If you are one for whom the breath does not work well, there is nothing wrong; this will not hinder your ability to meditate. Here are some techniques you can try if you think mindfulness of breathing is not a good practice for you. These common alternatives are not the only methods that can substitute for mindful breathing, but the full range of possibilities is beyond our scope here.
In the instructions for mindfulness of breathing we let all other experiences Dancing With The Muse - David Visan - Buddha-Bar IV (CD) in the background of our awareness, not forcing or pushing them away but bringing a gentle sense of allowing them to be in the background while giving some preference or predominance to awareness of our breathing.
In the same way, with this practice we allow other experiences to stay in the background and we give preference or predominance to the experience of sound. You may feel a natural draw or pull to awareness of hearing, and this practice can be very calming and settling. Those for whom mindfulness of sound works well commonly report it as an easily accessible and even compelling meditation object. You may be drawn to awareness of the sounds themselves or you may be more naturally aware of the act or the process of listening or hearing.
Mindfulness of sound entails working with either inner or outer sound. Even though it may be very quiet where you are meditating, you may feel drawn to rest your awareness in listening to however many or few sounds may be present at any time.
Other people hear an inner sound, a clear perception of ringing or some other sound, experienced not through the ears but in the mind.
You can see if you have such an experience and if you are drawn to rest in awareness of inner or outer sound. If you are working with mental noting, you can mentally repeat hearing or sound if that helps keep you stay connected and centered with the auditory experience. If you practice mindfulness of sound, just substitute hearing every time I use the terms breath or breathing. Buddha said follow at least 5 precepts.
I have heard Visaka who attained Sothapanna at age of 7, dancing, singing on the street one day when one of the temples festival. My understanding is siging, dancing, listening music is enjoyable as much as if you are not too attached. Dependent Origination. With Music its difficult to see the things as they are. Music may seems to help but it actually make the condition worse. I studied on and off with a Tibetan lineage years ago.
Like many are saying, attachment to anything generates karma. There are 3 kinds of karma: Good, Bad and Neutral. Ultimately, we need to see everything as "empty" Dancing With The Muse - David Visan - Buddha-Bar IV (CD) our own persona. The concept of "emptiness" needs to be studied as it goes very deep and there isn't enough space here. However, it is by cultivating emptiness that we create neutral karma. But at the same time, we are still human and can "enjoy" anything as long as we understand it is inherently empty.
Obviously, this doesn't mean enjoying sinister things. This is a different way of using our listening ability. Remember, "hearing" is not the same as "listening.
A skill we seem to be losing thanks to TV, films Dancing With The Muse - David Visan - Buddha-Bar IV (CD) internet which are visual mediums. If you develop your listening deep enough, what you'll hear is that the monks are playing with tones in a "pure" fashion. To anyone with musical training, they immediately recognize that the monks are involving themselves with what is called "The Overtone Series. It's something that was known about by ancient Greece particularly the philosopher Pythagoras.
Using the overtone series, it is the closest we get to using sound as vibration for vibrations sake. With this in mind, it is believed that certain vibrations create Dancing With The Muse - David Visan - Buddha-Bar IV (CD) conditions in the mind and our energy body.
And hence Whether one subscribes to the literal notion of Genesis is not my point. But rather, the power of sound is not relegated to Buddhism but found across the globe. All that said: YES If you want to listen to pop. Go ahead but know that in the big picture, the music isn't really going to alter your consciousness in a profound way. See it as "empty. But again. As a lay person I would venture to say just lighten up on the whole music thing.
Sono 2 milioni le copie di compilation Buddha Bar vendute nel mondo — di cui solo in Italia. Nella rivista Billboard ha inserito la compilation nella "Top ten" degli eventi musicali dell'anno, affermando che gli album del Buddha Bar sono "uno dei migliori esperimenti musicali creati in Francia negli ultimi anni".
Missato da Claude Challe. Missato da DJ Ravin. Missato da David Visan. Missato da Sam Popat. Altri progetti. Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. It became known internationally for issuing popular compilations of lounge, chill-out music and world music, also under the Buddha Bar brand, released by George V Records.
Buddha Bar began issuing compilations inand has since 'made a name for itself with its Zen lounge music CDs and remains a hit — especially with tourists'. Ina Billboard Magazine critic placed the compilation in his 'top ten' musical events of the year, stating of proprietor Claude Challe that '[t]he legendary master of pop and dance music in France has aroused the attention of the global chill-out community with this series of mixed compilations', and concluding that 'Buddha Bar is not only a good restaurant in France but Dancing With The Muse - David Visan - Buddha-Bar IV (CD) one of the best music experiments to come out of France in the past few years'.
Challe quit his partnership in and returned to Paris where he subsequently opened the internationally acclaimed Buddha Bar. Challe compiled and produced the first two Buddha Bar albums. Buddha Bar in Paris. Marcella Puppini — "Stop Googling Me! Terry Grant — "Tarareando" Riva Starr feat. CD1 Guembri Mihai Toma feat. Remix " Andre Rizo feat. Atsou feat. Retrieved 17 May Authority control MusicBrainz series. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Certification Table Entry usages for France Pages using certification Table Entry without certification Certification Table Entry usages for unsupported region Articles with MusicBrainz series identifiers.
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