Meditative Music is music that has been tremendously slowed down. To meditate to this music, get in a comfortable position, click on the music you want to hear, close your eyes and meditate while the music plays. The music played at the original speed is also available if you would like to hear the music from which the meditative version was derived
May There Be Peace, performed 09-19-2010
There are Numerous Strings, performed 02-21-2010
There are Numerous Strings - a Tagore Love Song - by Rabindranath
There are numerous strings in your lute,
let me add my own among them.
Then when you smite your chords,
my heart will break its silence,
and my life will be one with your song.
Amidst your numberless stars
let me place my own little lamp.
In the dance of your festival lights
my heart will throb
and my life will be one with your smile.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) is one of India's most beloved literary figures. He is known primarily for his poetry, but his works also include numerous novels, plays, short stories, imagetravel diaries, autobiographical writings and many essays on philosophy, religion, education and social topics. He was also an accomplished painter and composer (of his over two thousand songs, two are now used as national anthems of India and Bangladesh). He was a close friend of Gandhi and was active in Indian political life before independence. Much of Tagore's money and time went towards an experimental school he founded at Shantiniketan, based on his ideals of an enlightened and free-thinking educational system. He wrote most of his important works in Bengali, but translated many works into English himself, including Gitangali [Song Offerings], for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913.
Dark of Winter, performed 01-16-2011
Dark of Winter, a Unitarian-Universalist hymn by Shelley Jackson
Dark of winter, soft and still,
your quiet calm surrounds me.
Let my thoughts go where they will,
ease my mind profoundly.
And then my soul will sing a song,
a blessed song of love eternal.
Gentle darkness soft and still,
bring your quiet to me.
Darkness, soothe my weary eyes,
that I may see more clearly.
When my heart with sorrow cries,
comfort and caress me.
And then my soul may hear a voice
still, small voice of love eternal.
Darkness, when fears arise,
let your peace flow through me.