THE SOUND OF THE SELF COURSE
Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd February, 2nd, 9th March 2021
LEARN THE ANCIENT ART AND SCIENCE OF INNER TRANSFORMATION THROUGH SOUND AND TONE.
During this 5 week course Paula Tait will introduce you to the ways in which the world’s wisdom traditions have used sound to deepen consciousness and unite with our true nature.
The knower of the mystery of Sound knows the mystery of the whole Universe.Hazrat Inayat Khan
Come and experience a balance of history, background information and gentle practical exercises. Each week we will explore different sound-based practices, including listening and chanting together, along with a representative musical instrument. No previous experience is necessary.
This course is for you if you would like to become more aware of the potential of sound for inner transformation, whether that means establishing your own sound-based meditation or yoga practice or simply deepening your relationship to sound and music.
Week 1: The Sound of Nature
The Great Song and Celtic Tradition
Rhythm and Entrainment
Week 2: The Sound of Wisdom
Listening for Mindfulness
Winnie the Pooh’s “Good Song”
The Zen Bell
Week 3: The Sound of the Heart
Sama and the Sufi Tradition
Kirtan and the Bhakti Tradition
Hearing & the Bodhisattva of Compassion
The Reed and the Bamboo Flute
Week 4: The Sound of the Spheres
Pythagorus and the Music of the Spheres
Week 5: The Sound of Silence
Nada Brahman and the Unstruck Sound
The Sound Current
The Yoga of Listening
Gongs and Singing Bowls
This course will take place on the Zoom platform. You will need a stable internet connection and Zoom installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Zoom can be downloaded for free here https://zoom.us/download.
For further information, or to book your place, please contact Paula Tait on 01494 440356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BODY OF SOUND
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Coopers, Meter House, Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow SL7 1LW
7 – 8.30pm
TAOIST YOGA, NIDRA AND SOUND JOURNEY
With Jon Murphy of Zen Yo (Movement and Meditation) and Paula Tait (Chinese Zither and Gong Bath).
A mind and body expanding experience, soundtracked with therapeutic and uplifting live music on Chinese zither. Surf the subconscious with yogic sleep, enjoy flowing energy movement and finally relax into a restorative gong bath.
The perfect end to a weekend, Gentle, mindful and good for all abilities.
£12. To reserve a space mail or call: email@example.com/07768806817.
MINDFUL MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Friday 14th June 2019
Cookham Dean WI Hall, Church Road, SL6 9PD
6.45pm – 8pm
Simple, flowing Qigong, Zen meditation and Yoga Nidra, with Celtic Harp.
Jonathan Murphy of ZenYo will guide us through an evening of mindful movement and meditation, while my harp gently connects us to the moment.
Perfect for all levels and abilities.
THE ZEN OF ONE STRING
Saturday June 2019
Zenways Family Gathering, Gaunts House, Petersham Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4J
“The ichigenkin is empty. There is nothing there. It is full of this nothingness. The ichigenkin is full. Everything is there. There is nothing left to put in.” Yamada Sensei
The one-stringed ichigenkin is an extremely rare musical instrument, even in its native Japan. Paula Tait, a student in the lineage of Yamada Sensei, will recount its history as the chosen instrument of poets, priests and samuris and introduce us to its Zen aesthetics and philosophy.
More information at Zenways website.