My friend Susie’s advice on seeking joy? “Nothing lifts my spirits more than chanting kirtan with Krishna Das,” she wrote, sending me a link to his tour schedule. Lo and behold, he was heading to New Jersey that weekend.

So I did too.

Krishna Das’ deep, soulful voice  jolted my heart, jump-starting my journey to joy.

To my delight, he’s also very funny, kind and humble. These two clips give a glimpse of that: