Kripa Kirtan Tour

June 2019

Prisons – Mental Health – Studios


Kripa is a new kirtan band born out of the love of Ram Dass, Neem Karoli Baba, and Hanuman, and this upcoming kirtan tour aims to spread their timeless teachings of “Love, Serve, Remember.” Their band is named after “Kṛpā,” the Divine Grace that opens the heart, quiets the mind, inspires service, and ignites the spiritual path.


Each member has served as a caregiver for Ram Dass, and now they share his teachings through activism, kirtan, workshops, and writings. They are kirtan leaders, story tellers, and multi-instrumentalists contributing their unique gifts to this collective project. To learn more, click on the images above.


Imagine What We Can Do Together

In the fall of 2018, we—Sitaram Dass, Evan Mu’id Bushnell, and Scott Hari Whitmore— three of Ram Dass’ former caregivers, came together at a Ram Dass Immersion retreat in Ojai, CA. Out of our spiritual connection and deep love for Ram Dass, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji), Siddhi Ma and Hanuman, we began to dream of ways to share the wisdom, profound love, and teachings we’ve received. As a result, Kripa, our kirtan group, was born with a clear mission: To sing with people and share in love with them.

Kripa will share at yoga studios, mental health and wellness centers, and two maximum-security prisons: Oregon State Correctional Institution and San Quentin State Prison. Our tour culminates at the grand opening of the Hanuman Temple and mandir in Taos, New Mexico in July.

As you can imagine, taking this practice into the world brings expenses and we are asking for your financial support. All of our tour events are 100% donation based with no one being turned away for lack of funds, guaranteeing this practice is free, open, and accessible to any wishing to open their heart.

With support from the Call and Response Foundation, we have a goal to raise a minimum of $15,000 to support this tour and our ongoing outreach efforts in 2019. Your tax-deductible donation will not only support our upcoming tour but also our future outreach programs for incarcerated individuals, those in recovery, and all those seeking deep love, truth, and understanding.

Visit to learn more about the tour, hear our story, and to make a tax-deductible donation.

Thank you for your generosity and kindness!