In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Spirituality and the Piano

    Music, in a very generalized way, is meant to uplift humankind. In a very Zen kind of way, sound waves that reach our ear are similar to the ocean waves that reach the shore. Waves, in general, seem to be a naturally occurring phenomenon in this universe, as even

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    Quiet Journey: Reflections on Music and Meditation

    The quiet, inner journey to be at one with the divine is something that has always intrigued and interested me. In my own world I have used music as meditation in the form of piano improvisations. There is no ego. No need to impress an audience or seek validation

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    [Video] The Dalai Lama Talks About Meditation

    In this very brief video snippet, the Dalai Lama talks about meditation and its very essence. Many times, when we are irritated with something, whatever this may be, whether it is failure, disappointment, obstacles, people, we are basically letting our emotions get the better of us. I like how

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    Yoga Musings: Yoga, Meditation and Musical Performance

    I have always been a believer in the power of Yoga. As a matter of fact, I believe it is essential for any musician to practice Yoga in addition to musical practice. Many people in the entertainment and music business practice Yoga in order to help them stay healthy

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    [Video] An Introduction to Zen Meditation (Zazen)

    Here is a nice beginner’s guide to Zen Meditation, or Zazen. This Zen Master is the real deal from Japan, so you just need to make sure that you have the closed caption on so that you can read the English translation. This is a very detailed guide and

  • CD Review: Tony Scott – Music for Zen Meditation

    Artist: Tony Scott Album: Music For Zen Meditation Label: Verve Released: February 1964 Musicians: Tony Scott (clarinet), Shinich Yuize (koto), Hozan Yamamoto (shakuhachi) This music is ideal for: meditation, ambient music for the home, yoga class and individual yoga practice. . . . . The Essence of ZEN Music…


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