This short video put a huge smile on my face and is one of the best talks on mantra I've ever come across.
It's deep, insightful and it made me laugh out loud!
It's called The Power of Mantra featuring Harijiwan.
Sat Nam Fest is such a wonderful experience for me.
I love all of the different music that all of the different artists offer. The yoga classes, led by world-class teachers, are also a great way to integrate and build energy! It is so fun to participate in a festival where all the activities are uplifting in a very deep way. The momentum keeps building and building, so that by the end of the festival, we can all bring home with us so much positive and useful energy.
This year my band and I are happy to kick off the festival on Thursday night, September 13, with our set. We are thrilled to be sharing our new sound and songs with you all! We will also be playing on Friday afternoon in Harijiwan's epic yoga class.
For a couple of years now I have learned of this amazing school and the amazing work that is done to keep it alive. I have been asking myself and my friend how I could help in some way. When the opportunity arose to be a part of this tribute CD that would raise money for the school, I was so happy to have the opportunity to be of service in some small way from across the globe. For me, thforis is a huge blessing, an honor, to be a part of something so Great, so Great beyond anything I could ever conceive. A prayer has been answered in my life. I have been granted an opportunity to serve. This opportunity is the darshan of the Saint.....the blessing that is bestowed upon my Soul. Thank you, Sri Anandamayi Ma, for this gift.
There is a powerful event that has happened for 40 years, and will happen again this Summer in a mystical and magical place called Ram Das Puri in the mountains of Espanola, New Mexico.
It is a one-of-a kind yoga and music event called Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration, and it is put on by 3HO (www.3ho.org), an amazing organization that Yogi Bhajan created for all of us to uplift ourselves and humanity.
During this Festival, we participate in 3 full days of White Tantric Yoga, which is an incredible practice that puts us in alignment with the current and very potent energetic streams that have the ability to transform human consciousness, and therefore transform our reality.
Here is another AMAZING VIDEO....This is Allison Krauss. Harijiwan sent me this video one day, and I fell in love with her voice and the energy that she channels. She really moves the energy. Its stunningly beautiful, and she takes me to a deep place in my heart. This is what music is about to me.
Check it out. I love you, Simrit
Hi everyone, Here is a cool video with so much vibe in it. It is a band called My Morning Jacket.I like this band a lot, and the reason I like them is because when I listen to them I get transported every time I hear them.
This song is about the loss of a dear friend of the lead singer. I really feel his longing for his friend in this song, and it is touching because he exposes everything to us without any fear. That is courageous, in my opinion, and it is infectious.
When Jim, the lead singer, goes up in these high notes, his pitch is off sometimes, but it doesn't matter in this context, because he is so confident and in the space, that it sounds good to me. This is a great singer, in my opinion...someone who can tell a story so well that even when the voice goes off sometimes, it sounds good because you are so connected in the story teller's world that the off notes are not even foreign to you.
That is the gift of music. You lose yourself, and all space and time dissolves in the music.
In just a few short weeks, we will travel to the majestic desert of Joshua Tree, California, for a music festival like no other.
Many of you are familiar with Sat Nam Fest, and some of you have attended before. I've had so much fun at their past events and have had such an amazing experience listening to all the gifted music artists, including Snatam Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Mirabai and many, many others! I am so excited to be there with my band again this year.
There is an incredible artist that is one of my all-time favorites. He not only has an incredibly gifted voice, but he also has the gift of being able to give everything to each and every ounce of a note that he sings. He infuses it with an incredible story that just touches me and so many others so deeply. His name is Jeff Buckley.
Jeff died when he was just making it big in the music industry at the age of 29. He had just started working on his 2nd album. For those of us who are really in to his craft, we relish in all the music that we can get from his short-lived career. His one and only studio album, Grace, is one of my favorite albums of all time.
I am on my way back to the west coast now as I have been here in South Carolina for 3 weeks. I have been in very close quarters with my family as my 34 year old brother just underwent major heart surgery 4 days ago.
My brother has always had a special gift, a very positive mind and a natural joy. He just went through one of the most serious surgeries possible, with a recovery that for most people is incredibly challenging...and not once has he complained of any pain. He has been very much alert and awake. Whenever we ask him how he is feeling, he says, "Wonderful".
I feel so blessed to have been able to be here during this time and feel what I am feeling and experience so much love. What I am learning from all of this is so deep and beyond words that the only way to describe my experience is Heaven. This is what Heaven feels like.....to experience so much love pour out of one person. It is no coincidence that my brother, who has the most incredible and loving heart I have ever known, is sharing his heart in huge way with all of us.
I am very grateful to my brother for being a sacrifice to his family and community so that we may all experience a taste of the Universe. Thank you, Taki, for being the human that you are, and teaching me about the simplicity and depth of Love.And thank you, Taki, for being the patient who surrenders to all that Life has to offer, and for opening your heart so that I can have the opportunity to feel the depth of of my heart.
