Monthly Archives: March 2016

march 28

Even though the goal of our meditation is to go beyond the forming and embracing of concepts we did begin this evening by musing upon a line from the Dhammapada, namely verse 170, which deals with the impermanent nature of all … Continue reading

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air

In this post we’re going to focus on using air as a means of producing sound for the purposes of meditation. Of course in our post on chanting we implicitly used air, and needless to say air is bound up … Continue reading

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a meditation from the kabbalah tradition

This is the meditation we use at the beginning of the music meditation project’s gatherings, which is drawn from the Kabbalah tradition. First there’s an audio clip of what this sounds like, where you can have a go at doing the … Continue reading

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march 21

Probably due to the fact that spring officially arrived just one day previous there was an abundance of creativity and energy on display at this gathering of the project. We began with some chanting, and we developed a pretty good … Continue reading

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chanting

“In all seriousness I believe that the physical vibration of your brain by sound waves creates changes in how the brain works.” (Neal Stephenson, Anathem, p. 408) I like using the word chanting as opposed to singing. The word singing conjures up … Continue reading

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march 14

Well, there was certainly an abundance of creativity in the air last evening, possibly because daylight savings time added an extra spring to our step owing to the simple fact that there as a lot of light coming in through the … Continue reading

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metal

Welcome back to this series which offers up ways of using sound meditatively. Again this series is designed so that you can do these exercises alone, as a form of meditation. Of course any plurality of people can do these exercises … Continue reading

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march 7

We began last evening’s gathering as always with a semi-silent meditation which led into our walking chanting meditation. There was a lot of “good energy” on display, and that helped us to be pretty bold in exploring intervals and melodies: … Continue reading

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water

This is the first in a series of posts that will offer ideas to help us use sound/music in a meditative way, that is, in a way that will focus and center us. These exercises are designed so that they … Continue reading

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february 29

The Leap Day evening’s gathering began with our semi-silent breathing which led into our walking and chanting meditation. We’ve really become much bolder in singing out, and in exploring various harmonic structures. In fact the beginning could have been the … Continue reading

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