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Now, Lissa and producer Vito Gregoli have created “Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita Rock Opera”. A collection of songs with a pop/rock vibe infused with Indian instruments and flavor. Each chapter of the Gita is a song, and each song is based on a traditional Indian rag.
This is a double album, with 18 songs and a bonus track.
“Groundbreaking. Magical. Song Divine is a fusion of the best of east and west – it’s Hamilton for the spiritually minded.”
-Ricky Kej, Grammy ® winning artist/composer
“An epic story deserves an epic production such as this. Song Divine is a masterful and virtuosic work that will enlighten and entertain for years to come. Lissa Coffey, David Vito Gregoli, and their collaborators are dazzling in their conception and sparkling in their performances.”
-Kabir Sehgal, Multi Grammy® winner/New York Times bestselling author
“After listening I have goosebumps! Much of what I have studied in yoga, and absorbed from daily meditation over several years was summed up in the powerful song lyrics. I will be listening to this music non-stop, not only to enjoy the dynamic production and to feel uplifted by it, but also to gain a deeper understanding of the Bhagavad Gita. This music is an enormous, important, and meaningful gift to the world. We for the first time have an English translation of the Bhagavad Gita that also has the rhythm and rhyme in the way that made the original version musical. Rhythm and rhyme trigger memory and from these new lyrics and the musical accompaniment we gain a deeper spiritual understanding. Thank you so much to Lissa Coffey, David Vito Gregoli, and their remarkable team for this musical treasure. Kudos also to the artists performing in the accompanying videos for the project. It all comes together forming a work of art that is precious and authentic.”
-Laura Sullivan, Grammy® Awarded Composer and Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist
“An extraordinarily remarkable album on every level.”
– Dyan Garris, reviewer, New Age CD
Lissa Coffey has teamed up with Award-winning composer/producer David Vito Gregoli to create Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita ROCK OPERA. Each chapter of the Gita is a song, and the songs and album are available for streaming or download everywhere. This Song Divine Lyric Book is for all those who want to memorize the words of the Bhagavad Gita by singing along to the Song Divine songs.
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The same black and white interior illustrations are included in this version of Song Divine, and there is also added commentary from the author after the verses. This lets readers go deeper into their understanding of the spiritual messages in the Gita.
In this coloring book, readers can bring beautiful images inspired by each chapter to life. This is a meditative process, creative and healing. Take the lessons to heart and feel the devotion.
That’s what the Bhagavad Gita is all about. But even with the editions available in English, there hasn’t been one that has captured the attention of the west, one that is easily accessible, and easy to relate to without massive explanation. A long-time student of Vedanta, Lissa Coffey saw this need. She learned so much from the Bhagavad Gita that she wanted others to understand just how rich and wonderful it is, and how much it meant to her.
Lissa Coffey, an award-winning songwriter, put her skills to work. Song Divine is written in verse and rhyme, the way the Bhagavad Gita (translated to “The Song of God” from Sanskrit) was originally intended. It is poetic, taking away the heaviness of trying to decipher the original text and leaving the pure, simple, spiritual truths.
Song Divine includes illustrations by acclaimed artist Rajesh Nagulakonda, adding a colorful creative component to the text, as so much can be conveyed through images. Song Divine is appealing to all ages, and all cultures. It is a unique blend of east and west, ancient and modern, providing the universal spiritual messages that we so desperately need to hear right now.
Read the Foreword Here
“Poetic, practical, and accessible, Lissa Coffey’s beautiful and passionate translation is a must for anyone looking to bring the Bhagavad Gita into daily life.”
–Gary Jansen, author of Life Everlasting and The 15-Minute Prayer Solution
“The Bhagavad Gita, since the time of Emerson, Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, has stirred the American imagination with its powerful call to action. Lissa Coffey’s new abridged version delights the reader with lilting rhyme, conveying the core teaching of Yoga found in the Gita: Act without attachment to the fruits. Know what is most important. Find time to meditate. Orient yourself toward the highest. Bravo!”
–Christopher Key Chapple
Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies
Loyola Marymount University
“Lissa’s love of the Bhagavad Gita is so completely heart-felt in this beautiful translation. What I love most about Song Divine is that it makes the Gita accessible for all to enjoy and love as much as Lissa does.”
–Madisyn Taylor, Co-Founder, Editor in Chief, DailyOM
“In this beautiful book, Lissa Coffey brings out a much-hidden secret of Vedanta: Words don’t carry meaning, words carry effects. A word is a Veda if it can produce an effect says Vivekananda. Most seekers get lost in the meaning of the words of Bhagavad Gita. Lissa has given us a very simple and easy way to bring out the desired effect of experiencing Brahman. This could well be a new and much easier way of studying the Bhagavad Gita. Read it. You will be surprised.”
Author of The Secret of Bhagavad Gita and founder of Bhagavad Gita University
“Lissa Coffey has dived deep into the Gita with her fearless dedication to extract its essence, transformed that essence into English verse, and then shared it with us in this wonderful book.”
–Swami Mahayogananda, Vedanta Society of Southern California
“We can never have enough interpretations of the Gita’s complex and eternal wisdom, with its practical relevance for seekers on every possible path. The Song Divine by Lissa Coffey, with its charming rhymes and rhythms, is a most welcome addition. A Gita that delights as well as teaches.”
Author of American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West
“The Bhagavad Gita is a holy book for all times, places, and cultures. It doesn’t belong to one person, nor does it address any one group of people. It is a scripture for all the world and everyone in it, wherever they are in their spiritual quest.
The Bhagavad Gita has inspired many people with its powerful teachings and profound truths. It draws from the wisdom of the Upanishads, and wraps up all the essence of this wisdom as a practical guide to living. The deep spiritual lessons are as applicable in today’s modern world as they were back in the time of Krishna, more than 5,000 years ago.
I am very pleased that Lissa Coffey has embraced the Gita in her “ancient wisdom, modern style” way and I know that many more people will be blessed with Krishna’s valuable teachings because of her loving efforts in creating the Song Divine book and now also the Song Divine Rock Opera.”
– Swami Sarvadevananda, Head Minister, The Vedanta Society of Southern California
“Lissa’s approach to the Gita is not only informative and enjoyable but the most suitable. I am also encouraging my two daughters to read Song Divine as it is in the simplest language possible.”
–Kirit S., California
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