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Bhagavan Das (born Kermit Michael Riggs in Laguna Beach, California on May 17, 1945) is a Bhakti Yogi, Shakta Tantra adept, and traveling teacher of Nada Yoga. As a young man he was the first Western initiate/devotee of the late Hindu saint Neem Karoli Baba, as well as the first American to meet Kalu Rinpoche of the Shangpa Kargyupas lineage. He has received Vajra Yogini initiation from His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje of the Karma Kagyu lineage and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the 11th Trungpa Tulku. During the almost seven years he spent years as a wandering ascetic in India and Nepal he received numerous intiations and teachings from living saints and sages including Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirtha, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Anandamoyi Ma, and Tarthang Tulku of the Dudjom Rinpoche lineage.
Bhagavan Das is perhaps most widely known for being the individual who guided renowned spiritual teacher Ram Dass, also known as Dr. Richard Alpert, throughout India, eventually introducing him to his guru. As a young man Bhagavan Das shot to fame in the west after being featured in Ram Dass’ spiritual classic Be Here Now. Now, at age over 60, he travels widely throughout the world as an ecstatic performer of traditional and non-traditional Indian bhajans and kirtans, and is the author of an autobiography, It’s Here Now (Are You?)
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  • thakursanju143

    awesome <3

    16 Jul 8:20am Reply
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  • zumbiuri

    where can i download the albums? someone help me please

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • greenriverkilla

    Just came across this guy. Very amazing stuff.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • BOOMshakarakar

    enjoing every song!! very beautiful indeed

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jokerlass

    this is great music! loving it

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • sl8221958

    Fun stuff. Got here thru listening to Deva Premal. Her new DVD is so amazing. Love the cgi that creates the living mandalas.

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
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  • ticthak

    Actually I had to check, it's called "Govinda" on the album, orchestrated and has George Harrison in there, not the same intimacy of Bhagavan das's bhajans, but certainly as efficacious for smashing through material attachment to open your heart to bhakti.

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ticthak

    Ever since I heard him in 1971(?72?)I have always been transported by his bhajans, before I ever even surrendered to the necessity of grabbing hold of the Holy Name as the only worthwhile pursuit. BOL, BOL, HARI BOL! Always as deeply affecting as the first time I heard the Radha-Krishna Temple album Sri Brahmastakam in 1969, of which I had no understanding, but certainly struck me like a bolt of lightning at 15 late at night after a hard day at high school and work afterwards.

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Akana_

    Amazing musician

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • SilvioNaddeo

    thank you for this great feeling!!!!!!!!

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • carlos_abler

    Anybody know a good source to get the lyrics for these amazing songs? Lot's of bogus promises out there in Google land.

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
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  • OneUmmah

    Pure Bliss

    22 Feb 2010 Reply
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  • duncanjs

    Hari bol. Would you like to have a listen to my Krishna acoustic and Radaharani albums.

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Srotogus

    Истекаю светом

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
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