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You Were Born for a Time Such as This – Prayer Song Process

You Were Born for a Time Such as This – Prayer Song Process

“He who sings, prays twice” – St. Augustine At the Whidbey Institute I felt a download come to me to create "The Prayer Song Process" - which I have now done workshops on around the world. Just last night I completed another Prayer Song Process workshop in Sebastopol,...

Soul Song: A Life-Changing Event

Soul Song: A Life-Changing Event

This weekend I flew to San Francisco with my wife to attend the 4th Soul Song event - and I can honestly say it was amazing. Gary Malkin never ceases to inspire me, and his creation of this Soul Song experience was no exception. The hall was packed with people, an...

Rediscovering Jason Shulman’s CD Project, Unlock My Heart

Rediscovering Jason Shulman’s CD Project, Unlock My Heart

Reflections on the Value of Unearthing Creative Works Worth Listening to…. A dear friend and collaborator of mine, Saved by a Poem author Kim Rosen, told me about this remarkable spiritual teacher named Jason Shulman. I had heard of him from a number of people I...

I am Grateful – Musical FunRaiser for Nepal Orphanage

I am Grateful – Musical FunRaiser for Nepal Orphanage

The earthquakes in Nepal were devastating.   Temples, sacred sights, and orphanages were demolished. In association with the Dr. Pankaj Naram Seva Foundation I had been volunteering at an orphanage for several years that was hit particularly hard. The entire roof...

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Written as a result of conversation between Soren and Gary, after being asked the question:  “Soren, what were the conditions that made you decide that you would live your life according to that which would make your heart sing.? Ever since I was a young boy, I was...

The Miracle Worker

“Ring the bells that still can ring There is no perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.”  Leonard Cohen   I started playing the piano when I was 5 years old. I remember seeing this strange object with white and black keys on...

The Life-Affirming Power of Solace

  This state of gratitude is our natural state - the place that gives us access to the infinite flow of the Universe. And when we arrive there, it's becomes full circle, starting over, again and again, forever renewing and repeating itself, endlessly. This is...

Steer into the Skid

“When the unimaginable happens, steer towards the experience and discover the richness of life.” – by Gary Malkin Who knew a phrase we all learned in Driver's Education class would hold the secret of a successful life-Gary Malkin did? After a series of painful losses...

SF Medicine Article: Music & Medicine

“Love and intimacy are the root of what makes us sick and what makes well, what causes sadness and what brings happiness, what makes us suffer and what leads to healing.”— Dean Ornish   There’s an old adage that says the most significant journey we’ll ever make in...

On Becoming a Father

Eighteen years ago, I learned that we were expecting.  That moment was imprinted on my memory in complete and utter detail: the time of day, where we were, the expression on my wife’s face.  I remember when I heard that it was ‘official’, everything changed. ...

Falling into Grace

“Nothing remains the same for two consecutive moments. Confucius, while looking at astream, said, “It is always flowing, day and night.” We may be tempted to say thatbecause things are impermanent, there is suffering. However, if you suffer, it is notbecause things...

Cultivating the Art of Human Being

If the 20th Century was considered the Age of Information, the 21st Century will undoubtedly be called the Age of Integration. All over the world, individuals and institutions have been demonstrating a hunger for more humane and authentic forms of expression and...

How Music Saved My Life

Music saved my life. Time after time, it has never failed to bring me back home to myself.  As it happens, I was born with a deep hunger for presence, that quality of being that is infused with a quiet aliveness that exists beyond space and time. You know, the place...

What Does the Future of Healthcare Sound Like?

Why Music-Infused Strategies Can Support Healthcare to Offer the Leading Edge To Enhance the Humane Dimension of Care Day in, day out, Americans are subjected to endless debates and disagreements concerning what kind of healthcare system we as a culture wish to...