Be Here Now


Collaborative contemporary chant project designed to promote healing through music and mantra.

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”   ― Amit Ray    

::: F E A T U R I N G :::                                                  

Jamie Shadowlight (violin) 

Serina Chang (cello) 

Sita Rose (harmonium)

Mandi Griggs (percussion)

Written by : Vanessa Contopulous (guitar)  

 Video produced by Jordan Guzzardo

A message from our guest composer, Vanessa: 'I wrote this chant a few months ago while I was out walking with my baby daughter. I was walking in our local park and the wind was blowing and there were beautiful clouds in the sky and suddenly I was so aware of the sweetness of the moment. There's something so wonderful about spending time with a baby in that they are completely absorbed in what is right before them- they are so fully in the present moment. How delightful it is to stop and realize that your life is right here, right now, with this breath. I want to practice this kind of presence.'

Be here now, be here now 
Your life is here with this breath you breathe
Under the sky and under the trees
Be here now, be here now


Laura Anderson