Jonathan and Tashi

Lama Tashi Comes to the 2014 Healing Sounds Intensive

 Much to our surprise, our dear and beloved Lama Tashi came all the way from India—from the foothills of the Himalayas—in order to share his sound and teachings at the 19th Annual Healing Sounds Intensive. We have known Lama Tashi for nearly 25 years. Lama Tashi, former Principal Chant Master at the Drepung Loseling Monastery,…

Sound and the Chakras

The ability of sound to influence and affect us, particularly, our chakras, has been of great  significance to me ever since I began researching this area, way back in the 1980’s. There are many different methods of sounding our chakras—different tones, scales, assorted sounds and mantras, as well as many other variations that can be…

Ear Wars 
One Listener’s Pleasure May Well be Another Listener’s Pain

Originally appeared in the Arkansas Democratic Gazette Of the five senses, hearing is the one we punish most through excess. About three in 20 people will lose high-frequency tones by their 69th birthday, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many of those by choice. Some of us like the color green, but…

What are the Vibrational Rates of Your Chakras?

With regard to the chakras and its associated energy fields, we would like you to consider that in certain traditions for example, a mantra which is given an initiate will change as the initiate undergoes spiritual transformation. What sound worked to resonate a chakra at one level changes as the individual changes and another mantra is to be used at that time.I like to ask this question to audiences; “Do you think that your heart chakra vibrates at the same rate as the Dalia Lama or Mother Theresa?” It is a valid question.