Akasha Blue Sky

by Bhakti House Band

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2 FULL 78-minute discs (over 2.5 hours of music)

Led by Texas mantra musicians Randall and Kristin Brooks, the Bhakti House Band presents an East-meets-West fusion of percussion-driven instrumentation, rich harmonies, Sanskrit mantra and kirtan, and inspirational English lyrics with the intention of creating a sacred space for listeners to surrender their minds to the rhythmic groove of the heart.

Akasha Blue Sky is the harmonious sound of two souls’ dharma (divine purpose) merging into one… the birth of a lifelong dream filled with possibility, peace, and purpose. Our intention is to use music and sacred mantra to encourage all of us to live and act from the heart--to focus on what will unite humanity rather than separate...

"Beyond political divition, race, and religion, join in the vision, now on a mission of love, peace, and harmony." ~Bailee Brooks of Peace Love OM Project, age 11.

Proceeds benefit the Peace Love OM Project:

“The chief aim of the Peace Love OM Project is to provide opportunities that inspire, educate, and enable the youth of this planet to engage their "TAGS" (Talents, Abilities, and Gifts in Seva, or loving service) to raise cultural and communal awareness as well as promote the celebration of love, peace, and harmony within the diversity of humanity.”

More about Randall & Kristin Brooks:

Named one of Origin Magazine’s Inspiring Community Leaders in 2012 and one of its Favorite Couples Working Together to Shift the Planet in 2013, Randall and Kristin passionately believe it is every human’s responsibility to use their talents, abilities, and gifts to serve and uplift humanity. Their non-profit organization, the Peace Love OM Project, reaches out to children of all ages to provide projects that allow them to do just that. Also noteworthy is the captivating title track of their recently released second album, Akasha Blue Sky. The piece is a collaboration of 18 children from various cultures and traditions singing for "Love, Peace, and Harmony". This inspiring song has quickly garnered attention from philanthropists and peace organizations all over the world.

Since the 2011 release of their first award-winning album, Nada Bhakti: The Sound of Devotion, they have gained thousands of loyal fans in more than 52 countries. This worldwide support inspired two new releases in 2014: Akasha Blue Sky, benefiting their non-profit, the Peace Love Om Project; and the first volume of their new mantra sound meditation series, Sounds of the Sun Volume 1: Gayatri Mantra, all available on iTunes and Amazon.

- See more at: bhaktihouseband.com/peace_love_om_project/

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released May 31, 2014

Produced by Kristin Brooks, Akasha Records
Copyright 2010-2014 Randall & Kristin Brooks. All rights reserved.
Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered at Patrick McGuire Recording (Arlington, TX)
Cover Art by Bhavin Userofreality
Photography by Joy Sanchez (JoySanchezPhotography.com)
Addition Artwork by Ivy Devi Art

MUSICIANS

Randall Brooks: lead vocal, harmonium, African goat bell (7, 17) ;)
Kristin Brooks: lead vocal, piano, harmonium (6, 16), various percussion
Sam Hobbs: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, Hammond B-3
Tony Alcorn: doumbek, congas, various percussion
Allen Astin: mridangam, kartals

Surya Lori Carey: tambourine & various percussion
Brent Dacus: drum kit (4, 8, 14, 18)
Tracy Darling: tingsha
Wayne Darling: Native American flute (5, 15)
Rocky Gribble: guitar (3, 6, 9, 13, 16, 19); banjo (7, 17)
Cornell Kinderknecht: flute (1, 6, 10, 11, 16, 20)
Patrick McGuire: bass (3, 12, 13)
Jeff Newton: vocals (4); crystal bowls (1, 10, 11, 20)
Nick Phelps: sitar
Rich Stitzel: drum kit & various percussion (5, 15)
Paradiso Turturici: didgeridoo (5, 15)
Rasamayi Turturici: singing bowls & merkaba (5, 15)

Texas House Bhaktas:
Melissa Aday, Surya Lori Carey, Wallace Chase, Katy Hobbs, Tim Lyons, Michael McDowell, Jeff Newton, Shanti Webb

