According to Sri Chinmoy, meditation and music cannot be separated. He says, “When we cry from the inmost recesses of our heart for peace, light and bliss, that is the best type of meditation. Next to meditation is music. But it has to be soulful music, the music that stirs and elevates our aspiring consciousness. When we play soulful music, psychic music, then immediately we are transported to the highest realm of consciousness. Each time soulful music is played, we get inspiration and delight. In the twinkling of an eye, music can elevate our consciousness.”
In his lifetime Sri Chinmoy composed over 22,000 songs and offered 770 free Peace Concerts around the world: including Peace Concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Through his music and songs he expressed the transcendental heights of his own inner experiences. He saw music as a uniquely powerful way of offering peace to seekers.
Sri Chinmoy is most know for his soulful flute performances but his favourite instrument was the pipe organ. One of his music famous performances was on the organ at the Sydney Opera House. This dynamic and spontaneous performance is available on the album: “Heart-Power-Victory”.
An exercise for meditating on music
Step 1: Choose a quiet time and place for your meditation.
Step 2: Begin playing your music at a soft volume You can also light a stick of incense if you wish.
Step 3: Sit comfortably, with your spine upright, and breathe slowly and gently.
Step 4: Focus your entire awareness on the music. If you can focus on a single instrument, such as a flute, that is even better.
Step 5: Try to feel that your entire being has merged into the music. Allow the music to carry you to a realm of purest joy and peace. You will feel that you are no longer bound by your physical body. You have established your oneness with the universe. Sri Chinmoy says, “The universe itself is music. Unfortunately, most of the time we do not hear the music of the universe. We can hear it only when we dive deep within.”
“Music keeps us alive. The sweetness and the haunting quality of music teaches us how to behave properly. Our inner music does not allow us to create disharmony. Music gives us the feeling of sweetness, tenderness and softness. The inner music always inspires us to do something good for humanity. Our inner music is a form of prayer and meditation,” says Sri Chinmoy.
Spiritual music to bring peace into your life. Our favourite top 7.
- Sri Chinmoy: A God-realised Soul who brought the bliss of his meditations into his music and the 770 free Peace Concerts he gave around the globe during his life. Sri Chinmoy’s Flute Music for Meditation . The meditation class givers in Perth use this during their classes .
- Aum Ocean Meditation: Featuring the flute of Premik Russell Tubbs, the ocean in the background and Sri Chinmoy chanting Aum it is a frequent best seller.
- Agnikana’s Group: We hosted this Czech all-female group in Perth. It was perhaps the most popular of all the Concerts we have offered in Perth.
- Monk Party: A professional father and son New Zealand duo that get better with each album (pictured). Their music is dynamic. Great for yoga, running, meditation, chanting or driving.
- Alap Jetzer: Playing new age meditation music long before it was fashionable, Alap often makes his own musical instruments.
- Ananda: this British male meditation group have made their album free with mantric music notation available.
- Krishna Das: Playing devotional music, Krishna Das is a premier Kirtan performer and world renowned with his classic call and response chants.
In addition to the above links radiosrichinmoy has endless hours of free meditation music composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by Sri Chinmoy himself and his students from around the world.
“When we listen to soulful music, or when we ourselves play soulful music, immediately our inner existence climbs up high, higher, highest. It climbs up and enters into something beyond. This Beyond is constantly trying to help us, guide us, mould us and shape us into our true transcendental image, our true divinity.” Sri Chinmoy
The Perth Sri Chinmoy Centre teaches many different techniques of meditation based on the teachings of Sri Chinmoy. Music features in some of the classes along with mantra. Music and mantra can help you focus and bring forward your inner peace, which can be particularly soothing for the busy mind. Visit our class calendar pages to find out when the next free meditation classes (both evening and weekend) are both North and South of the River or phone 61614156 for more information.