In the Studio – March 9 (today’s Studio Angel L.S.)

Today’s cherished Studio Angel is L.S. Thank you from the expanses of my heart for your help in making this overflowingly creative day possible!

Being in Marin County to create is such a rich blessing! The weather is beautiful, the vibe is clear and bright and  inspiration abounds.  Today’s day in the studio started at around 10:30 after a lovely  5 minute walk from my March digs to Ben’s studio. Ben and I wrote a sweet intro to “Nataraja”. We arranged that tune and then arranged Cartwheel Galaxy” (wow, wait til you hear the super new ending on this one!) We then moved on to “Sita Ram” and I did my acoustic guitar part to Ben’s absolutely kickin’ beats, bass and keys which he laid down last evening (thanks again to you L.S!). Can’t wait to start the vocals tomorrow.

A few other wonderful things that happened today:

– I had the pleasure of having brief but beautifully resonant interactions with some magical people, namely Teresa, Kenny and Axel (Axel is two years old and while wearing a viking hat sang “Make ’em Laugh” to me with great gusto!)

– I was also serenaded by many joyful birds

– I’ve rediscovered the great benefit of a shot of wheatgrass juice!

– My Mom turned 65!!!

More soon….

Love, B

I thought I’d include a photo that shows a snippet of why being here in California is SO inspiring! This is Ben Leinbach, Radanath, Jai Uttal and Manose sound checking before a beautiful kirtan on Saturday nightSoundcheck for Jai Uttal's kirtan



Nourishing our Spirits through Kirtan

Right after writing my last post I began musing on how important it is to have things that bring us joy and inspiration in order to nourish our spirits during challenging times: things like friendship, art, movement, music – these all encourage us to open our hearts and allow us to face challenges with more ease.  

I am absolutely filled with gratitude for this practice of Kirtan Chant that I have so joyfully invited into my life.  We are all part of something greater and the singing of Divine names together with others is a beautiful way to tap into this; to allow our true selves to shine through and to truly know the connection that we have with all that is. And this knowing is what will see us through even the most challenging of times.

Jai!! May we all play!!Kirtan at Lotus Centre, London, ON with Allison Menegoni and Rob Menegoni

Lotus Centre Kirtan, London, ON – photo by Richard Gilmore