“Laughing Buddha” is a collection of songs with Buddhist themes and World Beat rhythms. Many were written for the Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Others came out of retreat experiences. There is a playful spirit to the music, fun for dancing and singing in the car. Kids love them, and adults will be inspired by them.
You can listen to the whole album on Spotify.
I played all the guitar, bass, and keyboard parts as well as singing lead and most of the background vocals. Drums are by Russ Lawton from the Trey Anastasio Band, percussion by Vicki Randle, Tonight Show alum and member of Mavis Staple’s band.
Here are the lyrics.