Shyamdas honored at Omega Ecstatic Chant 2014

Hari Om! Shyamdas was remembered and honored from the very opening of Omega Ecstatic Chant last night, as Omega co-founder and Shyamdas Foundation board member Stephan Rechtschaffen described Shyamdas’s creative role in this annual event. Stephan also described our Foundation’s mission, our tree project, and then showed the audience of several hundred chant enthusiasts an archival video of Shyamdas (see below), in which Shyamdas describes the interactive and spontaneous process of kirtan, and the auspicious locale of the Omega retreat center.

Stephan invokes Shyamdas while introducing Ecstatic Chant 2014 (photo by Giacobazzi Yanez)

Stephan invokes Shyamdas while introducing Ecstatic Chant 2014 (photo by Giacobazzi Yanez)

A large photo of a joyous Shyamdas (from one of his bhajan boat events) displayed prominently on the right side of the stage will invoke his presence and mood throughout the weekend.
Gaura Vani singing with joy on stage with his bhakti brother Shyamdas behind him (photo by Giacobazzi Yanez)

Gaura Vani singing with joy on stage with his bhakti brother Shyamdas behind him (photo by Giacobazzi Yanez)

The event organizers also integrated into the weekend program 4 sessions, held in the Ram Dass Library, in which Shyamdas’s friends and kirtan colleagues will speak about their experiences with him. Today we are excited to hear his close friends Deva Premal and Miten speak in the early afternoon. In the early evening, Foundation board members and friends Stephan Rechtschaffen and Sharon Gannon will relate their favorite Shyamdas stories. Tomorrow C.C. White, Adam Bauer and others will share their experiences with Shyamdas.


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