Volume 5

2011-2012

Kundalini mantra music explodes around the world and many artists begin to share their offerings.  On this album, Spain, France, Italy, England, Canada, Mexico and the US are represented.

1.  Triple Mantra - Bachan Kaur

2.  Mul Mantra - Dharm Khalsa

3.  I am Thine - Jai-Jagdeesh

4. Guru Ram Das - Mahan Kalpa Singh

5.  Namo Namo Sat Nam - Ram Dass Khalsa with Nirinjan Kaur

6. Har Har Har Har Gobinday - Sada Sat Kaur

7.  Har Haray Haree - Sajah Singh

8. Bliss (I am the Light of My Soul) - Sirgun Kaur & Sat Darshan Singh

9. Bhand Jammeeai - BenJahmin

10. Waaho Waaho Gobind Singh - Gurujodha Singh

11. Har Har Mukunde - Paramjeet Singh & Kaur

 

Livtar recording, circa 1972

Triple Mantra - Bachan Kaur, Canada, 2011

This mantra is a deep prayer to open the space of miracles and wisdom within you. When recording it, it was and is my intention to create a profound space of remembrance and coming home with the soul of the listener, where the magic and healing love of the universe is illuminated in the present moment through Surrender. The triple mantra helps to shift our consciousness when it is stuck and protect from accidents. Allow it to meet you, to open you into your own vastness and Divine connection with source. Here lie all the answers, love, inspiration and healing guidance to align you with the cosmic song and dance of love.

-Bachan Kaur

About the artist:

Bachan Kaur is a Canadian mantra singer, artist and teacher. She lives to inspire healing, wholeness, joy and liberation through music, art and creative empowerment.

She began practicing Kundalini Yoga at the age of 18 and through the practice discovered her deep connection to the transformative power of sound. The ancient mantras provided a language to express her heart’s songs and spiritual devotion. She since blossomed as a mantra and sacred music artist, self-producing many diverse albums, singles and magical music videos that are cherished in the yoga world and beyond.

Bachan has been traveling offering Kirtan (sacred group chanting) and teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 15 years. Her focus is on connecting others with their inner voice, creativity, the Divine and Mother Gaia. After recently completing her Masters in Art Education and a secondary teaching degree, she resides and works on Vancouver Island as a teacher part-time while continuing to create music, art and travel for the healing and evolution of our collective consciousness and planet.

music: www.bachanmusic.com
Art: www.huemanbeing.com
Instagram: @bachan.music
facebook: @bachanmusic
youtube: Bachan Music

A few of the Khalsa String band members, Circa 1974

Mul Mantra - Dharm Khalsa, Denmark/USA 2011

About the artist:

Dharm was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and grew up in Massachusetts. His mother, who was an early USA yoga teacher, introduced him to yoga at eight years old. He took the name Dharm after meting his spiritual teacher, Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan, in 1982. Sacred music and the science of naad - the divine sound current - became his joy and focus after he began studying with Yogi Bhajan. 

 

He believes that sound is a teacher with the power to open us to divine consciousness and true potential. In his workshops he explains how vibration allows intention to permeate into manifestation, with the ability to bring health, harmony and happiness. On a planetary level, the vibratory frequency of sound can heal as well. Yet in all its depth and devotion, Dharmji’s music is joyous, and Dharmji himself conveys the joy of spirit contagiously.



He was the piano player for Yogi Bhajan at his Estates. “Playing for Yogi Bhajan was one of the greatest honors in my life. He asked me to be there every night, while he entertained guests from around the world.”  Dharm uses many instruments - keyboard, guitar as well as voice - but also bass, Native American flute, clarinet, sitar, recorder, tabla and hand percussion.

1975, the band on tour in Denver

I Am Thine - Jai-Jagdeesh, USA, 2011

About the Artist:

Jai-Jagdeesh's journey as a singer began nearly 25 years ago, in a temple in India.

Between then and now, her innovative spirit has walked many artistic paths: singer, actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer, and writer. As she immersed herself in music, she discovered a voice that is at once vulnerable and powerful, and her songs began to travel across the globe. Grounded by a practice of Kundalini Yoga, her singing comes from a deep well of raw emotion and profound devotion.

Resonating with spiritual seekers around the world, Jai-Jagdeesh's music has topped the Billboard and iTunes charts. Her albums include the bestselling “Down Come the Walls,” “Of Heaven & Earth,” and “I Am Thine,” as well as the Kundalini meditation collections “Miracles Abound” and “The Expansive Spirit.” Her concerts take listeners on a wild, heart-opening ride; one of mystery, magic, inspiration, and joy.

www.jaijagdeesh.com

Guru Shabad with Yogi Bhajan, circle early 80's

Guru Guru Waheguru - Mahan Kalpa, USA, 2011

About the Artist:

Mahan Kalpa (Paul Mahern) born September 11, 1963 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) is an American rock and pop record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, singer, songwriter, professor, and yoga teacher. Mahern has worked with acts such as Simrit, John MellencampLily & MadeleineThe FrayIggy PopLisa GermanoWillie NelsonOkkervil RiverOver the RhineAfghan WhigsReverend Peyton's Big Damn BandMagnolia Electric Co., and Neil Young.

