Tara’s promise is a dedication to and an invocation of divine feminine compassion. The opening line, “I will travel with you until you get by…”, is a promise from Tara, from the great force of compassion, whispered to each and every being that we are never truly separated from love. Eric and I began writing it with gratitude to one of our teachers at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, Lama Palden.
The melody and lyrics for Guru Bodhicitta began in a moment where I began to glean non-referential love through Eric’s sheer presence (no paradox, just a simple truth:). It is an homage to the truth that love, the union of wisdom and compassion, is the wonderfully enduring and humbling, inescapable ultimate teacher.
Trace was born out of the cosmic laughter, a simple pointing to the place beyond words through music. Contemplating the Buddhist teaching that we might reach a place beyond the generation of karma, or ‘no trace’, the song began by embracing the equality of being beyond karma and seemingly being utterly sandwiched by it:)
|4.||Farewell My Friend||Lyrics||
Farewell my Friend is an homage to the continuity of love beyond death.
|5.||Follow the Sound||Lyrics||
Follow the Sound was born in the small Aspen grove on the way down the path from the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
|6.||Clear Light Black||Lyrics||
Clear Light Black is devoted to Prajnaparamita, the great unborn and undying spontaneous dis/appearance of wisdom and compassion that echoes in/as all things, everywhere.
Stain is about the perfect purity of our confusion and delusion.
|8.||Waiting for Moonlight||Lyrics||
Waiting for Moonlight is an homage to Bodhicitta.
Undone is about impermanence, falling apart, and the wisdom of letting go.
Maybe is a simple prayer to Love’s reign.