Monthly Archives: June 2016

june 20

This¬†session fell upon the solstice, and in order to acknowledge and celebrate that fact we kicked things off by¬†improvising chants over an ancient Greek hymn to the sun. We then entered deeply into some rhythmic centering exercises, which evolved into … Continue reading

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june 13

We were a pared-down group at this gathering, but the spirit was still very strong. We began with some chanting, and in this case we explored using an actual Gregorian chant (a Kyrie found on p. 46 of the Liber … Continue reading

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june 6

It was another amazing session last night. We began by experimenting with turning some common melodies into drones for chanting. Then we took to a walking meditation while chanting and explored various sounds in various parts of the room: Then … Continue reading

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meaningful chanting: drones

I think it’s important when we chant that it is somehow meaningful to us. There are many mantras that are beneficial to chant (aum, om mani padme, etc.) as they not only have a special recognized meaning but they also … Continue reading

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a plug for silence

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