MANTRA DARSHAN MEDITATION CD: Mantras are sound vibrations that embody archetypal energy-essences. Though not material, they can be felt and heard, and thus are a wonderful bridge between the world of concrete matter, and the subtle world of consciousness. I have found that those who have little success sitting and practicing other forms of meditation, can become deeply absorbed when listening to, or chanting, these mantras. The word “darshan” literally means “vision.” But in a deeper sense means “inspirational presence.” I pray that this “Mantra Darshan” CD will fill you with inspiration. ORDER DIGITAL VERSION HERE: MANTRA DARSHAN
LISTENING TO THIS CD: The Sanskrit mantras of MANTRA DARSHAN are intended to be a meditation—a support to induce states of depth and stillness. It is a journey through different mantras that awaken various purifying energies to encourage “pratyahar,” the inward movement of the senses, which are often exhausted by over-stimulation in our busy lives. For this reason they are chanted slower than you may have heard elsewhere and can be supportive in your practice of sitting meditation, yoga, relaxation, ritual, pranayama, and any meditative body-mind discipline.
Shakti Fusion is a high-energy chanting and dancing band, blends ancient Sanskrit mantras with elements of contemporary jazz, rock, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The aim of the music is to awaken joy and “Shakti”, Sanskrit for the loving evolutionary force that is the source of all and is often personified as the Divine Mother. We love to create a resonating field of high energy in which the music, the musicians, and the audience merge into one ecstatic experience. Our music is inspired by the celebration of life and the playful awakening of our hearts to the Divine within. Shakti Fusion is: • Shivanand Thomas Amelio, lead vocals • Mitch Hinard, drum set • Todd Norian, keyboards • Steph Campbell, vocals • Matt McKeever, bass • Mike McAvoy, guitar • Charlie Tokarz, sax • John Dekadt, percussion