An Evening of Chanting with Girish
Girish, (girishmusic.com) an accomplished musician of many genres, former monk infused in spiritual practice, loving wordsmith linking lyrics and rhythm in blissful music, has just released his new book “Music and Mantras” and his new album “Daily Chants For a Radiant Spirit.”
For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. “During improvisational sessions,” he recalls, “there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic.” This led Girish to an unexpected journey—a seeming detour to live as a monk in an ashram for five years that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. Here, he studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of ancient chants, which sparked a life-changing event that led him back to music—and to combine music with Sanskrit chants. Now he shares what he’s learned to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and traditions to transform body, brain, and life through mantra and music.