Shubalananda Saraswati (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan and singing bhajan for the past 25 years. He has been a regular kirtan wallah at Kripalu Center in Lenox MA for the past 10 years and he is out six nights a week leading kirtan regularly at over 20 yoga centers across New England, such as The Arlington Center in Boston and Karuna Yoga in Northampton MA. He regularly performs with Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, Wah!, Bhagavan Das, and other national kirtan wallahs who come through New England. He has studied kirtan and Sanatana Dharma with Satya Sai Baba, Karuna Mayi, Shree Maa, Mata Amritananda Mayi, Baba Harihar Ramji and Shiva Rudra Bala Yogi. Shubal sings for all the teachers whenever he can.
Shubal is a true kirtan wallah. He is an amateur, in that he does this only for love, and he has dedicated his time and the rest of his life to carrying on the tradition of Kirtan, given to him by his Guru Ma Chetan Jyoti, along with Her mala, which he wears with great humility and respect. Shubal’s experience with the many gurus and teachers he has met over the years, coupled with his excellent story telling ability make for an evening of great kirtan with inspiring stories, and lots of laughs, tears, and bliss.