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.
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.
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.
In my memoir From Brooklyn to Benares and Back, I wrote about a bus ride that I took in 1981. I was on a crowded bus making its way from Katmandu to Janakpur, a town in south Nepal near the Indian border. The bus was packed and the route was a treacherous, slow descent on narrow roads carved on the edge of mountains overlooking ravines and gorges. We made it safely but I still called it the bus ride from hell.
18 years later I took my first bus journey from Athens, Greece to Tirana, the capital of Albania. The bus departed from a chaotic station in Athens where hundreds of people pushed and shoved their way onto the white buses which took scores of emigres back to their home country. I was the only non-Albanian on the bus and the overnight journey, punctuated by a long and also chaotic wait at the Greek-Albanian border, was not fun. It was the bus ride from hell, part 2. Continue reading “The Bus Ride From Hell, Part 3” »