From a young age, Prem Sangeet displayed a deep love of music. He has studied jazz and music production for many years, and later he found a homecoming in shamanic traditions. At Beckley Retreats, he brings the guiding mastery of music into the medicine ceremony, as well as supportive healing.
Prem grew up in wartorn Yugoslavia, where he was drawn to spirituality and psychedelics to relieve post traumatic stress. By thirteen, he was reading Carlos Casteneda and Herman Hesse. In his early twenties, he met his spiritual teacher, Sri Chinmoy, who taught him Transcendental Meditation. Prem provided sound engineering and musical accompaniment on Chinmoy’s tours across the world, and he later deepened his practice through the study of Andean cosmology and Shipibo Shamanism.
Prem was given his spiritual name, Prem Sangeet, by the mantra song artists, Deva Pramel and Miten. The name means: unconditional love for the music of God. Finding his calling at the intersection of music and sacred medicine has provided the compass in Prem’s own journey. “Shamanism and music have transformed my life in so many ways. What moves me the most is the ability to use music to support people on their journey within.”