Peace Love OM Project: Blue Sky Kids (track 5, Blue Sky):
Jaya Astin, Bailee Brooks, Fen Brooks, Hannah Brooks, Ivy Brooks (Ivy Devi), Sadie Brooks, Aaron Brown, AJ Brown, Atlanta Brown, Asia Brown, Cailey Cunningham, Arthur Darling, Gage Hobbs, Lowdon Hobbs, Gabriel Hochberg, Rasa Lila Saxena, Aspen Ware

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Led by Texas mantra musicians Randall and Kristin Brooks, the Bhakti House Band presents an East-meets-West fusion of percussion-driven instrumentation, rich harmonies, Sanskrit mantra and kirtan, and inspirational English lyrics with the intention of creating a sacred space for listeners to surrender their minds to the rhythmic groove of the heart. ... more

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Track Name: Harmony (Guru Shishya Mantra)
Harmony (Guruśiṣya Mantra)

oṁ saha nāvavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha vīryaṁ karavāvahai
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu
mā vidviṣāvahai
oṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
Track Name: Savitri Gayatri (Gayatri Mantra)
Savitṛ Gāyatrī

oṁ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tat savitur vareṇyaṁ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ prachodayāt
Track Name: Jai Ganesha Deva
Jai Gaṇeśa Deva

vakratuṇḍa mahākāya
sūrya koṭī samaprabha
nirvighnaṁ kuru me deva
sarva kāryeṣu sarvadā

jai gaṇeśa deva jai gaṇeśa deva
gaṇeśa śaranam śaranam gaṇeśa
oṁ gaṇeśa, oṁ gaṇeśa
oṁ gaṇeśāya namaḥ
Track Name: Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam
Mahā Lakṣmī Aṣṭakam

namaste'stu mahā māye śrī pīṭhe sura pūjite śaṅkha cakra gadā haste mahālakṣmī namo'stute
namaste garuḍā rūḍhe kolā sura bhayaṅkari sarva pāpa hare devi mahālakṣmī namo'stute
sarvajñe sarva varade sarva duṣṭa bhayaṅkari sarva duḥkha hare devi mahālakṣmī namo'stute
siddhi buddhi prade devi bhukti mukti pradāyini mantra pūte sadā devi mahālakṣmī namo'stute

oṁ śrīṁ mahā lakṣmyai namaḥ namastasyai, namastasyai

ādyanta rahite devi ādya śakti maheśvari yogaje yoga sambhūte mahālakṣmī namo'stute
sthūla sūkṣma mahā raudre mahā śakti mahodare mahā pāpa hare devi mahālakṣmī namo'stute
padmāsana sthite devi parabrahmā svarūpiṇi parameśi jagan mātaḥ mahālakṣmī namo'stute

oṁ śrīṁ mahā lakṣmyai namaḥ namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai

śvetāmbara dhare devi nānālaṅkāra bhūṣite jagat sthite jagan mātaḥ mahālakṣmī namo'stute
mahālakṣmī aṣṭakam stotraṁ yaḥ paṭhed bhakti mānaraḥ sarva siddhi mavāpnoti rājyaṁ prāpnoti sarvadā

oṁ śrīṁ mahā lakṣmyai namaḥ namastasyai, namastasyai

eka kāle paṭhennityaṁ mahā pāpa vināśanam dvikālam yaḥ paṭhennityaṁ dhana dhānya samanvitaḥ
trikālaṁ yaḥ paṭhennityaṁ mahā śatru vināśanam mahālakṣmīr bhavennityaṁ prasannā varadā śubhā
Track Name: Blue Sky (FREE DOWNLOAD feat. children of Peace, Love, OM Project)
Blue Sky

"you are like the blue sky vibrating everywhere" (~Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati)

there was a little girl who held for the world a vision no one understood
a place of harmony, peace, and love yeah all the things we see as good
she said her prayers at night and knew one day she just might
realize her dream right here and now
love, peace, and harmony

she grew up in a world where what the eyes could see
didn't match with what she felt inside
under the surface she knew there could be so much more
to a mind and heart that's open wide. she could see
love, peace, and harmony

love wide as the blue sky...

don't ya die with the music still in ya now... because ya know...

