Check out “Nourishment”, an album of mantra music for universal belonging & soulful exploration of bhakti: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tarakimes/nourishment-a-kirtan-album/posts

Bhakti is a beautiful & freeing path of yoga that was introduced by the poets & saints of India. Through chanting we enter a state of surrender to god/ Love/ the nature of reality/ the Self. While repeating the names of deities something deep within us unlocks, we awaken to a blissful feeling, and 15 minutes of chanting suddenly feels like one minute! I’d like to invite you to go on this devotional, musical journey with me.

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The Making of “Nourishment” a Kirtan Album

Gratitude to La La Land Recording Studio, sound engineer Anne Gauthrie, musicians K. Michelle Lewis, Charles Nowell, Joann Dickson, Clay Farris, & Jordana Van, Louisville friends who formed the ‘chant choir,’ friends in other cities who sent in Japa & spoken word, & everyone else who helped out with the making of Nourishment. The entire … Continue reading The Making of “Nourishment” a Kirtan Album

Chanting & Altered States

Asheville…driving in the car windows rolled down, breeze blowing, radio off. Mountain air. Energy. Pulsating. Blue sky. Clear mind. No-thought. No time. Boundless. Centered. Just the moment. Chanting. This was one of my earliest experiences of bhakti yoga- each month I’d immerse myself in 3 days of group chanting to my teacher’s guitar sing along … Continue reading Chanting & Altered States

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