"The mysterious profundity of life has a way of directing destiny though a series of experiences that simultaneously awaken
and guide us to the soul’s fullest potential."
VIMA LAMURA- vocalist, composer, inspirational speaker and writer forging creative works in music and recordings for over 30 years. Transforming groups and audiences internationally.
VIMA LAMURA's genre of music ranges from deep meditative tones to classical richness, ambient and orchestral like compositions. Her 4 octave range colors melodies with an otherworldly sounds with transcending quality. Not only has she cultivated a career in music creation, through recordings and performances, her personal journey with sound, chant, mantra and music has healed brain and physical injuries from an accident and 2 (NDEs) Near Death Experiences.
These experiences gave her content and courage to embrace and pioneer spiritually expansive creative works with voice, composition, and performances inspiring audiences to transformational experiences, worldwide.
VIMA's works has expanded into public speaking, sharing her experiences with a mature understanding of the interface between deep spirituality and self-actualized living.
"I was 6 years old when I heard chanting at a synagogue, close to where I lived. It was an experience that resonated in my soul for the rest of my life.
I was in my preteens when I met Professor Usharbudh Arya, later known as, Swami Bharat Veda who taught me chants from the ancient text “Patangali’s yogic sutras.” It was through Swami Veda I was able to experience the profound nature of chant, meditation and inner life.
Over 28 years I've traveled to India studying ancient wisdom, pranayam, chant, meditation, Naad (sacred sound) yoga while living in an ashram creating music programs.
In college, I met a Sufi Master from the Turkish Jerahi order. He encouraged me to write poetry and sing as vehicles of devotion and healing for myself and others. The words and songs felt like they were from the light of my DNA as they flowed from me so gracefully.
Coming from Euro classical music roots, I studied at the conservatory of music in Chicago.
My singing career spanned genres from classical to jazz, global and R & B. Simultaneously I immersed myself in indigenous chant and music of spiritual traditions.
I struggled between the two worlds, one being, the demands of surviving in the music industry and the other, an unconventional, unheard of expression of music that was calling my soul to create.
At the height of my singing career I had an accident and two death experiences. I healed brain damage and injuries using sound with my voice.
VIMA LAMURA has also Authored and published 4 books “GOLDEN SOUL” and “VOICE OF THE BELOVED” and BLOSSOMING PATH Volumes 1 & 2.
VIMA LAMURA has 7 CDs to her credit as well as composing and creating vocal works specifically designed for meditative states and healing.
Coupled with her studies and teachings, she has created and performed several music tours and concerts as well as authored, composed and produced 7 World Beat Operas, which opened concert audiences to embrace greater spiritual principles on an artistic platform in experiences beyond entertainment.
VIMA LAMURA is also a recipient of grants and fellowships from the American Composers Forum, McKnight Foundation and Jerome Foundation
"VIMA LAMURA is a force of Nature..VIMA LAMURA’s VOICE is a gift of pure, silken darshan. You feel like you are in the arms of a loving mother when she sings..Her musings balm the mind, her voice penetrates and heals, her music nurtures the soul...Gently raising consciousness, pure love".
Gayatri Rao, Director, Animagic India Films ~ Mumbai, India
"Scalar waves in a voice. Vima's concert enveloped me in a field of peaceful energy. Magical Vimaji!
Dr. Ramesh C. ~ Durban, South Africa
“Before her time. These days of spiritual pundits pale in comparison to this unassuming, beautiful and graceful vessel of healing and wisdom. Vima's authentic subtlety is refreshing. Attending her gatherings and 2 retreats, I "get" she lives and breathes everything she teaches. She has this energy that makes me feel like she wants me to live to my fullest spiritual potential. Vima offers so much in who she is naturally without a promise or a pitch. Her voice is amazing. Vima, you’ve opened my eyes and feed a hungry soul.
Karen G. ~ Mendocino, CA USA
“I am an opera singer. Vima’s voice is astounding. Her tones and instinct for perfection and spiritual connection is not only pleasant to the ear of critics. There is something powerful in every note she sings I cannot define. Many of my friends have been healed in one way or another in her presence. Thank you Vima, the world needs you. You’ve blessed me many times over. Thank you.
