About

Tom started singing kirtan at the Shivananda yoga centre in Putney and with a Hare Krishna band in 1993. In 1996 had the great blessing of meeting Gopal Hari and Ambika from the Babaji band Goma. For many years he toured with them across UK and Europe, and learned that Bhakti practice is about the heart and that music is merely the tool to express devotion to the Highest Self and Guru. Tom’s Guru is Sri Haidakhand Baba who emphasised the practice of mantra and karma yoga (selfless service) as the simple and best way to a meaningful life.

Tom has also been blessed to support kirtan wallahs (mantra singers) and teachers from other other spiritual lineages like Krishna DasCraig Pruess (Heaven on Earth Music), Bhagavan Das, Shiva Rea (Yoga as Conscious Evolution) and many others lovely souls from India and UK. All share the same spirit of humility and endless gratitude to their teachers.         http://members.lastminutemusicians.com/tom-simenauer-tablatom.html

 

 

Quotes

  • Instead of using a magnifying glass to look at others' faults, use a mirror to look at our own.
    Amma
  • This Om Namah Shivaya is like nectar; feed everyone with this nectar.
    Sri Haidakhand Baba - beloved Babaji
  • Devotion gradually progresses to higher levels. . . . One type goes to God and asks Him to remove his suffering. Another one will ask for money or material things. A third will request liberation or release from his bondage. And the fourth will not ask for anything. He will just enjoy praying and praising his Lord. That is the highest form of prayer.
    Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
  • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  • If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.