Blowing Zen: Expanded Edition: One Breath One Mind, Shakuhachi Flute Meditation

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Note: The Blowing Zen Companion CD is available through Kunaki: http://bit.ly/abbottkunaki

The Shakuhachi is an ancient flute that captivates many who cross its path. Hidden in its simplicity is profound possibility. The windy, resonant sound of the Shakuhachi brings deep serenity to sympathetic ears. For the devoted player, it is also a spiritual tool for training the mind and breath.

Most notably, Zen monks have using the Shakuhachi for ...

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Overview

Note: The Blowing Zen Companion CD is available through Kunaki: http://bit.ly/abbottkunaki

The Shakuhachi is an ancient flute that captivates many who cross its path. Hidden in its simplicity is profound possibility. The windy, resonant sound of the Shakuhachi brings deep serenity to sympathetic ears. For the devoted player, it is also a spiritual tool for training the mind and breath.

Most notably, Zen monks have using the Shakuhachi for centuries to train mind and breath through the practice of Sui Zen (blowing Zen) using Buddhist music composed specifically for the Shakuhachi.

Blowing Zen: Expanded Edition is two books in one. The first is the original Blowing Zen (1992) which guides you step-by-step from producing sound to playing Buddhist Meditation music. Also included are detailed build-your-own shakuhachi instructions. The 'Expanded" section is Blowing Zen II, which contains sheet music for an additional 26 Hon Kyoku compositions (Zen Buddhist music), pitch graphs, more San Kyoku (Japanese Chamber music), and more Japanese folk music.

The Blowing Zen Companion CD (sold separately) contains the Japanese folk tunes, chamber music and Buddhist composition "Hi Fu Mi" taught in the first section of the book. It also includes examples of timing and standard Buddhist music phrases. There are also FREE recordings online of the Hon Kyoku contained in the Expanded section of the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475200584
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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