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    Meredith Monk nominated for Grammy Paid Member

    Buddhist artist Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble have been nominated for a Grammy for Best Small Ensemble Performance for their album Impermanence (ECM USA). The New York Times' Steven Smith wrote this about Monk's work: The music conveyed a dramatic arc that encompassed grief and confusion, joy conveyed through rollicking pratfalls and giddy dances, and a quiet ending of stark, powerful eloquence. More »
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    Jazz Cats, Hip to Breath Paid Member

    About a month ago, NPR's "Take Five: A Weekly Jazz Sampler" offered up tracks by five overlooked jazz greats. Among them was Bennie Maupin's "Past Is Past," from his 1974 album The Jewel in the Lotus. As the title of the album suggests, Maupin's music possesses a quiet, distinctly Buddhist glow, tracing emptiness to form and back again. With Herbie Hancock on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and of course, Maupin himself, a wind player who brings new meaning to following the breath. More »
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    Dharma Seed Paid Member

    Dharma Seed, a New Hampshire based non-profit that has been making the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism available to speakers of many different languages since the 1980s, has recently started converting its content from tapes and CDs to free audio files, available on their website at http://www.dharmaseed.org/. Listeners may download the talks or listen to them as streaming audio files online. After listening to a recent talk, “Five Guidelines for Practicing with Conflict” by Donald Rothberg, a member of the Executive faculty at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco and the Teacher’s Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center of Woodacre, California, I immediately wanted more. At the recommendation of a Dharma Seed member, I’m turning next to Guy Armstrong, an insight meditation practitioner for over thirty-years and another member of Spirit Rock’s Teacher’s Council. Discover and share your own at http://www.dharmaseed.org/ And read more about "Five Guidelines for Practicing with Conflict:" More »