Dance Your Way to God Chinmaya’s first dance single, with lyrics taken from book titles by the Indian mystic Osho. (2014)
At the Edge A provocative rock/funk single, with lyrics about challenging inner states of mind. (2014) At the Edge
In Mystic Poets of India Chinmaya and Sandeep Srivastav have put into ragas a selection of poems written by Indian mystics. It was released in 2013.
Meditation Ragas Soulful explorations on the sarod of Indian ragas blended with Western chords and instrumentation. The tracks are based on seven sense meditations taken from the ancient Indian text: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. (NER 2013)
Gaia’s Garden Chinmaya’s musical expression of feelings evoked by some of Earth’s most beautiful places, with illustrious guest performers from many countries. (NER 2011)
Land of the Buddhas A ‘Best of’ CD, from Chinmaya’s New Earth Records releases. If you have ever pondered over which CD to buy from Chinmaya’s collection, maybe this is the one! (NER 2009)
Buddha Moon Indian classical ragas on flute and slide guitar backed with acoustic guitar chords, expressing the inner silence of the Awakened One and inviting the listener into the depths of his or her own silence. (NER 2007)
Yoga Spirit Under the band name Akasha, Chinmaya adapted age-old Sanskrit lyrics sung by vocalists from around the world and provided contemporary instrumentation (malimba 2004).
Sacred Temples of India Chinmaya’s musical tribute to India, celebrating twenty-five years of visiting the country he considers his adopted home. (NER 2002)
Yoga: On Sacred Ground Composed and recorded while Chinmaya was co-ordinator of the Music Department at the Osho Resort in Pune (India). One of the world’s first dedicated ‘yoga’ CDs. (NER 2000)
Feng Shui the Eightfold Path Chinmaya often says how proud he feels to have played almost every instrument on this, his most ‘Western’ release. The music aims to evoke the spirit of the Feng Shui energies. (NER 1999)
Chinmaya’s Four CDs on Nightingale Records No longer available. Made with Persian musican Sangit Sirus, Indian tabla/santoor player Manish Vyas, Dutch accordionist Sadhu Bolland and Canadian flautist Nandin Baker. Released 1994-7. Produced in Hamburg by Sangit Om (Stefan Petersilge)
In the 1990s Chinmaya created two CDs of original songs released privately. Some of these are autobiographical, others mystical or nature-inspired.
The Assagao Mehfil: In 2013 Chinmaya initiated the Assagao Mehfil in his home village in Goa as a monthly musical get together of top visiting and resident artists. Now (2018) in its 52nd incarnation.
Chinmaya transferred the concept to Auckland later that year. The Auckland Mehfil is today in it’s seventeenth incarnation.
Green Ragas Concert: In 2009 Chinmaya formed Green Ragas with Sandeep Srivastav and friends from India, Greece and UK, and gave multimedia awareness-raising events in New Delhi to promote caring for our beautiful planet. The band also played as part of the 2010 Commonwealth Games festivities.
Watch the video here.
Chinmaya Dunster’s Celtic Ragas Band live in Pune:
Ragas Relax Chinmaya explores five traditional Ragas in an ‘alaa’ form – pure, directionless wanderings within the ragas structure but without the distractions of rhythm or fixed melody. (Malimba 2010)
Om Shanti Follow up CD by ‘Akasha’, featuring Scottish violinist Tanmayo Boyd on lead vocals with singers from India, accompanied by guitar, violin, bansuri, cello and light electronica. (Malimba 2008)
Yoga Lounge A collaboration with the acclaimed Mumbai-based sitarist Niladri Kumar, blending Indian classical melodies with soft hip-hop grooves and light electronica. (NER 2005)
Karma Circles/Fragrance of the East A compilation of the two CDs ‘Karma Circles’ (2003) and ‘Fragrance of the East’ (2005) originally released on New Earth Records following Chinmaya Dunster and the Celtic Ragas Band’s performance at Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding in Ireland in 2002.
The Beloved: Yoga of Devotion Chinmaya adopted the band title ‘Bhakti’ for this CD, co-composed with lautist Gerhard Fankhauser and featuring a galaxy of Osho Commune Pune musicians, exploring the crossover points between traditional Indian devotional bhajans and Western music traditions. (Malimba 2000)
Celtic Ragas With guitarist Vidroha Jamie. The CD so impressed Paul McCartney that he invited Chinmaya to perform at his wedding in 2002 and left him with this incredible quote: "I love the unique blend of Irish and Indian style music on this record. It has become one of my favorites." (NER 1998)
Terra Incognita ‘No Goal but the Path’ (1991) and ‘Tribal Gathering’ (1993) Chinmaya formed this band with multiinstrumentalists Prem Joshua and Ravi Freeman and toured during the early 1990s, releasing these two CDs on New Earth records.