The songs in this selection recreate the experience of being on retreat with Pir Shabda Kahn. The first,“Opening Bismallah Zikr” sets the stage and includes audience participation. In the second, “Zikr of the Morning Breeze,” Shabda talks briefly about zikr (a sacred phrase) and as the song progresses he leads one of his dances. “Zikr-Madhuvanti” is the afternoon zikr. The retreat ends with “May All Beings Be Well”: Sufi-Tibetan lovingkindness set to music.
Opening Bismallah Zikr (6:05 min.)
Zikr for the Morning Breeze (7:06 min.)
Zikr-Madhuvanti (6:25 min.)
May All Beings Be Well (2:05 min.)