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GUITARIST SHAMBHU RELEASES DEBUT “SACRED LOVE”

“It’s the project I had on the shelf and it emerged thanks to a decline in the economy, which gave me personal time to discover and create this music,” says Shambhu, who’s debut CD, Sacred Love was released today.

Described as a “soul-elevating and magical journey, like riding a perfect wave,” Sacred Love features an all-star list of Grammy award-winning collaborators brought together by Shambhu, including Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman (co-producer) and recording and mixing engineer Corin Nelsen.

One reviewer praises Sacred Love as “possibly the best project Will Ackerman has ever been involved in.” The other artists that Shambhu and Ackerman assembled are no less impressive. They include: Tony Levin on bass (tours with Peter Gabriel), George Brooks on saxophone (recorded with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain), Ravichandra Kulur (tours with Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar), Jeff Haynes on percussion (toured with Pat Metheny), Celso Alberti on drums (toured with Steve Winwood), Charlie Bisharat on violin (toured with Shadowfax), Premik Tubbs on flute and windsynth (toured with Santana and Mahavishnu Orchestra) and Eugene Friesen on cello (toured with Paul Winter Consort).

With the economy faltering, Shambhu decided to embark on a journey that many would have considered unthinkable. Putting his public relations business on the side for a year, he assembled the creative team and all-star artists behind Sacred Love, thereby finally realizing his life’s passion of creating a CD of his own music, and dedicated this effort to his 87-year-old mother who did not expect to live through the making of the CD due to health issues. Thankfully she is still alive enjoying this music, the realization of her dream, too.

“Each song on Sacred Love is a journey and the music flows with space for listener self-discovery and reflection,” Shambhu said. “That is thanks to decades of meditative practice with Indian mystic Sri Chinmoy, and my personal intention to infuse each note on the CD with love.”

Shambhu added, “The world needs oneness now more than ever. It is realistic and practical to believe that if we lead with love through the actions of our lives – and in my case, through the music of my life – we can help bridge the misunderstandings that separate people across religious, cultural and national boundaries, and create a world of oneness.”

Watch a 25-part YouTube series, “The Making of Sacred Love” at youtube.com/shambhumusic.

Buy Sacred Love at SacredLoveCD.com.

Visit Shambhu at ShambhuMusic.com

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Einstein on Imagination

When I read this aphorism by Albert Einstein it exactly matched my operating perception: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Are you using your imagination and powering it with your intention? Meditation can help open up imagination. And Dr. Wayne Dyer can help you hone your power of intention.

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Spirit: An Inner Journey

spirit-of-space-iii_1024x768Since the passing of my spiritual teacher, Guru Sri Chinmoy, many of my close friends have been devotedly exploring the inner connection with Spirit through meditation, for that is the place where we can now find our Guru. Over the past several weeks, my own quiet explorations take place early in the morning – between 3:30 am and 6:00 am. For now, I’m just going with it. Given my schedule and business life, the challenge is sleep and I’ll cover that in another blog post.

Mediation for me has been a deep source of personal learning and satisfaction. I began over 30 years ago learning from Sri Chinmoy and the early results were more light, peace and personal calm. Over many years, I sought to absorb, understand and internalize his teachings on aspiration and the spiritual journey of life. Today, as a result, I find myself exploring more deeply my own self-awareness and aspiring for a deeper God-awareness. One could say they are two sides of the same coin, and one blends into the other. But being consciously earth-bound, self-awareness is akin to knowing myself in ways that engender a more soulful and conscious expression. And God-awareness is the silent journey into higher, deeper Cosmic Realms and to places far beyond earthly, mental perception.

What is terrific about inner discovery is that so many people are doing it. These beautifully God-resonant people live in God-resonant places like Sedona, Arizona, Maui and elsewhere. Some have been blessed by spiritual teachers and others explore and discover on their own. And many of these terrific souls often spread what they have learned and experienced.

My amazing spiritual brother Ashrita Furman breaks Guinness World Records to inspire us to self-transcendence. The luminous Mia Margaret Angelica spreads ‘light’ through a deeply inspired life as an author, photographer, and harpist. Self-help gurus Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and others, share secrets to success and personal satisfaction. Oman Ken, Bruce BecVar and Lani Star, all deeply soulful musicians, express spirit by composing and performing soul-elevating songs. An incredibly visionary artist, Trea Christopher Grey, paints spirit effortlessly and writes inspirational poetry. Swami Swaroopananda has created Heaven-on Earth through an 11-acre spiritual sanctuary and meeting place he developed on Maui.

During a life just passed, my own teacher, Sri Chinmoy, was prolific as an author, poet, composer and painter. He left us with a vast body of work that will take many lifetimes to fully explore, understand and manifest. And I have been fortunate to witness my own spirit come to life as a business person, composer, musician, author, and peace advocate.

Spirit is truly an inner journey and once we start exploring, it’s fun to share through our good works and meet others doing the same. I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you somewhere in the Cosmic space or at a God-resonant spot on Planet Earth.

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