Peter Makena shares with us his version of this famous mantra
Buddham Sharanam Gachchhami
Sangham Sharanam Gachchhami
Dhammam Sharanam Gachchhami
I go to the feet of the Awakened One
I go to the feet of the commune of the Awakened One
I go to the feet of the truth of the Awakened One
Turning the ‘Gachchhamis’ into a song and give them a melody has been a dream of mine since I first heard and chanted them in India. I attempted to express the sense of deep, unquestioned devotion and trust in this traditional Buddhist prayer. I love the piano solo, played by Maneesh de Moor. It shines through in its simplicity and inspiration!
I am happy to share this track here as I sense that you, the listener, will recognise and value the depth of this statement: I seek refuge at the feet of the Buddha, the Sangha and the Dharma.
Peter Makena (aka Anubhava) took sannyas in 1976 in Pune where he lived ‘forever’. He worked in the Vipassana go-down and the mala shop and in the evenings he lead the Music Group for three years. Today Peter is leading singing groups and, together with Aneeta, facilitates Heart Dance gatherings and workshops in ecstatic expression. makenasinging.com