & Kirtan with the Wild Moon Bhaktas at the St. Paul Yoga Center

The Wild Moon Bhaktas brought their collection of sacred music,  chants, kirtan and Sufi poetry to the St. Paul Yoga Center in February and March of 2017.  This is one of the finest – and longest running –  yoga centers in the upper Midwest.  We are happy to play there! Outside in the Minnesota winter […]

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Looking back on 2016

Thanks to all who made 2016 another delicious year for the Wild Moon Bhaktas. We are grateful to the owners and leaders of the centers and churches who welcomed our music, and to the yogis, sufis, mystics and seekers of all persuasions who joined us, chanted with us, made music with us and invoked the […]

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Great Mother Chant, May 14

The Wild Moon Bhaktas and Kirtan Path led the chanting and music for the Second Annual Great Mother Chant at the St Paul Yoga Center, May 14, 2016. It was a memorable event: three hours of chants to the Great Mother! Om Shakti Ma! A third of the proceeds were donated to the World Wildlife […]

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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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