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MINDFUL MUSIC DECEMBER 3!
The Open Music Ensemble presents Music and Meditation usually once a month, on the first or third Saturday evening of each month. However, and in addition, this Tuesday, December 3, we will present a special program of Mindful Music at Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center from 8-10 PM.
In this program, basic meditation instruction is offered to participants, then the program leader invites the audience members to place their attention on sounds and silences created for them by the Ensemble musicians while they meditate or engage in other contemplative practices of their choice. Sometimes the facilitator will present Martine Batchelor's 'Instructions for Listening Meditation" or similar readings. Finally, after a period of silence for processing, participants are invited to share and discuss their experiences. It is an opportunity for you to develop or deepen your meditation practice, or to just enjoy an evening of exceptional improvised music on instruments from around the world in a most inspiring space.
The Open Music Ensemble has presented this program since 2008 at the Shambhala Center, the Interdependence Project, the Jewish Community Center, the Tibet House, and New York Insight Meditation Center, St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University and other venues in New York City. Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center, described Music and Meditation as "a wonderful program".
Please RSVP at www.meetup.com/musicandmeditation. For the Open Music Ensemble see www.facebook.com/openmusicensemble or www.reverbnation.com/openmusicensemble; for Saint Peter’s Church see www.saintpeters.org.