Take a Chant on Me

How a nice Jewish girl ended up

We descended through the deserted small towns of the Catskill Mountains, the six of us in Zenzalai's car, wending our way back to Manhattan, chanting in the call-and-response of siddha yoga. I was behind the wheel, because Zenzalai, the brilliant jazz singer I'd met during my week at the ashram, had broken her foot. The second day, Zenzalai had been rushing forward to receive

shaktipa

--literally "descent of grace," in which the guru transmits spiritual energy to the seeker--off the tip of a peacock feather.

CHOICE CHANTING


Om Namah Shivaya
Robert Gass
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Om Namo Bhagavate Muktananadaya
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
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Pilgrim Heart
Krishna Das
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From the Circle of Saints
Sri Laxmi Naranyan Tiwari
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Chants of India
Ravi Shankar
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