Music for Kai Chi Do

Tazdeen Rashid offering music for Kai Chi DoOur friend Tazdeen “Taz” Rashid is a musician and DJ who travels the world providing music for conscious events.  Taz wrote the music for The Depths song at the beginning of Kai Chi Do, and the Earth Declarations song that closes each Kai Chi Do session, so you’ve already had a little taste of his tunes.

Taz teaches “My Best Playlist” workshops that show you how to hone your instinctive listening and intuitive teaching skills to “mix beats”. For Kai Chi Do instructors, taking the time to focus on developing the role of music in your classes allows you to feel more confident about how music is enhancing your teaching, while you expand your music library.

Taz has a special offer of his music for Kai Chi Do Instructors and the Kai Chi Do community.  He is offering a license to use his music in Kai Chi Do classes in any public performance – or just for your listening pleasure and personal spiritual journey.  The package includes 9 albums.  It also includes 20 playlists that Taz put together for yoga festivals such as Wanderlust and Yoga Journal live events.  Normally Taz charges $135 for this license, but with the code kaichido it’s a one time fee of $50.   Just click the link:

https://mybestplaylist.samcart.com/products/essential-collection/

discount code: kaichido

Enjoy!

 

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Bhaktifest was uplifting and exhilarating and joyous, as usual.

We love bringing Kai Chi Do to that harmonic crowd!  They’re on our wavelength and it just gets higher from there.

It’s a blessing to be a part of the experience.  And a privilege for us to share.

There is something so intimate about us opening to the flow of Life Energy together.  The breath of Life.  The intimacy of relaxing our minds and opening our hearts.  Feeling our connection.

The music can take you there.

So, speaking of harmonies, here are the Kai Chi Do music playlists from the June 20th – 22nd Bhaktifest celebration.

Sharing them with much Love:

FRIDAY artist album
The End of Suffering – Thich Nhat Hanh 7:16 Thich Nhat Hanh/Gary Malkin Graceful Passages
Jai Ganesh 8:35 Jaya Lakshmi with Ananda Kirtronica
Nataraj 7:22 Jaya Lakshmi with Ananda Kirtronica
Govinda Radhe (featuring Srikala) 4:20 Srikalogy Kirtan Sessions – Vol. 1
Social Distortion 4:32 MC I-AM & MantraMatrix Dance Away Your Density
Manojvam (Dhyaan Shlok) 3:46 Pandit Jasraj Hanuman Upasana
108 Names of Lord Hanuman 19:16 Pandit Jasraj Hanuman Upasana
Karuna Sagari Ma 7:48 CC White This is Soul Kirtan!
Outro: Grains 0:29 India Arie Testimony, Vol. 2: Love and Politics
You are the Lover 3:26 Srikalogy Kirtan Sessions – Vol. 1
Javanese Lullaby 2:22 Cory Alan Carlick Elbulbin
SATURDAY artist album
The End of Suffering – Thich Nhat Hanh 7:16 Thich Nhat Hanh/Gary Malkin Graceful Passages
Steamworks 4:36 The Presets Beams
Asha 5:55 Asha Puthli
Beachball (Full Mix) 7:30 Nalin and Kane Single
Bole 2 Harlem 4:12 Bole 2 Harlem Bole 2 Harlem, Vol. 1
Mama Don’t Cry 4:31 Colinwud Jehovah
Destiny feat. Kayo 7:09 Veeresh and the Humanivers… Our Sacred Earth
From Here to Eternity (Superdub) 9:32 Giorgio Moroder Bang Your Party (20 Years of Caus-N-ff-ct)
All Im Sayin 5:13 Spinnaface Feel The Shine
Ganesh Is Fresh (Omstrumental) 3:33 MC Yogi Elephant Powered Omstrumentals
Karuna Sagari Ma 7:48 C.C. White This Is Soul Kirtan!
Sita Ram (feat. Go Ray & Duke, Srikala, Luminahdi & Brand X) 5:59 Srikalogy Kirtan Sessions – Vol. 1
Om Shree Hanumate Namah (Jaap – Meditation) 8:45 Pandit Jasraj Hanuman Upasana
African Healing Dance (feat. Wyoma) 6:47 At One African Healing Dance – Single
Tan-Ju (Tangerine Juice) [Bonus Track] 3:29 Veeresh and the Humanivers… Love in Action
Javanese Lullaby 2:22 Cory Alan Carlick Elbulbin
SUNDAY artist album
The End of Suffering – Thich Nhat Hanh 7:16 Thich Nhat Hanh/Gary Malkin Graceful Passages
Jai Kali Ma 7:57 Bhagavan Das Now
Best Day of My Life 3:14 American Authors Oh, What a Life
Jaya Guru Deva 4:11 Ajna Dance With the Universe
Ganesha / AbunDance 9:17 MC I-AM & MantraMatrix Dance Away Your Density: Mantra Mash-Up
No Boundary feat. Kayo 7:38 Veeresh and the Humanivers… Our Sacred Earth
These Words (I Love You, I Love You) 6:19 Natasha Bedingfield These Words (I Love You, I Love You)
One Heart (Space Echo Mix) 8:11 Lenny Fontana Bang Your Party (20 Years of Caus-N-ff-ct)
Human Behaviour (Extended Dark Trance Club Mix) 7:35 Global Bass Players 50 Techno Electro Tunes, Vol. 1
METRONOME By Dj Victor – House Music Minimal Tech Long Version – 2010 8:42 DJ VICTOR SAXONICA DJ VICTOR
Happiness 5:21 Veeresh and the Humanivers… Love in Action
Om Hraum Mitraya 4:28 Deva Premal Music to Quiet the Mind
Karuna Sagari Ma 7:48 C.C. White This Is Soul Kirtan!
Javanese Lullaby 2:22 Cory Alan Carlick Elbulbin