Ada W. ~ Frankfurt, Germany EU
Vima, whether you are singing or speaking there is something that awakens my essence. It's almost tangible. Thank you for raising me up to my power, now I can live fully and breathe again.
Madeline S. ~ Taos, NM USA
Music is quite possibly one of the only pure art forms where the artist is themselves the source and the instrument. Old souls who have traversed eternity to now exist in close union with the Divine Source of all life. In expressing my thoughts about Music and the Artist with such a blessed gift, I was indeed holding in my mind the image and essence of VIMA LAMURA, whose music and presence has enriched my life and healed my heart on every occasion I’ve been granted such grace".
Tom Thudiyanplakal - Film Producer, Writer, Director ~ USA | India
"VIMA LAMURA achieves a seamless integration of the essence of sonic yoga from several cultures, with the highest level of facility and skill in each of them. An awakening and transforming experience. An extraordinary singer who chants & sings in a variety of languages emerging from some primordial otherworld...a rich sound...often haunting sonic atmosphere that heals to the core”
Murray Stentiford Vice-President Theosophical Society
Vima’s divine wisdom always washes over me in calmness and knowing. In her presence, I experience the core of Truth regarding who I am, as ever-expanding light, love and the Unity of All, what a gift! Her poetry book touches my soul. Mostly I am thankful for the heart connection for all I have to do is think of her and I feel her love and peace. Her poetry book is wonderful
Susan C. ~ Hereford Arizona
“I just got your new CD. After all these years, I am still practicing the Sound and Sun Gazing meditation you taught me. Thank you Vimaji. I will see you in the next retreat. My heart is dancing”
Bohunka V. ~ Prague, CR
I highly recommend Vima's Sound of the Soul retreats. I was depressed from the death of my child. I tried everything from medication to therapy, my grieving continued. So a friend treated me to one of Vima's retreats. The first thing I noticed was Vima's peaceful and effortless presence. Every session was filled with knowledge and love. Every night she gave us sound darshan and we sang. I slept for the first time in months. Her INNER LIGHT DARKROOM process was the final healing for me. Professional singers and healers were attending the retreat. It was life-changing for everyone. Vima explained the science and spiritual in simple terms, from experience and higher wisdom and intelligence. It has been years, depression has not returned. I still grieve but I am awake and aware of what is happening. Thank you Vimaji, Thank you!!!!!
Lynn C. - UK
After my retreat with Vima, all I can say is, this experience changed my life! Divine mother, Divine mother Divine mother Vima, you can sing me to heaven any day. I don't know exactly what it was that turned my suffering around. I guess it was everything in the retreat and my inner healer, thank you for bringing me face to face with my light. Divine Mover Vimaji !
Joseph A. - UK
I loved Vima's 1 day Inner Light Darkroom room retreat. The preparation process was very helpful. I'm still using the techniques for my daily meditation. The yoga is powerful! The retreat left me craving more of my light rather than fearing it. Vimaji, thank you from the seed of my light. I love you.
Hoku K.- Honolulu
I have practiced 2 methods of meditation for 25 years. I attended Vima's Inner-Light Dark-room retreat and felt I've gone deeper in 24 hours than in 25 years. She says perhaps I was ready for it, all those years of practice primed me for the Inner light experience. Wow, Vimaji divine peaceful, humble, loving mother of light. You gave me a gift.
Makalani T. - Honolulu
One Sounds of the Soul retreat. Cancer is gone, pain gone and managing with sound, depression gone, shallow painful breathing gone. Don't ask me how I just did the retreat and Vimaji's sound darshan. Left the retreat recognizing my healer within and I'm still thriving. I'm finally happy. Thank you peaceful, wise mother Vimaji.
Jodi Mc. - Sedona AZ
As a close observer and casual friend of Vima's for 29 years, I can say, she walks her talk impeccably. Her voice heals down to the soul of lifetimes way up to the core of source. She is a true, loving servant of light! Impeccable, divine Being, Love you!
Jamy V - Kailua HI