What is remarkable about any event with Kailash is the unique combination of devotional purity, enchanting music, captivating storytelling, insightful instruction, and inspiring leadership. He shares from a rich storehouse of wisdom and beauty that has its source in a diverse spiritual lineage, deep inquiry into the human sciences, a sensitivity to how we learn, and an ability to cultivate growth beyond our ordinary limits.
is available to lead devotional chanting events or perform a sacred
music concerts, and to deliver insightful and inspirational presentations
on a wide variety of topics (see below) to your faith community,
college, youth group, business association, corporation, non-profit
group, retreat, conference, or other event.
Kailash is also available to provide invocations (and other meaningful interactive rituals) suitable for any occasion or event. Invocations may be drawn from any established tradition or fashioned to order, and may be of any duration or level of complexity.
Kailash will help you to awaken a profound sense of the Sacred, foster a direct experience of the Divine Presence, and strengthen the bond among the participants in your gathering, meeting, ceremony, or corporate function. As a result, you and your event will be empowered with a superior sense of expectation, purpose, collaboration, and success. Please contact Kailash to discuss how best to achieve your vision.
Inquiries regarding private instruction in devotional chanting, formal worship, personal/spiritual development, and relationship success are also welcome.
If you are interested in securing Kailash's services,
including schedling events, please send an email to: Mgmt@OmKailash.com
Seminars & Workshops
Workshops may be modified
for content and length in accordance with the needs of the host
and participants. Kailash would be pleased to collaborate with you
in creating the very educational and inspirational experience that
will support your community in your specific goals for transcendence.
Following Sound into Silence: An Intensive Devotional Chanting Experience
Our greatest good and highest happiness is to be cultivated
by passionately reminding ourselves of the Supreme--by whatever Name this
Ultimate One may be known. In devotional chanting we arrange to have our
minds and hearts preoccupied by Perfection. By the alchemy of association,
we become more and more like the One to Whom we devote our thoughts and
In a unique seminar, Kailash makes this method for freedom and joy both easy to understand and use throughout a lifetime of personal growth. We will delve deeply into the practice of chanting mantras ("mind-protectors") from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, learning how to support ourselves in a proven method for dissolving our cares, limitations, and fears by remembering the Divine in concentrated devotional activity. We will also learn how to apply particular mantras in the pursuit of specific goals and benefits.
Presented in several sessions over two to five days.
Taking Control of Who You Are
Our personalities (values, tastes, motives, habits, beliefs)
are built in and through all the interactions we’ve had with
others (whether interpersonal or mediated). Realizing this opens
us to the possibility of transformation through selecting relationships
that will expose us to the influences we want in our lives--and
eliminating (or at least mitigating) our exposure to those influences
that distract us and undermine our quality of life.
“Who am I?” is not a question yielding a fixed, settled answer, but an opportunity to reflect on who we’ve been, and to project a version of ourselves that we truly admire. We owe it to ourselves and our world (i.e., those with whom we are connected in a vast network of relations) to participate mindfully in our relationships (and media consumption) in order to become the sort of persons we aspire to be.
Our discussion will be punctuated with exercises disclosing who and what in our past has shaped us, as well as clarifying our futures-of-choice while empowering us to achieve them.
Presented in a single 4-hour session.
Love Alchemy: Learn to Love Yourself Happy and Healthy
Our well-being, and the quality of our impact upon the world, have
everything to do with what we habitually think about and care for.
Our lives are shaped by what we concentrate on, and we tend to become
what we love. Sometimes we get attached to people, ideas, and causes
that are unworthy of us, and they seem to drag us down. At other
times our love gets diluted by all the many things that require
our care, and we find ourselves spread too thin.
In the practice of devotion for our Highest Ideals, we train ourselves to love in so intense and focused a manner that we are healed, uplifted, and energized to love more powerfully than even before. And this benefits us in every area of our lives--from our bodies, to our emotions, mental powers, and relationships.
We're going to explore how to create, deepen, and sustain a life-enhancing practice of devotion. We'll examine what naturally attracts us, and use what we learn about ourselves in exercises designed to inflame and channel our passions in the direction of our Ultimate Beloved. Kailash will guide us in chanting, visualization, and the use of sacred ritual that will give us energy and direction for our personal practice of worshipping the Supreme.
Presented in a single 4-hour session.
Your voice is the ‘steering wheel’ of your mind and heart; your thoughts and feelings go where you send them with your speech. You may have been exposed to chanting and other spiritual practices involving voice, but may feel too self-conscious about your voice to practice them on your own--let alone sing in public. In this workshop you will learn to harness this most important human resource, your power to make meaningful sound, in the service of your health and growth. You will exercise your powers of voice and hearing, dissolve your inhibitions, and prepare yourself for a lifetime of vocal play, unfettered openness, and ever-increasing union with your Divine Source.
Presented in a single 4-hour session.
Romance: Realizing God/dess with Your Intimate Partner
Regardless of the name or form of the Divine you honor, saints and sages in all wisdom traditions recognize that God is Love. Your capacity for love—both as lover and beloved—is a function of your transparency to the Radiant Care that you essentially are. In this workshop you will learn how to relate to your intimate partner as the Supreme object of your affection, and how to receive their devotion in turn. Simultaneously you will accelerate your spiritual progress, dissolve your self-centeredness, expand the reach of your compassion, and support yourself in bliss. This workshop includes candid discussion of intimacy, ritual demonstration, and devotional chanting as features of the learning experience.
