Karunesh (Hindi: करुणेश, "God of Compassion"; born Bruno Reuter in 1956) is a German-born new-age and ambient musician. His music has strong Indian, African, Australian, Native American/Aboriginal music of Canada, and Middle Eastern influences prevalent throughout with liberal use of Indian instruments such as the violin, sitar, didgeridoo, bouzuki, Native American flute, Chinese temple flutes, tamboura, bamboo flute, and various world percussion instruments.
Karunesh was born in Cologne, Germany in 1956. Although he had been drawn to music as a child and played in bands as a teenager, he chose to study graphic design as a career. However, after obtaining his degree, Karunesh was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. His brush with death prompted him to choose music as a career instead of graphic design. He rethought his life and traveled to India in 1979, where he met Osho in his ashram in Pune. He became initiated and took on a new spiritual name, Karunesh (meaning "compassion" in Sanskrit).
In 1984, Karunesh released his first album, entitled Sounds of the Heart. His next albums were Colors Of Light (1987) and Sky's Beyond (1989). His additional albums include Heart Chakra Meditation (1992), Secrets of Life (1996), and Zen Breakfast (2001).
|1984||Sounds of the Heart|
|1987||Colours of Light|
|1990||Heart Chakra Meditation|
|1994||Beyond Body & Mind|
|1997||Osho Chakra Sounds Meditation||Osho Active Meditations series|
|1998||Secrets of Life|
|2002||The Way of the Heart|
|2004||Call Of the Mystic|
|2006||Joy of Life|
|2008||Enlightenment: A Sacred Collection||Compilation|
|2009||Heart Chakra Meditation II: Coming Home|
|2010||Path of Compassion||Compilation & two new songs|
|2012||Baby Massage||Professional Music series|
|2012||Colors of the East|
Compilations released by Plusquam New Age
|2015||A Beautiful Day|
|2015||Rays of Hope|
|2015||A Journey to India|
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