Day 14 Session 02: A Talk On Nada Yoga Upasana: A Seeker’s Quest through Music by Deepak Paramashivan

About the Session

Nada yoga in its strictest sense refers to the process of identification of individual soul with the supreme consciousness by contemplating on the sound of Omkara. In this presentation, the presenter will be discussing nada yoga upasana through music and will also be drawing from the lives of saint composers who practiced music as a path to liberation.

About the Presenter

Dr. Deepak Paramashivan has a PhD in energy and climate engineering with a gold medal from the Indian institute of Science. While working as an NSERC climate scientist, he switched gears to complete his second PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a Sarangi player and an actor who has performed in Europe, USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea both as a soloist and collaborating with world renowned artists such as Ustad Aashish Khan, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Abbos Kosimov and Pandit Birju Maharaj. He has played the Sarangi for Oscar winning music composer A R Rehman's Roli seaboard and for the Hollywood music director Rick Boston's upcoming movie Messiaen. He is a recipient of the Killam Award, Andrew Stewart Award and the Edmonton Arts Council award.