Happy Independence Day!

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Bhaktifest California 2012

Kai Chi Do at Bhaktifest 2012 Joshua Tree, California

Bhaktifest 2012 at Joshua Tree, California was AMAZING!  If you were there, just close your eyes now, take a deep breath, and another deep breath, and feel the energy come alive again!

And in case you didn’t make it there this year – just close your eyes now, take a deep breath, and another deep breath, and listen to the music.  Join us there in spirit.  In this moment.  Right now.  We’ll meet you there.

Many Blessings!

Friday morning

The End of Suffering………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin, from the Graceful Passages album
Glorious Sun…………………..Bhakti Brothers Remix featuring MC Yogi
Kali Maheshwari……………..Lokah
Life is Good…………………….Michael Beckwith, the Transcendence album
Om Namo……………………….Eeday, on the Yoga Revolution album
Energetic Shapeshifter…….Michael Beckwith
Amma (extended version)..James Asher and Sivamani
Home…………………………….Bole 2 Harlem
Eurodancer…………………….DJ Mangoo
Om Nama Shivaya…………..Wizard of ozO
The Signal………………………Bertycox
Ft Jasmine Kara……………..Jonay, from the Skydiving album
La Boite a Track………………Electronischebasisgeluide
Tara……………………………….K-Liv
Padmasambhava……………..K-Liv
Jaya Radha Madhava……….Brain Control
Javanese Lullaby……………..Cory Alan Carlick

Saturday morning

The End of Suffering………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin, from the Graceful Passages album
Something New is Coming (Remix) by Tazdeen Rashid and Charles Robinson
Hymn of the Big Wheel…….Massive Attack
House That Body……………..Eddie Thoneick presents Elementis
All I’m Sayin’……………………Spinnaface
Sometimes Enough…………..The Black Seeds
Hoya Hoye……………………….Bole 2 Harlem
One with Fire…………………..Front 242
Gangnam Style…………………Psy
Land of Legends……………….Zero Project
Tara………………………………..K-Liv
Twameva…………………………Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach
Javanese Lullaby……………..Cory Alan Carlick

Sunday morning

The End of Suffering………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin, from the Graceful Passages album
Adventure in Paradise………Michael Beckwith
Metronome……………………..DJ Victor
Deep Blue………………………..Mootiv
Kali Maheshwari………………Lokah
Story of a Boy…………………..ToneSmasher
Choir Assembled………………Danilo Mazzeo
Dance Tonight………………….Capashen
Cafe Del Mar……………………Sirkhan
Hot (Club Mix)…………………Inna
The Lake………………………….Paul Winter Consort
Mystic Cord of Memory…….Michael Beckwith
Tara………………………………..K-Liv
One Day in Heaven…………..Michael Beckwith
Fiddler’s Friend……………….Breezeless
Javanese Lullaby……………..Cory Alan Carlick

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Music to Connect You - Monk at gateThe Kai Chi Do Weekend Retreat last weekend was phenomenal!

