New Music, Deva The Instrumental Meditations
New Music, Deva The Instrumental Meditations
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Namaste friends,

I trust this newsletter finds you all healthy and in good spirits, despite these turbulent times.

As usual, life continues to amaze and challenge us. We find ourselves changed after the events of these past months.  For Deva and me, it has been a time of reduced travel and moments of deep connection with each other, especially on a musical level.

For many years now we have enjoyed inviting great musicians to join us on tour, helping us to raise the quality of our musical expression.  The reason for this is that we have always wanted to give you the very best possible experience whenever you came to see us.  
Over the years we have introduced you to such great artists as beloved Manose, Joby Baker, Spencer Cozens, Rishi, Miles Bould, Maneesh de Moor, Rainer Scheurenbrand, and Ravi Freeman.

This is in addition to our occasional guests who have graced the stages with us, such as Rickie Byars, John Densmore (legendary drummer of The Doors), Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band), Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, Sati Kazanova, Sudha, Denis Kucherov, Nastya Saraswati, C.C. White, Wah!, Jahnavi Harrison and Michael Beckwith etc....  All these musical, creative giants have brought extra magic to our mantras and to our gatherings.

But lately, because of the COVID 19 and the enforced lockdown, Deva and I have been given the great opportunity to rediscover the magic and power that happens when the two of us simply sing and play together.  To be quite honest, we'd forgotten!  Surrounded by so many great musicians, we'd focused on a bigger sound and less on intimacy.

It is a great lesson then, that in every situation there is always the opportunity for us to find ways to be creative and positive.  Stranded in a Costa Rican jungle, Deva and I have been singing our hearts out.  Not only to each other and the birds and animals that live here, but to the many thousands of you who joined us for our daily online OM/Gayatri meditations.

I can't tell you just how much we have enjoyed these gatherings with you.  It felt, even though we are apart physically, that spiritually, we are connected. We felt the pulse of community in the silence of our meditations all across the world.

Sadly, we have been forced to postpone all our concerts and ecstatic chant events through the summer and now we are hoping for better news regarding our autumn touring schedule.  Hopefully, we will be reconnected eye to eye and well as heart to heart very soon.  
If not, we will continue our live online OM/Gayatri mantra gatherings. 

Meanwhile, we send you all our love and every good wish and blessing on your own personal journey.  Remember, we are always just a mantra away from each other.  
Our Global Gayatri Sangha is founded on compassion, forgiveness and gratitude, so let these basic values support and inspire you in the days to come.
Until we meet again, stay strong, shine your light on the world - and keep singing!

With love from Deva and myself,


weekly LIVE ONLINE MEDITATIOn & the Global gayatri sangha FACEBOOK community

By sharing 77 consecutive days of meditation and celebration online, a community of fellow travellers, soul brothers and sisters has arisen. 
Join us every Saturday for our OM/Gayatri Meditation.  You can tune in via Facebook or Instagram and find the meditation later on Youtube.

1 pm -  Los Angeles
3 pm -  Mexico City
4 pm -  New York/Santiago de Chile
5 pm -  Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires
9 pm -  London
10 pm - Berlin
11 pm - Moscow
6 am - Sydney/Brisbane 

We also invite you to join our Global Gayatri Sangha Facebook Group.  Here you have the possibility to come together with other like-minded fellow travellers around the globe, to be able to share your realisations, meditation techniques, your songs, dreams and stories ... your experiences.  And maybe even to find a fellow traveller in your neighbourhood.  Who knows what miracles await!


deva instrumental meditations

This week we celebrate the release of DEVA (The Instrumental Meditations). Featuring Joby Baker, Manose, & Anoushka Shankar. 

The album DEVA (The Instrumental Meditations) invites the listener to explore the music from a totally fresh perspective. An aid to meditation and relaxation, The Instrumental Meditations - minus all vocals - is a work of languid calm and beauty.

The album features beloved Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose and Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joby Baker - both long-term collaborators of Deva Premal & Miten in the studio and on stage – together with guest contributions from sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.

The album is bookended by two versions of Deva’s touchstone mantra, Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra. This is an album that, left on repeat, will fill your room with a delicate, aural perfume.

We hope you enjoy this musical offering as much as we do.

~ "Thanks for creating music of such quality that caresses my whole being!"

~ "Truly a beautiful album - congratulations to each of you and thank you for the masterpiece!!!"

~ "Thank you for this powerful music medicine."

~ "This is AMAZING MUSIC To meditate with, and to do EVERYTHING else..."

~ "So Magnificent - thank you."

~ "I can hear her voice and I can enjoy the music! It’s indeed a beautiful album and I mean both with and without. Perfect for an evening looking at nature after a long week of hard work. Feeling right."

~ "Moving and exquisite" 💚💚💚💚💚💚

~ "At first I missed Deva's voice but her presence infuses the hauntingly beautiful strands." 💚💚💚

~ "I love this album soooooo much!!! The Vakratunda Mahakaya makes my heart swell and brings tremendous joy to my heart and tears to my eyes - incredible and beautiful. I listen to it daily ✨💖✨ Thank you so much for creating this album."

Seven Chakra Gayatri

Tour UpdatES

Our concerts from September onward in North America and Europe are still scheduled and we are are very much hoping to be with you all. However, the travel and event restrictions are changing all the time, so at this point we cannot say what will be possible. If we can be there - we will be. We will let you know once we have an update. In the meantime, please check the local event pages for the most up to date information. 

world tour 2020
tour dates 2020
Tickets & Info

Gayatri Mantra BeaD

miten ami and deva mantra bead being created mantra bead
OM  Bhur Bhuvah Swaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat

The Gayatri Mantra, said to be the oldest prayer known to humanity, contains the supreme essence of all mantras.  It is a prayer to the sun, asking that all sentient beings become enlightened, and it purifies all who come in contact with it.

These Gayatri mantra beads are created by our dear friend and mystic goldsmith Ami Ben-Hur. They are 24 karat organic gold (note: organic gold denotes gold that has not been mined or extracted from the earth but has given itself to the surface such as in rivers and streams etc). 
As each bead is being made, it is imbued with the sound of Deva & Miten chanting the mantra.

Ami will be crafting the Gayatri mantra beads during this week's live Gayatri Mantra Global Meditation (more information below).  To receive a bead created during the meditation, simply note "GMGM" in the comments of your order.  You can pre-order the beads or order one after the meditation while supplies last.

Deva tells the story of the mantra beads - click here.
Info & Order Here

Global Days of Unity

global days of unity
Every third Saturday of the month, our weekly Saturday meditation is part of the Global Days of Unity. That's when we come together to chant 108 repetitions of the Gayatri Mantra. And be sure to check out the full weekend of events from Global Days of Unity.

Manose Meditations

Join our beloved Manose for his daily meditations live from his home in California.

He has offered 85+ days of the MahaMrityunjaya mantra, meditation, and story so far!  You can join him daily on Instagram or Facebook at 11:11 PST.

Animal Sangha

dog and meditation cat meditation dog meditation

We love receiving photos of your pets and animal friends who enjoy the meditations alongside us all! 

Our beloved Sachi is doing very well! 

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“There is no greater luxury than meditation. Meditation is the last luxury because it is the ultimate love affair.”
~ Osho ~
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