Chinmaya Dunster has just released an album called “Mindfulness” on New Earth Records. Inspired by vignettes from the life of Gautam Buddha, it will motivate the listener to focus on the Here and the Now.
Chinmaya Dunster says:
“Playing Indian classical music is my favorite mindfulness practice. The intense attention on the form and feel of the raga I am playing is a way of transcending my mind. It is a search for the innermost core of the raga, just as mindfulness is a search for the innermost core of my being, what Osho and the Zen masters call ‘no-mind’.
Outwardly the form of each raga is simply a set of rules about which notes may be used, which of these emphasized, and a set of restrictions about which way they may be approached from each other. Yet many great artists have commented on the curious sense that, rather than being created, a raga is something to be explored as if it pre-exists beyond the act of performance.”
“Mindfulness” is a digital-only release.
To purchase the album in digital formats, visit newearthrecords.com