Samma Samadhi: Right Concentration
Samma Samadhi: Right Concentration – Music for Mindful Concentration. (60:00)
Released: May 15, 2007 Original "View From a Mountain" track Recorded at Energi Music Studio – Santa Barbara. Original track re-mixed and produced as "Samma Samadhi" album at Energi Music Studio – Santa Barbara.
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Tibetan Prayer Bells, Karatalas Cymbals Samples: Indian Flutes, Gongs
These three timed meditation sessions are especially designed for walking, sitting and meditation preparation. Inspired by one of Buddhism’s most important lessons, the Noble Eightfold Path, "Samma Samadhi" promotes Right Concentration in meditation practice.
"Samma Samadhi" is especially designed for walking meditation, as well as sitting practice and meditation preparation.
This restful, non-intrusive music features traditional Eastern instruments: Tibetan Prayer Bells, and Indian Flutes, Karatalas Cymbals and Gongs. The music aids concentration by creating a calm environment, free from distractions and outside influences. The music is also ideal for any healing practices, such as energy balancing, body work, massage, or as a background for guided imagery practices.
"Samma Samadhi" takes its name from the ancient Pali language, and literally means Right Concentration – which is one of the principle steps of The Eightfold Path, and possibly the most important of the Suttas taught by Buddha Sakyamuni – and of great importance to Buddhist practitioners.
"Samma Samadhi" is relaxation music and is ideal as a meditation timer – each track contains a Sati (Mindfulness) bell at the beginning and the end. Whilst especially designed for walking meditation, the album is also ideal for sitting practice, meditation preparation, yoga or just as calming background music in restful environments, such as spas, or at home. While the album is designed in three version-lengths you can play the whole 60-minutes of calming music rhythms.
Credits: Keyboards, Synthesizer, Tibetan Prayer Bells, Karatalas Cymbals by Shantha Sri. Samples: Indian Flute, Gongs
About "View from a Mountain" On a pilgrimage journey to McLeod Ganj in the lower Himalayan Mountains, India, the composer fell in love with the surrounding environment. The region is home to exiled spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, and highly regarded Buddhist teacher and leader, His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Incredible mountain vistas, clean air, surreal silence and remote villages nestled in this highly elevated ‘Nirvana’, inspired this piece – the breathy texture of the music exemplifying the rarefied atmosphere and breath-taking views. A hawk soars overhead, a wisp of cloud brushes the tip of jagged rock on high, unmelted permanent snow glistens in the bright sunlight, and the sky clear and vibrantly blue. A woman goat herder guides her herd safely along a steep and treacherously narrow path through the mountains, connecting an ancient and traditionally nomadic past with her everyday village life.
Take a breath and you feel like you could live forever in this territory.
Airy, nether-world sounding, cycling pads provide the basis of this track, with breathy Indian Flutes and Buddhist Gongs helping to set the scene for this serenely beautiful paradise.
A Sati (Mindfulness) bell begins and concludes each section.