May All Be is a compilation of traditional Sanskrit prayers & invocations and that will have you levitating before you can say Shantih!
May All Be is a compilation of traditional Sanskrit prayers and invocations recorded, with the help of Alex Rau, at Vermont Studio Center's Yoga*VSC. The recording is finished and so is most of the editing, but now I need your help to cover the production costs of the album -ie, printing, editing, mixing, and mastering. Every aspect of this project, from the album art to the musical arrangement was designed by me. I've chosen to print the album in the most eco-friendly way possible- no plastic, and little paper.
Over the last ten years, I've performed and recorded, toured and collaborated with exceptional musicians from all over the world. This is my first solo album, and it was inspired by my yoga practice and my wise teachers, (especially Ruth Lauer-Manenti) who's lessons have revealed the divine poetry of these ancient Sanskrit chants. It was my own yoga students who really encouraged me to record this album of sacred music, and I am so excited about it!
I hope you'll make a donation towards my project. To entice you, I am offering some really nice rewards including some of my beautiful, original art work.
For a donation of $50, you'll get a gorgeous limited edition 8x10 photograph of hands in the ancient prayer position (palms open toward the sky). It is an elegant image that will be beautiful anywhere in your home. For a larger donation, I'm offering a yoga or chanting lesson, a kirtan for you and your friends, and some very fine, original ink drawings that were exhibited in a show earlier this year.
I have 21 days to reach my goal of $3000.00 and I know I can do it with your help. I can't wait to put this album out in to the universe and I am truly grateful for your support. Every single donation makes a difference!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
May 2, 2012 - May 23, 2012 (21 days)
Pledge $5 or more
digital download of Sa Re Ga, the first track on the album and my great gratitude!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $12 or more
digital download of May All Be in its entirety - 5 songs and over 40 minutes of music plus a digital file describing and translating every track, and my great gratitude!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You'll find an eco-friendly hard copy of May All Be in your mailbox, a full color booklet describing and translating the tracks on the album, and a hand-written "thank you" note.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A signed and numbered, limited edition 8x10 original photograph of my hands offered up in gratitude, An eco-friendly hard copy of May All Be, and a hand-written "thank you!"Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
All of the above, plus a personal 1 hr yoga or chanting lesson (travel expenses paid by you).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $300 or more
All of the above, plus a personal kirtan/concert at your house! Invite your friends! (travel expenses paid by you).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, plus an original 8x10 ink drawing, from my recent show Fractions of times. (ink on paper, from the series Earth and Sky),Estimated delivery: Jun 2012