Girish is an internationally touring world music artist, teacher, and author. He began his music career as a jazz drummer, spent five years as a monk in a Hindu monastery, returned to music as a session tabla player on more than a hundred world music albums, and for the past twelve years has written, recorded, and performed his own original music and taught Sanskrit mantras and chanting in music festivals and yoga studios all over the world. His six albums have received critical acclaim from O, The Oprah Magazine, Yoga Journal, and The Guardian, among others. Girish's book, Music and Mantras, continues Girish's mission to share the art of meditation through music and mantra with the world. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
"Let the masterful Girish lead you on a journey of spiritual
unfoldment through the vibrations of mantra. The practices in
Music and Mantras will transform and uplift you; listen and
follow."--Yogi Cameron, bestselling author, yoga & Ayurveda
"Girish is one of the rare, few integrators of the power of traditional chanting with exquisite contemporary musical artistry. For years I've found his chanting to be profoundly moving. And now with his book, Music and Mantras, you too can be enchanted and transformed through Girish's enlightened words and voice. This book will illuminate your mind and enhance your life with the power of mantra and chanting."--Dan Leven, director of Leven Institute for Expressive Movement and faculty member at Kripalu Center
"Music & Mantras is a beautiful contribution to all of us who seek greater harmony in our lives. It artfully combines ancient chanting with modern applications to heal our bodies and free our souls."--Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of The Big Leap and Conscious Loving
"Music and Mantras is a must read for all those looking to deepen their awareness of Bhakti Yoga. Girish dives into the many facets of voice, sacred pronunciation and meanings to create a very rewarding and thorough experience for readers."--Sridhar Silberfein, producer/creator of Bhaktifest, producer of "River of Love"
"In this beautiful book, Girish shares his long and wonderful relationship and experiences blending the practice of Chanting and Music."