Hometown: Sarasota, FL
November 8, 2009
Yes, I'm a confirmed kirtan lover and chant leader.
guitar, harmonium, mandolin
Universal Sufism as taught by Hazrat Inayat Khan, the great Indian mystic and musician who came to the West in 1910. Inayat Khan's vision was based on the unity of all people and religions. From Inayat Khan's writings: 'There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none exists save He/She.' The God of the Sufi is the God of every creed, and the God of all. Names make no difference to him. Allah, God, Gott, Dieu, Khuda, Brahma, or Bhagwan, all these names and more are the names of his God; and yet to him God is beyond the limitation of name. He sees his God in the sun, in the fire; and he recognizes Him in all the forms of the universe, yet knowing Him to be beyond all form; God in all, and all in God, He being the Seen and the Unseen, the Only Being. http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/I/I_I_1.htm
I love devotional singing with my brothers and sisters on the path. I am inspired by music from diverse traditions, including Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Christian, and Buddhist, not to mention the sounds of funky New Orleans.
Gathering together and singing the many names of the Divine Beloved with beautiful people: what could be better than that!!!