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, circa 2016

Namo Namo (Sat Nam) - Ram Dass Khalsa with Nirinjan Kaur, USA, 2011

About the Artist:

 

Ram Dass Khalsa is a gifted audio producer, vocalist, and instrumentalist who has produced, recorded and toured extensively, including at the 2019 GrammyAwards.  

https://ramdassmusic.com

Singh Kaur

Har Har Har Har Gobinday - Sada Sat Kaur, USA/Italy, 2011

About the artist:

Sada Sat Kaur began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1970 and also studied Naad Yoga (the Yoga of Sound) directly with Yoga Bhajan. She is known the world over through her CDs Angels’ WaltzShashara, and Mantra Masala. Sada Sat Kaur travels worldwide to bring the power and transformational energy of chanting and Kundalini Yoga to people everywhere. She is also a homeopath and holistic practitioner. The Yoga Borgo, her ashram home in Umbria, Italy, is the realization of the dream of Sada Sat Kaur and Sada Sat Singh, to create a welcoming, sacred, heart-centered place for seekers and practitioners on the spiritual path.

www.yogaborgo.com

Guru Raj Kaur today

Har Haray Haree - Sajah Singh, Spain, 2011

About the artist:

Sajah Singh has been a deep practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga for more than 15 years. During this time he has been teaching Kundalini Yoga within the disciplines of Yogi Bhajan as well as giving numerous workshops in different places. He is leading Prosperity Yoga Studio in Barcelona, a centre devoted to yoga disciplines, spirituality and healing therapies. He has been formed in several countries including Spain and the United States, attending training courses in Barcelona, Madrid, California and New York. 

 

He has a deep authentic devotion to spread the knowledge of yoga and guide the students to their own authenticity. Not only teaches he yoga and spirituality, but he also creates powerful music using the science of Naad. He has recorded several Kundalini Mantra Cds with either earthy or celestial rhythms; he has also produced instrumental music suitable for pranayam exercises, meditation or relaxation.

 

He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain, where in addition to his yoga related activities, he organises activities to raise funds and collaborate with the most needy; he is a tireless warrior when it comes to help others. He is known both for his good sense of humor and for his demand in his lessons.

Guru Raj Kaur today

Bliss (I am the Light of My Soul) - Sirgun Kaur & Sat Darshan Singh, USA, 2011

About the Artists:

 

Sirgun Kaur is a sacred chantress who is also Kundalini Yoga instructor as well as an avid blogger. Her wonderful, angelic voice has gotten international recognition at the White Tantric Yoga courses, where her song Bliss - I Am the Light of my Soul from this album was selected as the soundtrack to the inspiring DVD Facets of the Master about Yogi Bhajans live, and was played at each break. Sirgun Kaurs soothing voice carries you with love, clarity and a uniquely warm, soulful timbre.

Sat Darshan Singh Khalsa was born into the tradition of Kundalini Yoga and was raised doing the Aquarian Sadhana. Showing an affinity for music at a young age, he studied classical Indian Kirtan in Amritsar, India for 7 years, 4 with the great Indian Raagi Ustad Narinder Singh Sandhu. Growing up studying Kundalini Yoga directly with Yogi Bhajan, he became a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor while in India. Back in America, Sat Darshan had the opportunity to study with masters in Rock, Blues, and Jazz music such as Kevin Zoernig and Jason Goodyear. An audio engineer by trade, he has toured with Snatam Kaur and Guruganesha Singh. He has also shared the stage with many of the Kundalini chant artists today such as Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh, Harnam Singh, Bachan Kaur, Sat Purkh Kaur, SatKirin Kaur, and Hari Bhajan Kaur. 

Guru Raj Kaur today

Bhand Jammeeai- BenJahmin, England, 2011

About the artist: 

BenJahmin spent his formative years in Manchester, soaking up the diverse music influences of this rain-drenched city and honing his musical talents in various bands and projects. Since training as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher in 2005, he began channelling his music through mantras, fusing a natural acoustic style with a deep love of Rasta and all things roots. Over the last 14 years BenJahmin has released 4 albums including ‘Japa Man’, ‘Wholly Woman’, ‘Live In Budapest’ and a compilation album entitled ‘All & Nothing’. His music has evolved in depth and maturity over the years bringing about an invitation for you to join him in the peace, serenity and undivided joy that the music expresses. His mystical voice will touch you with his sonic offerings being the soundtrack to a lifetime of searching for and finding truth in all places.

Guru Raj Kaur today

Waaho Waaho Gobind Singh - Gurujodha Singh, Mexico, 2012

The mantra comes from a shabad (sacred song) written by Bhai Gurdas in honor of Guru Gobind Singh and is a powerful reminder that to you must teach to become a master and to be master you must also be the most humble student. The English lyrics are a poem I wrote, inspired by the potential of each human being to develop mastery and humility in the service of others.

-Gurujodha

 

About the artist: 

Gurujodha Singh is a Lead Teacher Trainer for the Kundalini Research Institute.  Originally from Italy, he is now based in Mexico, where he lives with his family and runs a vibrant yoga and meditation school.
Gurujodha has been a pioneer in sharing the therapeutic effects of meditation online inLatin America and is recognized today as a major influencer through the large and loyal Hispanic international community that follow his online courses and meditations.
Gurujodha travels to teach all over the globe, ranging from Latin America to Asia and serves as the United Nations Representative for the NGO 3HO International. When he is not teaching, he sees clients on a regular basis for private consultations and healings, where he applies the tools of yogic psychology, to help people move from where they are to where they could be.

Guru Raj Kaur today

Har Har Mukande - Paramjeet Singh & Kaur, Germany, 2012

About the artist: 

Paramjeet Singh & Kaur are both international trained Kundalini & Hatha Yoga Teachers having their own yoga studio in Berlin called yogajapa.com.
With their musical versions of traditional Gurmukhi Mantras they want to support & encourage teachers in leading their classes as well as the individual yoga & meditation practice to strenghten the connection to your true Self.

please find more information to Paramjeet Sing & Kaur at www.yogajapa.com and more Mantras to download at www.narayanjot.com

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Photos: Michelle Magdalena Fox & Gurusurya Khalsa