Bhakti and the Medicine of Mantra
Join Jaya Lakshmi as she discusses the power of mantra and kirtan in the context of personal practice and performance. In this interview Jaya Lakshmi shares some of her challenges in staying true to her dharmic path of offering the medicine of mantra to the world.
About Jaya Lakshmi
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists and yoga teachers in the genre of mantra music. They offer kirtan, healing mantra music and Kirtronica (kirtan and electronica fusion). In their 6+ years together, they have released 8 albums on Sounds True, Spirit Voyage and independently. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats. Jaya Lakshmi’s largest influence in the realms of mantra, kirtan and bhakti came from her connection with the Guadiya Vaishnavs, otherwise known as the Hare Krishna’s. She was initiated in 1992 by Srila Govinda Maharaj and lived on and off in ashrams and likeminded communities for years afterwards. Jaya Lakshmi began sharing her beautiful kirtans in 1992. jayalakshmiandananda.com