Mantras for Precarious Times - Deva Premal
Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times - Deva Premal and The Gyuto Monks of Tibet
UNIQUE PRE-RELEASE VERSIONS - previously only available at European concerts, this powerful mantra practice set is packaged in eco-friendly recyclable slipcases and will not be manufactured again.
Mantras For Precarious Times was Deva’s first CD offered specifically as a support for daily meditation, and includes seven mantras chosen to support us in these challenging times. Deva chants each mantra 108 times, according to classic Vedic tradition for a mantra meditation practice, and each mantra has a special focus:
Each track is about 7-9 minutes in length, short enough to encourage a daily practice and long enough to feel the power of the mantra. The liner notes for the album, including the meaning of each mantra and how to use them as a meditation practice can be found here:
Tibetan Mantras For Turbulent Times
Deva Premal & the Gyuto Monks of Tibet offer a powerful, deeply moving mantra meditation album, featuring eight Tibetan mantras chanted 108 times each.
As Deva notes, Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times "originally arose out of a desire of mine to chant mantras together with Gyuto monks – those precious souls who have devoted their whole lives to the practice. Their incredible voices and the intense vibration they create, infused with such a deep immersion into the holy sound, has always inspired and intrigued me."
Deva and the Gyuto Monks are joined by Grammy Award Winner David Darling on cello, Kit Walker (producer of Love is Space and Embrace) on keyboards, and Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, enhancing the deep silence that the mantras carry and creating a potent sound healing journey.
Notes from Deva and from the Gyuto Monks on how to best use these mantras for a personal meditation practice, as well as their meanings, can be found here:
"In its most notable forms, the power that sound transmits is heart-opening, ground-shaking, and heartbreaking. Mantra--divine energy encapsulated in sound--may be the surest quickest way to 'melt the heart'....Blending Western female 'flow' with the voices of the Gyoto monks, who dedicate their lives to practice, this CD is intense, musical, and intriguing." -Debi Winston-Buzil: Yoga Chicago.com