Presented in a single 4-hour session.
Using the Power of Imagination to Bring About Real Change in Your Life
Drawing upon an ancient spiritual method for personal transformation, this workshop provides training in harnessing your innate capacity for fantasy in service of your spiritual growth. Every time you daydream, you're exercising your ability to imagine a different world--and a different you. This workshop will empower you to put that ability to work, helping you to become who you want to be. The practice of Deity Yoga involves visualizing, relating to, and ultimately identifying with representations of the Divine during formal devotional practice. Through Attention and Affection you move from relating to an inspiring Image of the Divine "out there," to internalizing the qualities of your Ideal as features of yourself.
Presented in several sessions across three days.
Asana, Nada, & Bhakti Yoga Combined
This special event combines three distinct, yet mutually reinforcing, Yogas ("methods for achieving Union"): Asana (Posture), Nada (Sound), and Bhakti (Devotion). During the first half of our time
together, participants are welcome to join [name of asana instructor] in
guided Asana practice (or to simply relax) while Kailash chants sacred Sanskrit
mantras in the background. In the second half, Kailash will lead us in kirtan--call
& response style chanting--as well as offering inspiring instruction
and storytelling to enrich the devotional experience.
Presented in a single three-hour session.
Special Chant-related Events
Each of these programs are designed to be presented in a single, two-hour segment.
Kids Kirtan with Kailash: A Vocal Yoga for Young People...and
other human beings-in-training. Long ago, in far-away lands, people discovered that their minds
and hearts followed where their voices sent them. They learned
that by chanting the names and singing the praises of the highest
beings they could imagine, their lives were made happier, and
their fears simply dissolved. In this celebration of sacred
song, we will chant mantras ("mind-protectors")
from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, and give ourselves
a chance to forget our cares and our limitations while remembering
the Supreme. By telling the ancient stories of Gods and Goddesses,
and leading everyone in shared vocal play, Kailash makes this
method for freedom and joy both easy to understand and use on
Celebrating the Goddess. Get better acquainted with your Divine Mother: the Source of life,
the Substance of every object, She who assumes all forms. We'll
worship the Sacred Feminine in Her many phases and moods. We'll
chant Her mantras and make offerings to an array of Mother-forms,
from Her nurturing to Her fierce aspects (Bhavani, Green Tara, Durga,
Kali, Shree Devi, Vajrayogini). This is a unique opportunity for
inspiration, learning, and deep feeling. Focusing our minds and
hearts on the Goddess equips us to recognize Her in and through
all of Her myriad disguises (even Her horrifying masks), to receive
Her selfless Care, and to become a conduit for manifesting Her quality
of transcendent, indescriminate Love.
Remembering the Divine Father. Identify with that deepest part of yourself which is always awake,
always aware, calmly observing and lovingly allowing everything
that is happening. This is the Luminous Awareness and Care that
is your essential nature. Together we will chant mantras extolling
the Names of God from the Hindu andBuddhist traditions, and ride
the waves of our own united voices to the inner shore of bliss.
We'll make offerings to the Sacred Masculine in several of His guises
(Ganesha, Shiva, Rama, Hanuman, Krishna, Vajrasattva, Medicine Buddha,
Padmasambhava, Avalokiteshvara, and Saturn). Discover your inner
identity with the Supreme "I" that is looking out through
all eyes everywhere, the All-Father.
Realizing Oneness: Mantras and Meditations for Uniting
with the Supreme. Everywhere in the universe, there's a force operating behind the
scenes: the impulse toward Union. This force drives all sorts of
happenings, from the most basic (like eating and reproducing) to
the sublime (such as friendship, love, and spiritual growth). Within
the tantric traditions of both Hinduism and Buddhism, this Ultimate
Oneness is depicted using the imagery of the Divine Couple: Shiva
& Shakti, Rama & Sita, Krishna & Radha, Samantabhadra
& Samantabhadri. These divine pairings show the promise of reconciling
all opposites and healing every conflict. We'll enchant ourselves
with mantras celebrating Divine Union. They help us release our
tensions, let go of our bitterness, resolve our disputes, and center
our fragmented minds and hearts in the Supreme.
Healing Chants with Kailash: Use Your Voice to Renew Your Body, Mind, and
World. Devotional chanting provides us with a proven means to align ourselves with
that innate intelligence that maintains the health and wholeness of all
living things. Many mantras ("mind-protectors") are conspicuously
therapeutic, but all are restorative in their effects upon those who employ
them with sincerity. Bringing peace to our over-crowded minds and softening
our hardened hearts, devotional chanting fosters our well-being while promoting
our evolution. Being the recipient of this therapeutic energy readies us
for our role as healers in our own right.
Sustained Devotional Chanting. Kailash will lead us in extended chanting, holding our minds and hearts to a given mantra beyond the period typically observed in kirtans. Persevering in communal chant beyond the threshold of boredom, irritation, and self-consciousness opens practitioners to a depth of devotion and transformation rarely experienced otherwise. There is special "nectar" to be found in mantra-work that lies at the far side of the usual limits of our endurance. This practice exposes and disrupts ordinary "chatty" mind, affording us an opportunity to immerse our total bodymind in mantra, while extending the boundaries of our patience and compassion