there is a child within us all who can hear the call
to love, peace, and harmony no matter how small
be the change you wanna see in your heart you'll find the key
open up the door and see how beautiful we all can be
the human race is here and we are drawing near
to a place where we can live from love and not from fear
in my father's house are many rooms
with christians, hindus, jains, and jews,
muslims, seiks, and all other blooms--
but there's only One behind the costumes!
don't assume the fear role, let the love take control
feed your own as you feed the world's soul and know...
now is where we start, we all have a part,
to look honestly into our own heart
then you will feel the truth, and see the world new
and know that love wide as the blue sky is in you

"the state of blue sky..." (~Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati)

aho (tibetan/native american)

mitakuye oyasin (lakota)

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

salam shalom selah shalom (arabic/hebrew)

amazing grace! how sweet the sound, that saved a soul like me!
i once was lost but now am found, was blind but now i see (~john newton, 1779)

love is our truest form...
peace is what we sing for

love, peace, and harmony

there is a little girl who holds for the world
a vision we're starting to understand
can you see?
love, peace, and harmony
can you hear it?
love, peace, and harmony
if we can feel it
love, peace, and harmony
we can be it! now!
love, peace, and harmony
in our world...in all worlds
love, peace, and harmony

she said her prayers at night
knowing one day she might be free...
i'm free! i'm free! i'm free!
livin' in the blue sky
flying free in the blue sky, blue sky

this is the time and place
feel the grace and embrace
with haste don't waste the gifts we've been given
now we're livin' in the blue sky
flying free in the blue sky, blue sky
beyond political division race and religion
join in the vision now on a mission
of love peace and harmony
cause we're livin' in the blue sky
flying free in the blue sky, blue sky

happy and free...

lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhinō bhavantū
oṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
śāntiḥ oṁ
Track Name: Govinda Radhe Shyam
Govīnda Rādhe Śyām

vasudeva sutaṁ devaṁ kaṃsa cāṇūra mardanam
devakī paramānandaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vande jagadgurum
atasī puṣpa saṅkāśaṁ hāra nūpura śobhitam
ratna kaṅkaṇa keyūraṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vande jagadgurum
kuṭilālaka saṁyuktaṁ pūrṇacandra nibhānanam
vilasat kuṇḍaladharaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vande jagadguram

govīnda rādhe śyām gopāla rādhe rādhe śyām

govīnda rādhe śyām gopāla rādhe rādhe śyām
govīnda rādhe rādhe śyām jai śrī rādhe rādhe śyām

govīnda gopāla jai rādhe rādhe śyām

rādhe rādhe rādhe śyām

vasudeva sutaṁ devaṁ kaṃsa cāṇūra mardanam
devakī paramānandaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vande jagadgurum
Track Name: Moola Mantra (Texas Mula Hoedown mix)
Moola Mantra

oṁ saccidānanda parabrahmā
puruṣotama paramātma
śrī bhagavati sametha
śrī bhagavate namaḥ
hari oṁ tat sat
Track Name: Be Still and Know (Remember I AM)
Be Still and Know (Remember I AM)

a-u-ṁ
out here on the open sea, trying to stay above, struggling to breathe
seems i've been here so long i don't remember where i'm from
darkness covers the face of the deep out here on this raging sea
i feel a hand reach out for me remember me, remember me

remember, remember, remember me, remember

we are born into this life, how quickly we forget and buy into the strife
seems we've been here so long we don't remember where we're from
darkness covers the face of the deep out here on samsara's sea
can you feel the hand reach for you and me remember me, remember me

remember, remember, remember me, remember

pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṁ
pūrnāt pūrṇam udacyate
pūrṇasya pūrnam ādāya
pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate
oṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ

be still and know that I AM that I AM
be still and know that I AM you

remember me
when you remember me you remember you
a-u-ṁ
Track Name: OM Namah Shivaya (Shivo'ham)
Oṁ Namaḥ Śivāya

oṁ namaḥ śivāya
śivo'haṁ
Track Name: Closing Prayers
Closing Prayers

brahmānandaṁ parama sukhadaṁ kevalaṁ jnānamūrtiṁ
dvandvātītaṁ gagana sadṛśaṁ tattvamasyādi lakṣyam
ekaṁ nityaṁ vimalam acalaṁ sarvadhī sākṣibhutaṁ
bhāvātitaṁ triguṇarahitaṁ sadguruṁ taṁ namāmi

lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhinō bhavantū
oṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