David Newman

“David Newman is reminiscent of George Harrison, Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.” – LA Yoga Magazine
“David Newman/Durga Das is a star in the international sub genre of chant artist or mantric musician.” – NPR’s - All Things Considered

“At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint.”  – The Washington Post

David Newman is a best selling recording artist and author, sacred chant master, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, has released numerous CDs, and has toured steadily for many years to a devoted fan base worldwide. David’s most recent release Love is Awake reached #1 on the iTunes world music charts, and his book, The Timebound Traveler, is an Amazon #1 best seller. David has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in The Washington Post among many others. David lives with his family just outside of Philadelphia.


SELF LOVE, SELF INQUIRY, SELF LESS: Satsang with David Newman (Durga Das)
Join best-selling author, sacred musician and inspirational teacher, David Newman (Durga Das), for an informal gathering exploring the nature of being, unity, and love. David will offer insight and inspiration for nourishing one's inner longing for spiritual truth and for living with an open heart. The gathering will include wisdom sharings, music, discussion, and Q & A. All are welcome!

AWAKENING THROUGH LOVE: Workshop with David Newman (Durga Das)
Spiritual awakening is spreading like wildfire on the planet today, and many diverse paths and practices are responsible for supporting seekers in this ultimate quest. One such path is the Way of Love, or Bhakti, as it is known in the yogic tradition. Sacred musician, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher, David Newman (Durga Das), has made it a life's passion to illuminate the Path of Love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. In this workshop we will explore what it means to be spiritually ‘awake’, and how you can get there (here) through the practice of opening your heart and loving unconditionally as a way of life. David will offer practical guidance for accessing the wisdom of your heart through Kirtan (mantra chanting), Satsang (group reflection), Self Inquiry, and Meditation. The aim of this gathering is to reveal how opening to love, fearlessly and wholeheartedly, can lead to spiritual awakening, and fulfill your search for deeper meaning, greater happiness and even ultimate truth. All are welcome!

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