Gordon Burnham


Gordon Burnham is the author of four books—two books of spiritual and nature poetry—"The Mystical Dance" and "Whispers of Light", a book on meditation—"Meditation Tips 'n Techniques" and a book of daily verses and reflections—"Inspirations and Meditations." He is also a singer-songwriter on eight CDs of universal spiritual songs, Sanskrit kirtans and chants, new age instrumentals and acoustic guitar instrumentals. His music and books are available for purchase and can be sampled on Amazon, iTunes and www.gburnham.com.
Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Gordon later moved with his family to Grand Rapids where he grew up in a rural setting of rivers, lakes, hills and woods. His natural love of nature, art and music was infused with a sense of the spiritual and was to be his guide through the years to come.
He attended Western Michigan University, majoring in psychology and minoring in music, and after college moved to Boston to pursue a career in music and continue his spiritual exploration.
Gordon taught Music Therapy at Northeastern University, Boston, and developed a course on "Healing and Spiritual Awakening Through Music". The study of yoga, meditation and the pursuit of his spiritual path were woven into the fabric of his life and guided its direction.
Gordon' has been a student of meditation and Vedanta philosophy since meeting his teacher and guru, Srimata Gayatri Devi in 1974. He plays a central role in weekly music performances and is the director of major musical events at Ananda Ashrama, La Crescenta, CA. and Vedanta Centre, Cohasset, MA. He is also a regular speaker at Ananda Ashrama.
Gordon Burnham is a fellow-traveler on this path of life which has lead him to his current home with his wife Rita in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. In an atmosphere surrounded by nature, on the edge of the wilderness, his life is focused on the spiritual quest—and enjoying the journey!

Where to find Gordon Burnham online


Something The River Says: The Spiritual Journey and Nature's Wisdom
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
The poems in Something The River Says are inspired by and drawn from the philosophy of Vedanta, the writings of John Muir, Emerson, Thoreau, Rumi, Hafiz, Tagore, Paramananda and other great poets and writers whose works reflect the mystical wonder and Divine nature of all creation. They are also the fruit of inspiration from nature’s intelligence, beauty and transformative awakening power.
Inspirations & Meditations: 365 Daily Verses and Reflections - Nature and Spiritual Inspirations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Inspirations & Meditations is a book of 365 daily verses and reflections. It is a Spiritual Self-Help book that draws inspiration from nature and the ancient spiritual teachings of India, offering something for each day to lift, to comfort and heal. On each page you will find a verse of poetic inspiration and a meditation or reflection that brings it to fullness like a bud brought to blossoming.
Whispers of Light: Spiritual, Nature, Inspirational & Mystical Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
“Gordon Burnham is one of the best nature poets writing today. These latest poems of his are among his finest.” ~ Cliff Johnson, Author of "Inner Peace In a Busy World." These tapestries of words are woven from nature's inspiration and the universal spiritual philosophy of Vedanta from India. Poems to reach deep into our hidden inner chambers to unveil the beauty that language can only point to.
Meditation Tips 'n Techniques: Simple Meditation Methods, Aids & Guides
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,470. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
“This practical book...is an excellent source of wise counsel from someone who knows the path intimately himself.” ~ Stephan Bodian, Author, "Meditation for Dummies". It provides effective tools to help you make progress, ignite your enthusiasm and find new joy on your meditation journey. It was written for those who are drawn to meditation, especially ford those who have met with difficulty.
The Mystical Dance: Mystical Poetry Inspirational Poetry Nature Poetry Spiritual Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
126 Pages - "The Mystical Dance" is a book of one hundred and eight mystical, nature, and spiritual poems inspired by Rumi, Tagore, Paramananda, Thoreau and others. These poems are an interweaving of nature's inspiration and the universal spiritual Truths found in India's Vedanta philosophy. Nature will lift us into the realm of the sublime if we follow her guidance into the present moment.

Gordon Burnham's tag cloud

breathing exercises    chin mudra    concentration and meditation    concentrative meditation    contemplative meditation    dhyana mudra    mantra meditation    meditation    meditation aids    meditation and deep spiritual wonderings    meditation and stress relief    meditation guides    meditation poems    meditation spirituality    meditation techniques    meditation tips    meditation yoga mystic metaphysical self development best spiritual books motivation healing spirit prayers    meditations for the heart and mind    mindfulness meditation    modern meditation    mudras    mystical journey    mystical poetry    nature and spirituality    nature poetry    nature poetry spiritual poetry mystical poetry poetry like rumi inspirational poetry    poetry    poetry 1960s    poetry 2012    poetry about growth    poetry about happiness    poetry about joy and wonder    poetry about life    poetry about meditation    poetry about moon    poetry about nature    poetry about personal growth    poetry about raising consciousness    poetry about spirituality    poetry about truth    poetry like emerson    poetry like hafiz    poetry like paramananda    poetry like rumi    poetry like thoreau    poetry like whitman    pranayama    sanskrit mantras    selfhelp inspiration    selfhelp spiritual    selfhelp spirituality    spiritual awakening    spiritual journey    spiritual poetry    vedanta    yoga