Develop a deeper relationship to music using Buddhist mindfulness and deep listening practices.
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This is a one hour course where we will focus on mindful listening. We will learn to engage with music using non-judgement, concentration, and joy, and develop a personal way of listening to and interacting with music. The foundation will be Buddhist meditation and mindfulness techniques. Much time will be spent listening to and interacting with recorded and live music (the latter will be played by Jason on guitar). Depending on people’s access to instruments/voice some classes may also include playing and group improvisation.
Sundays 20 – 21 Uhr, September 3, 10 and 24, from then on usually two times a month, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, alternating with Adam Goodwins Sonic Meditation
On Sept 17 Jason will take part in the evening Kagyu Monlam session at 7 pm
Open to all ages and experience with meditation and music.
Pre-registration recommended: email@example.com
Class entrance: 10-15 euros (people with limited income please write Jason)
Schedule with specific class themes: Coming soon!
I’m a guitarist, composer, songwriter, and music teacher from Los Angeles. A big focus in both my personal and educational practice has been on creating sustainable and nourishing relationships with music. I have designed and taught a high school course on music listening, history, and theory for musicians and non-musicians. This Mindfulness and Music class is an adaptation of a course I designed while studying at California Institute of the Arts, where I received my Bachelors Degree in Jazz Guitar. Before CalArts, I spent two years studying guitar and composition at Eastman School of Music. Along with jazz, I also studied classical and Renaissance music, American folk, and North Indian Classical Music, and I am currently working on my singer-songwriter project.
I have had a Budhhist practice for almost 8 years now, focusing mostly on learning from folks in the Vietnamese Zen Tradition under Thich Nhat Hanh. I also have gained much insight from Ajahn Brahm of the Thai Forest Tradition. I have done retreats and many visits to Deer Park Monastery in California along with regularly attending meditation groups at various Buddhist temples and various sanghas across the US and Berlin. At CalArts, I facilitated a weekly meditation group for students and faculty. Buddhism has been critical in my path of healing from severe PTSD and chronic illness. Since I began my Buddhist practice, it has been inseparably linked to music in my performance, study, teaching, and compositional practice.