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MUSIC AND MEDITATION

Philip F.
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NYC APRIL 19: MUSIC AND MEDITATION MEETUP

At this event, basic meditation instruction is offered to participants, then the audience members are invited to place their attention on sounds and silences created for them by the Open Music Ensemble while they meditate or engage in other contemplative practices of their choice. Sometimes readings such as Martine Bachelor's “Instructions for Listening Meditation” or poetry from Rumi or others are presented. To conclude, after a period of silence for processing, participants are invited to share and discuss their experiences.
On April 19, live, improvised acoustic music will be offered by members of the Ensemble Jun Ando on koto (Japanese zither), Kaveh Haghtalab on kamancheh (Persian fiddle), Nic Handahl on transverse flute, and Philip Foster on percussion and spoken word, with special guest Lynn Saltiel on flutes and chimes. We may all go out for Pakistani tea and desert after the event.
The Open Music Ensemble has presented this program since 2008 at the Shambhala Center, the Interdependence Project, the Jewish Community Center, the Tibet House, St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, and New York Insight Meditation Center, all in New York City. Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center, describes Music and Meditation as "a wonderful program".
Details at www.meetup.com/musicandmeditation; for the Ensemble see www.facebook.com/openmusicensemble
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