Society & Culture
Mercedes Bahleda - Stories of Sacred Chants To Tara
Mercedes Bahleda – Stories of Sacred Chants To Tara
Aired Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST
Mercedes Bahleda and Klaus Hillebrecht have given us an album with songs that bring us closer to enlightenment as their music gently carries us along the path to peace.
Mercedes Bahleda is dedicated to helping people use the voice, body and mind as a path to realization and happiness —relating ancient teachings of the east to the modern world.
She is a teacher and yogini originally from New York City who is a dedicated practitioner of Yoga, Meditation, Voice, and Buddhist Philosophy.
As a popular musician and kirtan singer she has toured the world giving concerts and artist workshops.
On today’s show we get to enjoy a few songs from her newest album, which was done with Emmy-nominated music composer Klaus Hillebrecht, Sacred Chants To Tara.
Mercedes has traveled extensively throughout India and Ladakh studying Eastern disciples and spent over a year total in solitary silent retreat. Best known as an engaging teacher of the principals of karmic management and travels internationally offering seminars to corporations, groups and individuals.
Mercedes has three kirtan albums including the best selling Mercy Songs and Path To Bliss under White Swan Records.
One can only imagine the blessings and messages woven throughout the album with inspired songs from her own sacred life. Hearing the stories from Mercedes herself gives a new dimension to the listening experience and you’re invited to this special hour with us.
About Mercedes Bahleda
Mercedes Bahleda is an actor and musical artist from New York City and a recent graduate of The Royal Central School of Speech and Dramas (MA Classical Acting). Prior education includes B.F.A in Performing Arts from New York University.
As an actress, she has performed with numerous award winning theatre companies in NYC and the West End (view CV) and most recently can be seen as Dagmar in the HBO series, Avenue 5. She is currently promoting the release of her new album, Sacred Chants to Tara, while in the process of publishing a book of her translations on the teachings of the Wise Woman Sutra, a conversation between the Buddha and a woman in India over two thousand years ago.
As a singer she has performed in over 32 countries and has released three Kirtan chant albums including the best-selling, “Mercy Songs” and “Path To Bliss” with White Swan Records.
She has studied Classical Indian music, yoga, meditation and Buddhist Philosophy extensively in monasteries in the Himalayas and South India for over two decades and has spent over a year combined in solitary silent retreat.
Mercedes is also a certified Yoga instructor and educator.
Other Published Media: The Yoga of Lady Niguma, Yoga of the Ancients, The Path to Bliss, Mercy Songs & UMA (with Ferenz Kallos), The White Tara Mantra Album (with Klaus Hillebrecht) , Meditations for Peace.
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