I’ve known Rose as a student, a yoga teacher, as my assistant, and now as the Program & Education Director for the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, so I can’t claim that this is an entirely unbiased review. However, I can tell you that this CD has joined the ranks of Krishna Das, David Newman, Wah, and many other kirtan chanting CD’s on my iPod and has become my chant-along choice during my morning sadhana (practice). The reason I love it, is that it’s instructional. It breaks down my favorite chants, translates them, and lets me repeat line by line, call and response until I know them seamlessly. True, I already knew most of these chants and have led them myself, but there is one I have struggled with, and am finally learning now, because I chant along with Rose. It’s the sacred “Purnamada” chant that gives meaning to my life and practice. It expresses the understanding that all is one, not separate from the Absolute. It’s a beautiful chant but all those Purnami-das , -dams and -dats are hard to keep straight. The other mantras on this CD are my favorites. As Rose explains in the introduction, they aren’t devotional, but rather universal reminders of our Wholeness. In addition to ”Purnamada,” They include “Atma Hrdaye,” “Lokah Samasta,” “Asato Ma,” “The Gayatri Mantra,” and “Maha Mrityunjaya.” After breaking each mantra down in call and response form so that you easily learn it, Rose (and I–you, too, if you join in) chant the mantra 27 times. Not only is this CD a beautiful accompaniment to asana practice, but it is a wonderful portal into meditation.