We had the good fortune of connecting with Roman Norfleet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Roman, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
We share tools for meditation and inner peace through a variety of mediums. Technology and science are rapidly evolving and gaining speed in the west, but so are mental health issues and needs. Through music, inspirational dialogue and uplifting content, we share practical and spiritual ways to find peace, wellness and balance in our daily lives.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In addition to running Inner Ashram I’m also a music artist and multi instrumentalist. Though I grew up singing in a Gospel choir, I’ve experimented with all types of genres of music, mostly Black American forms such as: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Jazz. The music I create now is a product of my spiritual life and realizations I had starting around 2016. I’m in the realm of freedom now when it comes to music so it’s hard to label it, but the goal is always to inspire devotion, states of bliss, peace and realization.
I produced a project for Inner Ashram recently called Cosmic Breathing: 432Hz Chakra Soundscapes. It’s a wonderful project for meditation, yoga and intentional background soundscapes. Through efforts like this, I’m able to use my creativity to serve through Inner Ashram. It’s on Spotify, iTunes etc.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to Lemeirt park to hear all the wonderful music there. It’s a place where the African diaspora comes together in rhythm, love and unity. I would also take them to Mantra House in Culver City, one the the best mediation parties ever! (With the best food!!)
I would also take them on a beach tour!
There are so many places really in LA, I can’t list them all but each pocket has its magic.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My father and mother, Robert and Mose Norfleet set me on a intimate spiritual path as a child and I’ll forever be thankful. I thank Swamini Turiyasangitananda (Alice Coltrane) and the Vedantic Center for their humble service to humanity and inspiring the creation and mission of Inner Ashram. I thank The Divine for it all!
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