Kailash's second CD features many of the chants heard during his
kirtan events that are not included in his first CD, Sincerity.
It even includes Kailash's rendition of Message in a Bottle (a
favorite with many audience members!).
Drawing upon two principal streams in Kailash's spiritual lineage, tantric Hinduism and Buddhism, these mantras provide lush soundscapes in which our hearts and minds may freely travel. As Kailash says, "A mantra is a path to the Perfection that it represents. Each repetition is a step toward stable residence in that very Perfection.”The offerings on this CD are valuable resources for your journey to a version of yourself that is more consistent with your Chosen Ideal, and more capable of expressing the Radiant Care and Awareness that is our Essential Nature.
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These chants, which find their inspiration in the Hindu, Buddhist
and Christian wisdom traditions, are vehicles for the expression
of devotion to Source. Using the very breath of life to direct
and expand attention and affection toward the Infinite is a profound
spiritual technology for escaping the petty ego-prison that we've
unwittingly built for ourselves.
Kailash's guru says: "This is the drama that we're creating through our desires. You get what you want." Love is an impulse that demands our closeness to the Beloved. We have the opportunity to follow our attachment into Transcendence. We tend to take on the characteristics of those with whom we keep company, especially those we love. Since we inevitably become what we love, we would do well to aim high with love.
Chanting the Divine Names, singing love songs to our Highest Ideals, helps us to align our hearts and minds with the Beloved. It is a simple way to elevate the quality of our interior experience by replacing the overwhelming traffic of thoughts and feelings with a single, beautiful and inspiring Focus. In chant, we may discover a way to forget ourselves happy!
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Seva CD: Vol. 3, Sounds of Bhakti
This gorgeous collection of mantra-music features tracks from
Swami Kripalu, Guru Ganesha Singh, Krishna Das, Dave Stringer,
Girish, Shantala, Christine Ghezzo--and Kailash
Kailash celebrates the privilege of being included in such an auspicious company of bhaktas. This is an exceptionally beautiful ensemble of heart-warming mind-protectors. "The recording artists featured in this hand-picked selection are well-known and beloved performers at Kripalu Center."
Proceeds from the sale of this luscious compilation of devotional chanting benefit Kripalu's Teaching for Diversity Program. Please add it to your spiritual toolkit today.
This site offers products emblazoned with art created by Dr. Kurt "Kailash" Bruder to illustrate the text of his book, Following Sound into Silence: Chanting Your Way Beyond Ego into Bliss (2008, Hay House).
Kailash searched for the best images to compliment his interpretations of the mantras selected for the book and CD. Although he found many beautiful illustrations of the Perfections that these mantras celebrate, he could not locate all that were needed. Nor were those he found of a piece; they were unrelated images, each by a different artist and in a different style. Kailash wanted the art in his book to present the same beauty, unity, and authenticity for viewers' eyes as the mantra recordings on the chanting CD do for the ears of listeners.
So Kailash knew that he must undertake a third creative venture in connection with this single project (after writing the text, and composing and recording the music for the CD). He would render a collection of watercolored ink drawings depicting the very Gods, Goddesses, and Saints whose Sound-Forms grace the pages of the book, and the CD that accompanies it.
Neem Karoli Baba said, "The Grace of God is being able to Remember God." By displaying these likenesses of the multi-faceted Divine, in your home, office, or on your person, you arrange to remind yourself of the Best that you can imagine--just as you do when repeating mantras with faith and devotion. Combining these modes of meditation upon the Supreme is an especially potent method of outstripping the limitations of ordinary consciousness.