Meditation and Music

Sri Chinmoy at music for meditation concert

Music can deepen your meditation and drown out your noisy thoughts. How to find music most conducive to meditation? Ideally the performer has meditated before playing or singing. Performers with many years of experience in meditation will have learned how to go deep inside to touch their inner source, and from there to bring forth the resonance of their music.

Musicians who meditate find that it helps them enter into a flow when they play or sing – that state when the mind is still and the consciousness soars into a peaceful, expansive state. When a group of musicians meditates together before performing, they often report that they feel a part of a larger whole creating together harmoniously. (more…)