Synopses & Reviews
In the Vietnamese Zen tradition, mindfully chosen music and words can serve as "soothing droplets" to cool the heart. Recorded on location at Plum Village in France, Drops of Emptiness invites listeners into the sanctuary of this practice. These deeply felt works include the poetry of legendary Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese folk songs and Buddhist hymns of Sister Chin Khong, and chants performed by the nuns and monks of Plum Village. Drops of Emptiness is an opportunity to share in musical contemplations rarely heard outside the seclusion of this cherished Zen monastery. In English, French, and Vietnamese.
Drops of Emptiness was nominated for Best Traditional World Music recording in 1998 at the AFIM Indie Awards. Thich Nhat Hanh is a very famous Buddhist monk that helped produce this album with his meditational Zen music and poetry.
Table of Contents
Inviting the bell -- Prelude to sitting meditation -- The heart sutra -- Night of prayer -- Plum village -- Putting the little pain to sleep -- Spring -- Jewels -- Illusion transformed -- The virtuous man -- The moon never sets -- The sound of a great bird -- Knowing the better way to live alone -- The refuge chant.