A Generous Gift: The Mountains Hint at Our Beauty

Four-and-a-half years ago a group of talented artists, musicians, and poets, all lovers of Lama, began an audio project, focused around the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky, as a generous donation to the Foundation.

This week, we are very proud and excited to announce the CD release!

This 25 track album is a meditation of the heart. Each poem, read with musical accompaniment, imparts wisdom so sweetly that the listener is transported directly to the poet’s intent. 

All proceeds from the sales of this amazing project go directly to Lama, in support of Lama’s scholarship fund and of the land.

This is truly a treasure to be shared.
Listen and purchase on Bandcamp
Only $7.00, includes a 44 page booklet with poetry and photos.

“I just started listening, and I so needed to hear these readings today. Tears down my cheeks and tears from my heart. Thank you.”
— Maria Figliolia

“All the musicians and readers donated their time and talents to this project. A giant thanks to them: Jenny Bird – guitar, tanpura and voice; William Allaudin Mathieu – piano and voice; Habib – sitar, tabla, voice; Joseph McPherson – flutes. Christine Kahane sweetly read a poem with her dog helping. Mirabai Starr and Mona Haydar both read and blessed us, indeed. And no one got paid a penny, and all are glad.” 
— Daniel Ladinsky

“My hope is this CD will attract younger people to Lama who have a nourishing experience of the spiritual, or want to; and who have the essential work ethic to sustain their own precious lives, and impart love to whatever their hands touch.”
— Asha Greer

 

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