♪Meditation – Music Themes

This past weekend I had the opportunity to practice in quiet meditation at the Gyokusenji Monastery in Sendai, Japan. Initially I wanted to focus on practicing world peace within myself. But I quickly dropped that thought during the sitting, peace simply enveloped me and I smiled. Peace is not just a “goal” we can achieve externally, it’s more like the result of everybody living their lives in harmony with each other and everything else on this planet. Peace is symbiotic, systemic, holistic, our natural state of being. Peace starts within ourselves, and radiates “outwards” to manifest the reality we wish to experience. So if we wish to live this “peace” simply smile and be peaceful towards yourself and each other. Remember it takes all of us to achieve world peace because We Are the World! It is said that heaven is peace on Earth, I know this to be true now, samsara really is nirvana, in every moment there is that potential to be…

Let’s start with my favorite violinist: Nathan Milstein plays Meditation from Jules Massenet’s 1894 opera Thaïs

Smile, eat, pray, love… Kreisler plays Dvořák Humoresque

I recommend this chant for expanding heart energy: Medicine Buddha Mantra (with words)  “Tibetan Buddhist Mantra – To eliminate not only pain of diseases but also help in overcoming the major inner sickness of attachment, hatred, jealousy, desire, greed and ignorance. Mantra chanted by Khenpo Pema Chopel Rinpoche from the CD ‘The Blessing from H.H. Penor Rinpoche for World Peace’.”

“May we realize Buddhahood in this very life
May we dedicate ourselves to the well-being of all that lives
May we establish the World of Buddha on our earth
The activity of the Buddha nature is present anywhere in the universe. Mountains and oceans and planets and stars, and even humans, express the full truth of the living nature of Buddha.”  Buddhist Chanting – Nothing But Everything

Dancing cheek to cheek: Debussy: Nocturne (1892)

Or simply dance for JOY! Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky

I’ll leave you in peace♥…. Gounod – Meditation on Bach’s 1st Prelude

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12 thoughts on “♪Meditation – Music Themes

  1. This is a wonderful collection of thoughts. I plan to listen to all of it tonight after the candy is eaten and it goes quiet. Great post! ☆☆☆☆☆


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    • Thanks Bear, Sendai is a lovely city! However the local Miyagi prefecture has decided to reopen the 1st nuclear plant after Fukushima disaster – despite volcano risks. http://rt.com/news/200175-sendai-fukushima-nuclear-volcano/
      The locals are forced to do whatever the gov’t officials say, which is to keep silent and pretend nothings gonna happen. Japan was suppose to upgrade their aging nuclear power program ages ago… but due to greed, corruption, negligence it never happened. Now everyone’s paying the price. I pray nothing happens while the poor Japanese people are still recovering from the previous disaster. It’s tough fighting city hall. Hope you had a nice week!


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