Free sing-along Peace Concert by Sangit Surabhi
Sunday July 7th @ 7pm
St. John’s College Chapel,
Prince Philip Drive, MUN
Free Sing-a-Long Peace Concert
An Interactive Evening of Meditative Music
“Next to meditation is music, the breath of music.” – Sri Chinmoy
You are invited to a FREE concert featuring the meditative melodies of composer and spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, as arranged and performed by his students. During this interactive evening, the audience will be encouraged to join in singing some of these mantric songs. Singing along is always optional – you may prefer to just listen. The evening will include a guided meditation and will finish with the beautiful tones of the Tibetan singing bowls.
Through music, the universal language, we will together create an atmosphere of peace, joy and meditation.
All are welcome, no previous experience in meditation or singing is necessary.
“When we hear soulful music, or when we play a soulful piece of music, we feel a kind of inner thrill in our entire existence. A river is flowing through us, a river of consciousness, and this consciousness is all the time illumined.” – Sri Chinmoy
See some questions below that Sri Chinmoy answered about music. It clarifies how this concert is intended to invoke sweetness & light among all participants. We wish to bring to the fore and offer a glimpse of divine satisfaction, joy or delight.
Caller: I would like to ask [Sri Chinmoy] what kind of mental attitude one should have in learning to play music.
Sri Chinmoy: There is something called mental music, something called vital music and something called physical music. But again, there is something called psychic music. If one wants to get true delight from the heart and from the aspiring life, then he must dedicate his music to God. He must play soulful, psychic music —music that will inspire his own life of aspiration and inspire others who hear his music—not music that will excite the vital and arouse the physical consciousness.
[Editor’s Note: In Sri Chinmoy’s terminology, ‘psychic music’ means basically, music of the spiritual heart.]
Donna Halper: So spiritual music is music that makes you think more about God?
Sri Chinmoy: Let us say, more about satisfaction, light and delight. There may be great musicians who do not believe in God, but they do believe in satisfaction, joy, delight. If you play divine music, spiritual music, then you are bound to give and get satisfaction.
[Reference: The Inner World, and the Outer World. by Sri Chinmoy. 1988 edition. pg. 19]