"With the spread of coronavirus affecting family, friends and communities across the globe, we need inner practices that help us keep our minds clear and our hearts open. We human beings have always been tested. Generations before us have gone through war, epidemics, economic depression, and famine. We know how to do this: how to steady our hearts and care for one another. This is our task again, now. One of the most helpful practices at such a time is generating compassion. This 13-minute practice is a way to hold yourself and all those around you in a heart of compassion." -- Jack Kornfield
There is so much tension now, in this day and age, with what’s happening between Iran and the United States, with what’s happening with climate change and so many other things that are challenging this essential nature of peace, but we have it within us to maintain this beautiful vibration of peace. So I ask you to chant this mantra, to gather in community, to sing together, use the tune in this link below the video or create your own tunes, and to chant it during the day on your way to school, as you’re taking your children to school, all of the ways that we can integrate this vibration into our lives and to make your voice known to your Congress people, to your community of the priority for peace, the priority for love and light and kindness on this Earth.
Please, don't talk to me about 'Pure Awareness' or 'Dwelling in the Absolute'. I want to see how you treat your partner, your kids, your parents, your precious body.
In June 2018, East Forest was invited to Ram Dass’ home in Maui to join in conversation and record brand new teachings from the legendary teacher. After capturing these words of wisdom, East Forest returned to his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah to compose the soundtrack to beautifully support each songs’ subject.