Imagine What We Can Do Together


One of the most important things we can do as human beings is to engage in work that has a positive impact on the lives of others. The Call and Response Foundation is dedicated to serving others by awakening the heart through the healing power of mantra music.


The work we do creates opportunities for transformation.

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We need your help to continue doing this work.  Whether it’s incarcerated individuals or children with special needs, Call and Response Outreach events touch people in meaningful ways. We all long to connect to something that is greater than our ourselves.

Sometimes, all it takes is one moment — one encounter to change everything. We are dedicated to providing as many of those moments as possible by creating outreach events around the country and promoting the healing power of mantra music. 


Why do these populations need your support?

The Call and Response Foundation affirms the sacred worth of every human being without exceptions.

The healing effects of kirtan benefit the individual and society.

A growing body of medical research suggests that kirtan positively influences the mind-body relationship.  Some combat veterans are now relying on kirtan to help them with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and re-entry into civilian life. In prison, as in the military, trauma and stress are a part of everyday life, often compounding already existing problems.  Kirtan music reduces anxiety and depression and helps to counteract the effects of trauma.  It heals wounds and re-awakens lost hope, reminding everyone of what is true and whole in them.  That’s the kind of work that serves us all.

You can make a difference in the lives of inmates, the recovery population, Veterans and students.


“Kirtan is about transcending the kinds of things that cause war—the kinds of things that move us into a place of fear and cause us to focus on our differences,” – Gaura Vani



Reflections from those we have served:


“The prison is never quiet, but I can find a space inside me that is “now.”  I’ve never had that before. You don’t know how much it means…you really don’t.”


“This is the first time I’ve felt free after 25 years in prison.”