“Songs of Grace,” first recorded in 1980 in California, was only available on cassette years ago. The album master was recently found in the Integral Yoga Archives, so now its on CD and digital download. It contains 14 tracks of Swami Satchidananda leading kirtan and prayers in Sanskrit, Tamil, and English languages, including several tracks from the Bhagavad Gita. A small group of students join in with rhythm instruments and responsive chanting. We’re offering a free download of one of the tracks in which Swami Satchidananda chants the 12th chapter (Bhakti Yoga) from the Bhagavad Gita. The Gita slokas were selected by Sri Swamiji as particularly important for students of Yoga. The Tamil songs are poems and prayers written by South India sages and saints from the 10th century and later that were favorites of his. English translation of the Tamil songs is provided here. These songs of grace are a means to opening the heart.
Integral Yoga Media is happy to announce the release of “Songs of Grace: Kirtan with a Master,” Chanted by Sri Swami Satchidananda & Students