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Kirtan Aid: Refugee Rescue Deluxe Edition

Kirtan Aid: Rescue Refugees Deluxe Edition is a result of the incredible outpouring of love and support from sacred chant artists around the world who wanted to get involved with the Sat Nam Foundation’s projects to help refugees flooding into Greece from war torn areas. Over 1 million people have sought refuge on the shores of Europe, desperate to flee war and start a better life for their families. It is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time and sacred chant artists from the USA, Mexico and Europe have all stepped forward to be a part of this ground-breaking album.

Kirtan Aid brings together sacred chant musicians and Spirit Voyage Artists who have donated their music to create a better future for us all by supporting our global family during times of disaster and need. Many people fleeing the conflict in Syria don’t make it to shore because of overcrowded boats and bad weather. Drownings are very common. Lifeguards make all the difference in getting people to shore. The funds from this Kirtan Aid album will be sending a highly trained search and rescue lifeguard who can save the lives of people who don’t make it safely to shore. Our Deluxe Edition will allow us to expand our operations in Greece to meet the greatest area of need. Help us now! Together we can save lives and make a difference.

To make a donation of any amount directly to the Sat Nam Foundation and read more about the work that Kirtan Aid supports, go to www.satnamfoundation.org.

Many thanks to the independent artists and record labels who have made this album possible by donating their music. Special thanks to Spirit Voyage (www.spiritvoyage.com), Sat Nam Versand (www.satnam.eu) and Malimba Records (www.malimba.com).


1 Carry Me Snatam Kaur
2 Ocean of My Dreams Mirabai Ceiba
3 Awakened David Newman
4 Peace Ajeet Kaur
5 Like a Calm Lake Gurunam Singh
6 Deep Blue Sea Snatam Kaur
7 Ardas Bhaee Jai-Jagdeesh
8 Rakhe Rakhanhar White Sun
9 Peace on this Land Dharampal Kaur
10 Gobinday Mukunday Tera Naam
11 Ek Ong Kar Tina Malia
12 With You Now (I Am Thine) Charanpal Kaur
13 We All Want Love (Ra Ma Da Sa) Bachan
14 Sat Narayan Ram Dass Khalsa
15 Ik Ardas (One Prayer) Pritpal Singh Khalsa
16 Chant to Yamaya Heather Houston
17 Propechy Luna Ray
18 I’ll Be Fine (Guru Ram Das) Harnam
19 Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad Gurudass Kaur
20 Ishq Allah Sudha
21 Long Time Sun Heather Waxman
22 Let That Water Wash Over Me     Peia

Sat Nam Foundation’s Dormitory Complete!

ramanasdormitory3Our brand new dormitory built entirely through Sat Nam Foundation funding is finally complete at Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home in Rishikesh, India.  Many young children will finally have a clean, warm and safe place to live, learn and attend school.  We are so proud of everyone who contributed, especially our Seva Retreat volunteers who helped to clear the rocks to lay the foundation for this project and the musicians who donated to our album “Kirtan Aid: Orphans of Rishikesh”!

We continue to accept donations on behalf of the children at Ramana’s Garden to further their care and education!



Some shots of the children enjoying their new home…



And our volunteers removing the stones for the foundation!

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Nepal Earthquake Relief

Nepal is one of the homelands of the yogic tradition, and its time to take care of the people whose culture has so richly nourished ours. The Sat Nam Foundation is funding groups on the ground bringing supplies and support to the hardest hit areas of Nepal.

We are working with our friends at Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home, the site of our last Seva project, who are organizing tents and supplies to be hiked in to some of the most remote regions where aid isn’t already getting in.

We are also working with The Divine Shakti Foundation, headed by leaders of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, who are organizing large truckloads to take desperately needed aid into Nepal.

They are sending food, tents, lanterns, blankets, clothing, insect repellent and medical supplies.  Lives are being saved with each  delivery.

It is people like us who must step up now and serve.  We can help prevent the second wave of disasters…the aftermath of the earthquake brings disease, poverty, and violence.

We have already raised over $37,000 for people in Nepal.  Help us change more lives by giving to our Nepal Relief fund today!


The Origin of Kirtan Aid

Kirtan Aid began with a simple email to employees at Spirit Voyage.  Hurricane Sandy was raging up the US East coast. A member of our warehouse team emailed everyone and said, “Why can’t we do something to help?”  And I couldn’t think of a single reason we couldn’t.  I called Karan Khalsa, CEO of Spirit Voyage and future Founder of Sat Nam Foundation, and got approval for the project.  In my work as Director of Marketing for Spirit Voyage at the time, I had gotten to know many artists and musicians in the kirtan world.  I called on everyone and asked for a simple favor…”Can we sell your music to raise money to help people rebuild their lives?”  YES!  We heard from artists one after another.  Very quickly we pulled the contracts together, a cover was created and we launched Kirtan Aid: Chants for Hurricane Sandy which raised thousands of dollars to Hurricane Sandy relief.  When it was all said and done, we were amazed at what the yoga and chant community had come together to do.  We asked ourselves the question again “Why can’t we do something to help?” and Karan Khalsa began the process of establishing the Sat Nam Foundation to answer that question again.

There have been several Kirtan Aid albums now. Over $100,000 has been raised to help people in times of trouble and situations of need.  The yoga and chant community continues to amaze us with their support and energy.

I’ll never forget that it all came from one question…”Why can’t we do something to help?”  The answer is always “We can!”  Let’s get to it…