Welcome to ZEN MUSIC... the space between the noise!
Home of Transcendental Soundscapes
Music designed for relaxation and total absorption... quiet music for discerning minds!
Our relaxing ZEN MUSIC is streamed worldwide into international hotel and spa resorts, cafes and restaurants, and used by many Yoga and Meditation Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Massage Therapists, Reiki and other health practitioners globally.
ZEN MUSIC is the home to independent music artist, Peter Morley (aka Sri Shanthi Bhavana) - composer and designer of Transcendental Soundscape music. The music works on this site are unapologetically experimental in nature - free-form creative expressions of music and sound art. He believes that: if you’re not pushing the edge... then you’re stuck in the middle, and who wants to be there?
At ZEN MUSIC the aim is to link the listener with music and sounds that transport them to another place... to go beyond the everyday noise and busy mind - to a place of peace, serenity and harmony. These transcendent soundscapes are designed for stress-management: relaxation, yoga, meditation, self-contemplation, and many other forms of the healing arts, and joyful listening. Enjoy!
“In ancient Egypt, it is said, music was called the "medicine for the soul".” - Daisaku Ikeda - Buddhist spiritual teacher in Nichiren Buddhist philosophy; President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
— Reaching Beyond - Improvisations on Jazz, Buddhism, and Joyful Life (book) by Herbie Hancock, Daiaku Ikeda and Wayne Shorter / SGI
The Use of Sound and the Power of Intention for Healing:
…sound is the medium, and we bring forth positive healing energy through intention
- Master Dorje Thingo (Kimathanka, Nepal) known as a great teacher and Ayurvedic medicine man
Music... it is little vibrations going into the heart - the healing power of music is amazing
- Sir Paul McCartney
“I have to tell you, it is so amazing what you have done. This music will be here on earth long after you are gone and provide joy and comfort and clarity for many generations of people to come. It was really beautiful to sit and listen to each one. I loved them all! ” - Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. – C-IAYT
“Zen Music is about finding an emotional relationship with resonance – in the Body, in the Mind, and within the Universe – a universal ambience, or personal resonance with all of the cosmic elements... what I like to call ‘synergence’. ” - Sri Shanthi Bhavana
The ZEN Connection
Closing the Circle
Like the Zen circle symbol, enzo, which is an incomplete circle, this frame holds the essence of my music vision – just a few notes floating in a sea of resonance, carefully measured to provide space (space between the notes, or in reference to our busy minds – between the noise). The Japanese word, Ma,
means "negative space", "gap", "pause", or "the space between two structural parts".
This relates to all aspects of life – if we have no time, if our space is restricted, we are unable to grow. Zen Ma is in essence, what makes minimalism possible. It is in the quiet time in our busy lives, it is in the silence between the notes which make the music.
The Japanese Zen Masters call this 'mind-scape' – where every intricate detail is important, especially the intentional creation of space.
It is in this space that the discerning and perceptive listener discovers the rest of the music – they bring the ‘missing’ pieces to complete the circle, and thus experience the ‘whole’. And, as with all Zen art, the mystery lies in the fact that the art represents a different story or emotional journey for each individual – it provides exactly what the person requires at that point in time – and over time, this ‘message’ or meaning will change (evolve), as we do.
The more we sit with it and explore it, the more we will experience its mystery of subtle messages – constantly changing, evolving to meet us where we are – in any given moment.
“Silence is an integral part of all good music” - Aldous Huxley
We hope you enjoy this site... and the music
For best listening pleasure and highest sound quality, and to experience the full, subtle fidelity of healing frequencies... please use headphones or earbuds.
Zen Music... the Space Between the Noise!