I love you so much, and words cannot even express the gratitude that I feel for your generosity of sharing yourself with us in this way. You are a saint, and I am forever in service to the God in you.
I love you all,
I want to share a beautiful song we played in Santa Monica on our winter west coast tour.
It is called Fade Into You...and many of you may be familiar with it. I love this song. We will release this version as a download soon as well.
For now, enjoy the video and leave us your comments below!
I love you, and I'll keep you posted!
Our sound is really getting under my skin, and I can't wait to share the new album with you in the Spring of 2012.
To be in a band with such amazing artists as Anthony Molina and Harijiwan is really awesome because we are all constantly pushing the envelope together. When the whole band strives for this, then amazing things happen during the set.
We are EXCITED to announce that the new single, Prana Apana, from the upcoming album is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD (limited time only)! This track has been a source of so much amazing energy that every time I listen to it, I get an incredible charge! Anthony Molina and I recorded this track together in his studio over the early summer, and the creative flow was potent and effortless! Enjoy!
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In case you haven't heard yet, the winner of the art contest for this new Prana Apana cyber single is Lynette Siebert from Cape Town, South Africa! Congratulations, Lynette!!!
Thank you to all that submitted your amazing artwork! It was a hard decision as every one put so much amazing energy in to their art. It was an honor to be able to experience so much amazing work!
Stay tuned for more updates to come!I love you,Simrit
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We are pleased to announce that we are accepting design submissions for the cover of our single, "Prana Apana" on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
The track will be released as a digital download on December 18th and we want YOU to design the cover. The winner will receive 4 free tickets to any Simrit Kaur Music concert of their choice (excluding any festivals), a signed copy (by the band) of our upcoming album to be released next spring, your signature on the artwork, and your name(and company.....if applicable) and website(if applicable) recognition on the Simrit Kaur Music website and facebook fan page.
There is a place in Lake Wales, Florida that I travel to every winter solstice for healing and uplifting. It is the 3HO Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebration with three days of White Tantric Yoga. Every year I go, I get the blessing of going deeper and deeper in to my Soul and feeling more and more happy with who I am.
It is October and rainy here in Nevada City, CA...I am really loving the moody weather! I love the fog and overcast days with light rain. It is really cozy to me, and we have such a nice view of the mountains and forest from our living room. Its so beautiful.
Hi Everyone! Greetings from Woodstock, NY. Last night we just played a benefit at the Bearsville Theater for the hurricane relief here in Woodstock, NY. It was fantastic! We saw and met lots of veterans from the world of rock and roll, and that was fun, to say the least. It was really touching to experience everyone coming together in support of the community that was devastated from the recent hurricane, Irene.
This past weekend we traveled to PA to play at the beautiful Spirit Fest that was put on by SpiritVoyage. It was an amazing event that was well attended, and all of the musicians were stellar. There were so many different expressions of the creative process.
I am happy to share with you some new photos of our very recent Grass Valley, CA concert at St. Joseph's Cultural Center. A very dear friend and devoted artist, Santosh Khalsa, is the one behind these amazing pictures. I feel very confident that many of you will be meeting and falling in love with Santosh, as she is a Gorgeous and Elegant tall woman with a beautiful energy field that radiates!
Hi Every One,
I am gearing up to travel to Los Angeles for a concert this Saturday at Golden Bridge, and then we go to Joshua Tree for a concert at Bhakti Fest. I am looking forward to playing with Anthony Molina and Harijiwan again!
There is a very beautiful piece of artwork that I was blessed to be a part of recently. It is a song to my Beloved. The energy of this piece of music is so mysterious and deep...So Angelic and Soulful...So sublime. Every time I listen to this song, I travel to the depths, yet I feel so light. Every time that I listen to this piece of music, my heart opens more and more. There is something precious in this live recording that was captured for all of us to experience. I can't put words to it, really. It is simply this Space that contains so much healing. It is for all of us to enjoy, for all of us to partake, and for all of us to share.
There is an amazing event happening exactly one month from now in the magnificent and mystical Blue Ridge Mountains of Waynesboro, PA. I personally invite you to join me, along with many other musicians and yogis, to the 2nd annual Spirit Fest! This festival encompasses so much gorgeous and uplifting music, yoga, and a beautiful community of people from all over the world having a fantastic time together! We are blessed to have a line-up with musicians like Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba, Nirinjan Kaur, and many, many others!
Greetings from the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada's. I absolutely LOVE where we live. Not only are the vibes really nice with so much culture and diversity here, but the landscape is simply gorgeous. The weather is really nice right now as well. As I was on a walk with my 5 year old son today, Siri Amrit, I was really appreciating the deep bond that we share, and the deep understanding and respect that we naturally experience for each other. It goes with out saying with us. We are two peas in a pod. I really love listening to him talk about his life and his perceptions of life. He has so many unique experiences to share with me that teach me so much about being real....being authentic, and therefore being happy with what is.
Jai Dev Singh, Joshua Sandstrom, Drew Brosnan
Photos by Santosh,
& Ian Curcio