Monday, April 16, 2018

"Mantra: Sounds into Silence" (movie); Amber Larson, CC Liu (eds., Wisdom Quarterly

Mantra is a a movie about music, meditation, and chanting with songs from Deva Premal and Miten with Manose, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Lama Gyurme and Jean-Philippe Rykiel, C.C. White, Mirabai Ceiba, Gaura Vani, Nana Rao, and others.

It premiered Friday April 6-12, 2018 at Laemmle Monica in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach says, "This film overflows with life and love -- it offers a precious pathway from head to heart." Ram Dass says, "This film fed my soul." "Mantra is a a must-see for anyone who wants to pause and take a look within," says Dr. Deepak Chopra, "accompanied by soulful and uplifting music and singing."

This heartfelt film explores the growing phenomenon of mantra music and kirtan (devotional call and response singing big in Hinduism). It features leading artists in both performance and up close as it shares the experiences of those who live been transformed by the practice.

Mantra - Sounds into Silence (first trailer)

(Mantra - Sounds into Silence) Opening in U.S. theaters in the spring of 2018, visit the website to bring it to the community of your choice: This is a feature-length documentary that explores the new music and social phenomenon of spiritual chanting. Mantra shares stories of people who find healing and a sense of inner-peace by singing mantras together with others. The film also reveals how artists like Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Lama Gyurme, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, and MC Yogi came to this practice and how, over the years, it has transformed their lives.

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