Every Retreat is different, but we’ve seen time and time again that each group is the perfect combination of people.  We become a community as we own the reflection of ourselves in each other – the struggles that are familiar and resonate in our own experience, the tears that speak for all of us, the authenticity that inspires us all to courage, the kindness and compassion that transforms us, as we love people anyway, as we love ourselves anyway, in spite of our flaws and our missteps, in our joy as well as our terror.

We are powerful beyond our wildest imaginations.  And when we’re a community, that’s when the real magic happens.  Perhaps you can feel it too – in the music.

Root Meditation
The End of Suffering…………..by Gary Malkin and Thich Nhat Hanh
Padmasambhava……………….by k-liv on jamendo.com
Tara………………………………..by k-liv
Kyosui (O-daiko)……………….by Kodo
Mantra – Om Namaha Shivay.by Vyanah. Full CD available on vyanah.com
River Run…………………………by Paul Winter Consort
Om Mani Padme Hum…………by Jonathan Goldman
Glass Idol…………………………by Paul Hoppe and Tim Wheater
Moola Mantra Incantation…..by Deva Premal
Moola Mantra Invocation……by Deva Premal

Saturday Morning Kai Chi Do
The End of Suffering…………..by Gary Malkin and Thich Nhat Hanh
Open Minded Medal…………..by Kellee Maize (I love this!)
This Little Light of Mine……..by Gospel Dream
A Oracao Do Amor…………….by Iras
Everything is in You…………..by Jai Uttal
Amma (Extended Mix)……….by James Asher
Hara Hara Bom…………………by Jai Uttal
All I’m Sayin’…………………….by Spinnaface, on the Free Music Archive
Crazy Beatz………………………by L&M Project
Enur (featuring Natasja)…….by Calabria
House that Body………………..Eddie Thoneick presents Elementis
Rain in the Sun………………….by David Gordon
5 Minute Power Meditation…Music for Meditation and Relaxation
Journey to Shambala………….by Oliver Shanti and Friends
Superhero…………………………by Flooze
Ave Maria…………………………by Icons of R&B
Javanese Lullaby……………….by Cory Alan Carlick

Fire Meditation
Gopala Lullaby…………………..by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach
Shakti……………………………….by Wah!
Prayer to the Buddha Maitreya by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach
Jai Kali Ma…………………………by Bhagavan Das
Prayer to Shakyamuni………….by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach
Om Namo Bhagavate……………by Desert Dwellers
Lilies on the Lake………………..by Michael Hoppe and Tim Wheater
Rain in the Sun……………………by David Gordon
Lotus Call Part 1………………….by Budi Siebert
Mantra………………………………by Krishna Das
Being and Time……………………by Swear and Shake

Sunday morning Kai Chi Do
The End of Suffering…………..by Gary Malkin and Thich Nhat Hanh
Sri Suktam………………………..by Shanti Shanti
African Skies…………………….by African Tribal Orchestra
Kali Maheshwari………………..by Lokah
Amma (Extended Mix)……….by James Asher
Karuna Sagari Ma……………….by C.C. White
Hara Hara Bom…………………by Jai Uttal
Dance Shiva Dance……………..by Jai Uttal
Varanasi…………………………..by Naid
It’s About Love………………….by C.C. White
Kebab Connection………………by dunkelbunt
At Sunrise…………………………by Desert Pearl
The Beauty Way…………………by Douglas Spotted Eagle and James Bilogody
Shanti (Peace Out)………………by MC Yogi
Blessed Be the Rain……………..by Miriam Venus
Psalms 23………………………….by India Arie and MC Lyte
Javanese Lullaby……………….by Cory Alan Carlick

Many Blessings!

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Photo:  “Paradise is Here!” by Eddi van W. on Flickr Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

 

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Charles Robinson leading a Hot Tub Chi Circle

Charles is back from his week in California, where he spent 4 mornings teaching Kai Chi Do at Bhaktifest.  The festival took place at Joshua Tree Retreat Center, a gorgeous desert oasis.

Days were hot and nights were cool, and it rained – poured, in fact – two nights in a row, which is remarkable in a place that gets less than 5 inches of rain a year.

I told Charles he’s a rainmaker, calling on that Water Element.

During the festival, Kai Chi Do Air and Fire were held on the dusty land, and Kai Chi Do Water was held in the pool or hot tub.  It’s a big hot tub!  And the sessions were phenomenal!

Participants came to Bhaktifest from all over the world, to celebrate and surrender into the Divine. And Kai Chi Do gave them the experience of the 3 Connections – to Source, Self, and Others.  It’s the thorny brilliant challenge of human life that we need all 3 of these Connections – to Source, Self, and Others – to allow life to flow freely.  We believe that’s what Bhakti really is – a living, breathing, loving relationship with Life.

