Do you want to bring a little Zen into your life? Think about adding some Chinese meditation music to your collection. One does not have to be disciplined in the practice of Buddhist Meditation to benefit from the soothing effects of the bamboo flute, the pipa, and the erhu.
When shopping for Chinese meditation music, start with these composers and you'll be off to a great start.
- Shajan - Shajan is a London born composer who traveled throughout Asia as the son of a Malaysian ambassador. Every piece he produces is saturated with Far East influences, and stimulates a serene energy. As a Reiki Master, Shajan specializes in meditative music that compliments a holistic healing experience.
- Jia Peng Fang - This incredibly gifted musician transcends all genre identities. Some of his music has a jazz element and many of his compositions are more new age, but Pia Peng Fang's mastery of the erhu will transport you straight to heaven.
Buy the Music
If you're looking for something with a good flow and want to let the music cycle without any distractions, there are some incredibly good albums to choose from.
- Healing Touch: Music for Reiki and Meditation Vol. 2 by Shajan is an experience in bliss. Deeply soothing selections transport the listener to a worry-free existence (if only for a little while). With an average track length of 15 minutes per piece, this album allows you to get lost in meditation without noticing a pause between songs, or the all-too-common tempo change between tracks on most meditation CDs.
- The Harmony of Feng Shui by Corciolli is a journey into Eden as it combines the comforting harmonies of the Far East with the Feng Shui elements of sky, water, mountain, thunder, wind, fire, earth and lake. While the track lengths are little shorter than a typical meditation period, there are none shorter than five minutes and one track flows into the other with ease.
- Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditation by Yang Ying is exactly what it promises: an elixir for the soul and a balm for your spirit. It includes one extra long track (15 minutes) for uninterrupted euphoria. The other six tracks move you through the album with absolute flow.
The Ultimate Playlist
If you're looking for songs to download, consider these selections for your meditation playlist:
- Circle of Life from Healing Touch . . . Vol. 2 (Shajan) - The captivating arrangement draws you into mindfulness and clears the mind, then keeps you there for more than 15 minutes. On a scale of 1 to 10, this one is off the charts.
- Furusato from Moonlight (Jia Peng Fang) - This sweet melody evokes tranquility.
- Winter River from Moonlight (Jia Peng Fang) - The tender, soulful sound resonates deeply and carries you away to another place.
- River from The River (Jia Peng Fang) - The sweet, lighthearted melody leaves you feeling uplifted and content.
- Chinese Garden from Traditional Chinese Music (Chinese Relaxation and Meditation) -The light tempo proves comforting appeal, generates reflection and draws out gratitude for the good points in any day.
- Spa from Traditional Chinese Music (CRM) - Enjoy soothing and slow sounds that draw out contemplation.
- Beijing from Traditional Chinese Music (CRM)- Recover with this rejuvenating, light intensity sound.
- Heaven, Human, Earth - from Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditations (Yang Ying) - Enchanting tones and sounds of nature quiet the mind and carry you away to serenity.
- Circulation from Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditations (Yang Ying) - This one provides minutes of floating on water adrift an ocean of quietude. You may want to lie down!
If you are not ready to buy, consider exploring options for free Zen meditation music. This is a great way to get a sense of what works best for you.
With so many great CDs and download options, it has never been easier to access a quality meditation experience with the touch of your finger. So press play, sit back and sink in to Chinese meditation music, like a hot bubble bath at the end of a difficult day.