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Dada Veda is a yoga monk, meditation instructor, singer-songwriter and social activist all rolled up in one orange robe. This is his official website and it contains  music, articles and books on meditation and spirituality, as well as news about workshops, lectures and related activities.


Dada fuses the wisdom of yoga with the rhythms of folk, rock and country music. He has released four CDs in the past 12 years and more are on the way. You can listen to full songs, download songs or purchase physical CDs on the music page.

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Dada's Memoir

From Brooklyn to Benares and Back is a recently published memoir. Dada chronicles his life's journey on the spiritual path, beginning with his birth in Brooklyn and on through his travels around the world.

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Feed Your Mind

For the past forty years Dada has been a spiritual teacher. Over this period he has written scores of instructive articles. Most of them have been gathered on this site. Feed your mind with these articles.

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Eight Limbs of Yoga

Music With a Message

From the Blog

The immorality of the Health Insurance Industry

By Dada Vedaprajinananda

My late friend, Dada Pranakrsnananda, used to wear a vest which proclaimed “People who profit from the sufferings of others are prana with vestimmoral.”  It was a bright orange and white vest which he wore over his orange monk’s uniform.  When he had the vest made, he wanted to go to Wall Street to show what he thought of Casino Capitalism.  He indeed went to Wall Street and also joined the Occupy Wall Street movement which erupted shortly after he began wearing his vest.

If he were still with us, I am sure that my friend and colleague would be wearing his vest today in front of the offices of the companies which sell health insurance because these companies along with the big pharmaceutical firms and private hospitals are earning fortunes out of the health needs and sufferings of the US population. Continue reading “The immorality of the Health Insurance Industry” »