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I realize it’s a little bit ironic that I’m trying to WRITE about each of my experiences in my sound healing class. One of the main points of the class is that the experience of sound is one which transcends words and meaning. It is simply the vibrational experience of being.

Tonight we had a visit from  Anam Thubten Rinpoche – a Tibetan Buddhist teacher/guru. He reminded us that the mind is the basis for all problems and suffering. The practice of liberation is the practice of liberating the mind – “no mind, no problem.” The title of Rinpoche’s book is actually “No Self, No Problem”. It is also interesting that we first use the mind…in order to transcend the mind. Rinpoche reminded us that the Sanskrit word mantra is translated as “liberation of the mind”. Man – is mind, tra – is liberation or healing.

Our class had begun with two beautiful improvisational mantras – the first “A” (the sound Ahhhh), and the second on the four sounds contained in the word “HOME” (ha, oh, mm, eh). Silvia started with just a harmonium drone (a sustained chord), and the instruction:

No thinking, just listening…and PLAY.

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