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Shakuhachi Flute Meditations

Zen Music to Calm the Mind
Music CD
Sounds True
April, 2012
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The shakuhachi flute can be as expressive as the human voice—it can evoke the sound of gentle rain, the quiet rustle of a breeze through a bamboo grove, or the soft rush of wings as a heron takes flight. Most of all, when played by a master, the shakuhachi captures the quality of stillness—the essence of meditation itself. With Shakuhachi Flute Meditations, Grand Master Riley Lee presents an album of his most soothing selections, with original and traditional compositions to create an atmosphere of spacious serenity. Melodic and tranquil, this music is an ideal accompaniment for meditation, the healing arts, t'ai chi—and anyone who wishes to hear the Zen mind expressed in music.

The shakuhachi is considered as much a meditative tool as a musical instrument by many of its practitioners. Playing the shakuhachi can be, in certain circumstances, what is called suizen, or “blowing meditation.”...

The contemplative sounds of a well-played shakuhachi are particularly conducive to meditation. This album is a collection of traditional and original pieces for the shakuhachi, which have been chosen especially for the meditative listener. They have been selected because of their ability to complement mindful activity, allowing the listener to feel the serenity that accompanies such mindfulness.

Among the track titles are “Deep Night,” “Plainchant,” “Mountain Valley,” “Time Frozen,” and “Yearning for the Bell.”

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