"There is no doubt that Prema's expression, both vocally and musically is straight from the heart. This is a rarity even within the spiritual setting."
Prema's poems appeal to the childlike wonder in each of us, her raps touch both the heart and funny-bone, while her songs, chants, and instrumentals quiet the mind and speak softly to the soul. Songs of the Heart offers something from each aspect of Prema's multi-faceted repertoire as it reflects one source of inspiration: The living truth and beauty that in heart of all beings.
Track 1 - The Sculptor and the Stone (4:40)
Prema opens this album with her most-loved poem for the ageless child-spirit in each of us. Sweetly accompanied by the music of Vinny Falcone. Original poem by Prema Akasha.
Track 2 - Lokah Blessing (2:43)
This ancient Sanskrit blessing means, "May all beings everywhere be happy and free." Prema sings along with the ethereal tones of her zither -- in a tuning Prema stumbled upon in her muslcal explorations. Contact Prema if you'd like to know more about this stunningly simple instrument and how to create one of your own. Vocals and zither by Prema Akasha.
Track 3 - Surrender (5:09)
Inspired by the words of the beloved Indian sage, Ramana Maharshi, this song soothingly invites you into the restful surrender of being exactly as you are. Vocals and guitar by Prema Akasha.
Track 4 - There Is a Place (6:06)
This song is inspired by the mysterious communion of silence on retreat with Adyashanti and the lovers of truth who gather there. Vocals and guitar by Prema Akasha.
Track 5 - I Am Love (5:44)
This song was birthed during a collaborative project with the late Dr. Judith Cornell. It is a song about you and all beings. Vocals and guitar by Prema Akasha.
Track 6 - It's All Sublime (3:17)
Sublime: adj. Having spiritual value or worth.
From the top-secret recording studio of Prema's alter-self The Premanator comes the first dose of sublime-rhymes lovingly designed to annhiliate your mind... Vocals by the Premanator, beat by Tristan Giallini.
Track 7 - Light Waves (23:36)
This extended instrumental track featuring Prema's zither and tamboura with ocean waves is a beautiful backdrop for meditaiton, massage, and quiet times. It is played during the hour preceeding the broadcasts of Radio Adyashanti. Zither and Tamboura by Prema Akasha, Ocean sounds recorded by Lance Barkle
Track 8 - Healing Mantra (2:33)
This traditional Sanskrit "Mahamrityunjaya Mantra" is a meditation on the Absolute consciousness that sees through the three states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. One of the more potent of the ancient Sanskrit mantras, it is a call for enlightenment and is a practice of liberating the illusions of consciousness. Prema offers it as a prayer for healing on all levels of being, individual and collective. Vocals and zither by Prema Akasha.