We’ve received some emails asking for more info on the music used during the Kai Chi Do sessions, so here are Charles’ Bhaktifest playlists.   If you attended Bhaktifest and experienced Kai Chi Do there, we’d love to hear from you – Click the comment link below or send us an email!  Many Blessings!

Thursday, September 8th
The End of Suffering…………….Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Story of Ohm………………………by Paniq  (on Jamendo, royalty-free music)
La Danse des Ombres……………by 1.100.6.bl (weird name, good music) from the Prpgande Auditive album (on Jamendo)
Story of a Boy……………………..by ToneSmasher (on Jamendo)
The Signal…………………………..by BertycoX (on Jamendo)
Ft Jasmine Kara…………………..by Jonay from the Skydiving album (on Jamendo – we love you, Jamendo!)
Hot Sensations…………………….by IceSun (on Jamendo)
Farmer………………………………by RAS Nabu and Players Union from the Live it Up album (on Jamendo)
Deep Blue ………………………….by Mootiv (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
Tribal Phantasy……………………by J Verner
Land of Legends.………………….by zero-project (on Jamendo)
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Padmasambhava………………….by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Jaya Radha Madhava……………by Brain Control from the Tulasi Devi album (on Jamendo)
Javanese Lullaby………………….by Cory Alan Carlick

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Friday, September 9th
The End of Suffering……………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Jai Kali Ma………………………….by Bhagavan Das
East West……………………………by Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
Hymn of the Big Wheel………….by Massive Attack from the Blue Lines album
All I’m Sayin‘……………………….by Spinnaface from Feel the Shine album (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
California Dreaming 2004……..by Benny Benassi (sorry I couldn’t find you a good download site for this one)
Rock on Hanuman………………..by MC Yogi
Waka Waka………………………….by Shakira
Pocketful of Sunshine…………….by Natasha Bedingfield
Hoya Hoye…………………………..by Bole 2 Harlem
Karmacoma…………………………by Massive Attack from the Protection album
House that Body…………………..by Eddie Thoneick
Land of Legends……………………by zero-project from the Indian Spirit album (on Jamendo)
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Twameva…………………………….by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach from the Loveland album
Javanese Lullaby………………….by Cory Alan Carlick

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Saturday, September 10th
The End of Suffering……………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Ganesh is Fresh……………………by MC Yogi
All I’m Sayin’……………………….by Spinnaface from Feel the Shine album (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
Deep Blue……………………………by Mootiv (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
Son of Shiva………………………..by MC Yogi from the Elephant Power album
Hot (Club Mix)……………………….by Inna
Story of a Boy……………………..by ToneSmasher (on Jamendo)
The Signal.………………………….by BertycoX (on Jamendo)
Dance Tonight…………………….by Capashen (on Jamendo)
Acid Fighter……………………….by Soundgrabber
Moya Lubov……………………….by Nastya Yasnaya (on Jamendo)
Cafe del Mar……………………….by Sirkhan
The Lake…………………………….by Paul Winter Consort from the Wolf Eyes album
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Only Love…………………………..by Way Out West from the We Love Machine album
Javanese Lullaby………………….by Cory Alan Carlick
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Sunday, September 11th
The End of Suffering……………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Metronome…………………………by DJ Viktor from the Saxonica album (on Jamendo)
A Oracao Do Amor……………….by Iras (on Jamendo)
The Army Now…………………….by The Art of Noise from the Daft album
Baby…………………………………..by GreG (on Jamendo)
Don’t Stop Dancing……………….by Kaskade from the Dynasty album
Saxonica…………………………….by DJ Viktor (on Jamendo)
PorSiempre…………………………by Jorisma (on Jamendo)
DotA.…………………………………by Basshunter from the LOL album
Atlantica…………………………….by Irtman (on iTunes)
Bongos……………………………….by Andrew Kvik (on Jamendo)
Broken Stereo Acoustic…………by Sean Fournier from the Oh My album (on Jamendo)
Relax, Take it Easy……………….by Mika from the Life in Cartoon Motion album
Lilies on the Lake………………..by Michael Hoppe and Tim Wheater from The Yearning album
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Om Namo Bhagavate…………….by Desert Dwellers from the DownTemple Dub: Waves album
Say Amen……………………………by Skye from the Mind How You Go album
Javanese Lullaby.………………..by Cory Alan Carlick

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