Call for the Beloved
Call for the Beloved is a themed collection of sacred verses and mantras from the Kundalini Yoga, Sikh, and other spiritual paths, focusing on the search for higher love and a divine relationship. Several of these pieces are meditation practices, which can aid, in the inner and outer challenges we encounter, that when setting out to find a loving partner.
Ethereal Journey is a remastering of music I collaborated on,
with Veteran New Age producer Liv Singh Khalsa, in 1985
and 1987 Many people have asked me over the years, for
recordings of both pieces. We have made them available
on CDs as 31 minute meditations, for the new millennium
and the burgeoning wholistic community.
the Narayan Shabad
The Narayan Shabad is a hymn from the sacred text of the
Sikhs,and is one of many different names for the Divine,
relating to the element of water. As a plant needs water
for its flowers to blossom, in the same way chanting Narayan
nurtures the Divine Identity within you so that your soul
can bloom into its full beauty and grace. Narayan is also
a meditation tool for getting clear, cleaning the consciousness
and cutting through maya, or what does not serve you.
the Pran Sutra
This recording of the Pran (life force, in the breath)
Sutra (sentence or statement of infinite wisdom) is a
musical journey of passing from this earth, and was inspired
by a lecture Yogi Bhajan gave, during a Sikh Womans
Camp in the 1980s, on the process of how we die,
and the journey a soul makes from this earthly plane to
the next place, beyond life as we know it. He gave the
practice of the Pran Sutra, as a tool to help us prepare
for the moment when we take our last breath, and the steps
we will walk on the journey to our eternal home.
is an album of Eastern chants and hymns rendered in Western
modern classic music forms with spacious instrumentation,
warm percussion textures and a jazzy bass line, journeying
from deep and sultry to lively and expansive on this collection
of songs from the Kundalini Yoga and Sikh traditions.
Its title comes from this quote, which is a translation
of a daily Sikh prayer about the sacredness of the sound
current and part of the lyrics on the chant “Sa Ray
“You were sent here to listen deeply ... Listen
with all of your being.” - Guru Amar Das, 3rd
Guru of the Sikh faith
Flow was released
on Solstice 2005. Dedicated to my beloved spiritual teacher
Yogi Bhajan the following mantras can be chanted any time,
but also can be practiced as a 40 day meditation.
by Thomas Barquee, this yoga chant and meditation CD is
sure to please. I have included on-line meditations with
photos for several of these chants below.
Daily Practice is a collection of traditional mantras blended
with a healthy dose of Western grooves to chant-start
your day and "get your motor running".
vocals, accompanied by djembe, tamboura, bass, guitar,
and keys make this a wonderful addition to your sadhana/
morning spiritual routine. Better than coffee!
I R T A N
recordings are hymns or bhajans in the original Gurmukhi
language, sung in an Indian classical raga format. The
poetry of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the scripture and
Guru-guide of the Sikh religion is the rich lyrical fabric
of all the music described below.
tracks include keyboards, tamboura, mandolin, and soft
ethereal vocals. Use of alap, or vocal improvisation is
a key feature in these songs to the Divine.
Spirit in Blossom
Spirit in Blossom features the beautiful raga scales of Rag Basant and Rag
Sorath. Basant is traditionally sung or played when the
spring season is beginning.
hymns or shabds are Divine poetry, describing the flowering
of the meditative mind, and soul. Rag Sorath is for the
time between 9PM to midnight. Its soothing sound is said
to help create mental composure and peace.
perfect vibration to retire with.
Domain of Shiva
Domain of Shiva features Rag
Bhairo and Rag Dhanasri. Bhairav
(or Bhairo) is the name of one of the giants who guards
the palace of Lord Shiva, Lord of the yogis, in his heavenly
domain, hence the album name.
Bhairo, heard early in the morning (4 - 7 AM), has a grand,
huge vibration that is somewhat heavy and serious, though
not sad. Ragini Dhansari (all ragas are male or female)
is done in the afternoon from 1 - 4 PM.
is a scale with the sound of deep longing, often pictured
as a woman missing her beloved so intensely, that she
keeps trying to draw his picture.