University of Philosophical Research: Healing and Transforming Consciousness through Sacred Sound, Music and Dance

6 11 2014

Next weekend I will be honored to be in residency at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles ( This historical center grows from the tradition of great philosophers of history who perceived an intelligible world with progressive, dynamic and emergent properties of consciousness.  The univeristy’s tradition is shaped by such seminal thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, Socrates, Manly P. Hall, Sri Aurobindo, and Lao Tzu. What an amazing honor and awesome responsibility!

Firstly, on November 15 2014 I will be presenting an event dedicated to my new book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom, and later that weekend on Sunday November 16 2014 I will lead a full day seminar were participants will experience the introspective and ecstatic practices of four ancient spiritual paths: Zen-Buddhism, Kabbalistic-Judaism, Early Contemplative Christianity and Sufi-Islam. This unique experiential workshop will include sacred music, chanting, movement, and spiritual mindfulness practices, drawing from the hidden wisdom of the traditions of the East. These practices result in the opening of the heart, increased compassion, deepening of spiritual awareness, and have been shown scientifically to impact the structure and function of the brain in ways that enhance memory, cognition and awareness. The practices, based on my work with master spiritual teachers of the East and neuroscientists of the West, also promote healing by lowering stress, anxiety, depression, and anger. The focus of this workshop is to provide a deep spiritual experience through walking meditation, devotional dance, ecstatic chanting meditations, sacred teaching stories, live Oud music and sacred poetry.

I hope you will be able to be with us to nourish your soul with deep meaningful learning at the University of Philosophical Research. See more info at: shot 2014-11-05 at 7.33.14 PM


Music for Deep Movement Vol.1 is available now!

19 07 2012

Hello my dear friends. I am very happy to announce that my newest album, Music for Deep Movement, Vol. 1, is now available! This unique and spiritual album is a combination of music from the soundtrack to the film, EM Moves, and music from the groundbreaking performance of Kalpa, which premiered at the Getty Center in January of this year. The slow evolving, trance-inducing sounds will bring listeners to a deeper level of meditation, contemplation, and heighten your senses to the world around you.

Music for Deep Movement, Vol. 1 is a continuation of the music I created in, In Between the Heart Beat and In the Shallows. In this album I have produced a new palate of sounds and textures by combining both electronic and organic tones in the hopes to make music and movement become one entity. The music is great to move to as well to meditate to as sound meditation.

I would like to give a special thanks to Hirokazu Kosaka, Oguri, Hanna Heiting, and Emily Conrad for giving me the opportunity and inspiration to create the music for Kalpa and EM Moves. I would also like to thank all of the musicians who contributed to this wonderful CD. I am very privileged to be able to work with so many talented artists and I am proud to call my friends.

I hope this CD will bring you much joy as it has brought me in making it. Let it open your heart, body, and mind as you travel along your spiritual journey.

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