As a child under the guidance of her parents (Kapil and Ranjit Sethi) and grandparents from India, Aditi began offering devotional music from the Sikh and Hindu traditions and Indian folk music to her community in Augusta, Georgia. More recently, she has been studying Indian devotional and classical music with her guru, Krishna Kant Shukla, who lives in Varnasi, India. 

Her other music pursuits include playing music with her husband, Jay Brown, a musician and Hospice music therapist. They pulled together their eclectic backgrounds to create an original sound when they formed the band, Shantavaani in 2010. Continuing on as “Aditi and Jay,” they play contemplative music with roots. They offer Indian and American folk and spiritual music as well as original music.

In addition, Aditi and Jay recently formed a group called "The Appalucians," with Angie Heimann and Cas Sochaki of "The Blushin' Roulettes." The Appalucians play music from the mountains of Western North Carolina, featuring spirited songwriting, tight harmonies, and a lovely layered interplay between dobro, guitars, harp, bass, and banjo.  The Appalucians first CD, "Bright Hills," was released in Spring 2018.

Aditi also plays with other local musicians in Asheville, NC including Scott Sheerin, Jojo Silvermann, Greg Lathrop and Jason Hebal.

She works as a Hospice physician and is co-founder of Center for Conscious Living and Dying along with Cassie Barrett.  She is also the mother of three precious children. 



To Grieve: Episode Number 8

Discussion about the Ceremonial Grief Concerts that are offered quarterly by a group based in Asheville, NC, harnessing the powers of collective grieving and music to hold space for the work of spiritual transformation in the wake of grief. 

Words to Live By:

A conversation with Dr. Aditi Sethi-Brown, a musician, community organizer, budding entrepreneur and hospice & palliative medicine physician.  We talk about end of life care, music, role conflict and much more.

The Institute for The Study of Birth, Breath and Death: 

A discussion on Death and Dying during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

A reflection of the dying process, home funeral and green burial of beloved Paula Brown.

Mothers and Others:

"Supporting Others Through Grief" - In a culture of death avoidance, when people are grieving, we don't really know how to support them. We haven't been given the tools and how to care for others in this vulnerable time isn't modelled for us. That results in a lot of people being isolated in their grief - a time when they need their community the most. Aditi Sethi-Brown, a hospice doctor, and Cassie Barrett, a green cemetery operator have held space for many people and families through their grief and will share tips on what we can do to increase our capacity to hold space for others as they grieve.

Fab Friday, Health and Wellness Series Dying at Home

Online webinar for "Osher LIfelong Learning Institute," entitled "Dying at Home," offering information and education regarding Hospice services, End-of-Life Doula services, Green Burials and more.

Transforming Space, Self, and Loss 

Part of Melody Lebaron's Agents of Transformation series, this is an interview with Aditi and Cassie, co-founders of Center for Conscious Living and Dying.



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