Meditations on the Gita combines readings from the Bhagavad Gita by Ram Dass with musical accompaniments by John McDowell, Steve Gorn and Gardner Cole. Chants by Ram Dass, Diana Rogers and Shyamdas further elevate and inspire this essential meditation experience.
The Bhagavad Gita is a jewel of Hindu spiritual literature. It represents the essence of the Hindu path to union with God and it presents us with a profound vision of the goal of the mystic’s journey. It has been read and revered by spiritual teachers ranging from Mahatma Gandhi to Annie Besant.
Song is an appropriate image for the presentation of the Gita on this recording. Ram Dass’ readings and verses from the Gita are set against an underlying wave of music which carries from verse to verse and allows for the contemplation of the words and the ultimate meditative space to unfold. The last three tracks segue into various meditative chants that include Ram Dass, Diana Rogers and Shyamdas. Meditations on the Gita is a unique presentation of Ram Dass’ resonance with the teachings of the Gita.