Kenton will be playing his bowls on the evening of September 11, 2014 at 6:00pm at Hillside Sedona Shopping Center in picturesque Sedona, Arizona.
Organized by Journey to Axiom (axiomnow.org), the event is open to every faith, every ideology, every life preference to take part in a world peace prayer and meditation. The purpose of the event is to unite us in the goal of recognizaing that we can “come together as one”. Peace is more than a word, it is a vibration.
Joined by leaders of many faiths, Saeed Aslam, founder, will host this beautiful event. You can read about Axiom through the website at axiomnow.org
Location: Hillside Sedona
Address: 671 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336
Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
This weekend was amazing in magical Sedona, AZ where Kenton performed his BowlSounds at Hillside Sedona Shopping Center. IFDA, The International Furnishings and Design Association, was having their Re-June-venation weekend and this was the first activity of the day – a morning meditation right in the middle of the courtyard.
The group was looking to invigorate their senses, get a lift from day to day mundane issues and have their batteries charged. Sedona, with all of its vortexes, is the best place to receive a good boost of energy. IFDA, Hillside Sedona and Alyshaan Fine Rugs sponsored this special, private event.
Here’s proof that Kenton has ridden a flying dragon!
Join me Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 5:00 – 5:45 PM for live singing BowlSounds in the beautiful meditational Japanese Friendship Garden. Always a real treat!
Join me Sunday March 23rd, 2014 for massages with Bowls on your body! This is at Healing Dynamics International. 1 – 3 PM followed at 3:30 PM by a live BowlSounds music meditation until 4:00
See the posters below for details. Reservations suggested for the March 23rd massages. These are 20 minute intro sessions at only $25. Time slots are limited. Call the number on the poster below or get there early.
I look forward to meeting you in person soon.
Today, rather than talk about Crystal Singing Bowls or Tibetan Singing Bowls, I wanted to talk about a related issue in music and consciousness.
There seems to be a great deal of disharmony these days.
Sometimes I am tempted to say that auto-tuning, the mechanical means to make someone completely out of tune sound like they can sing (as used by many pop bands and lead “singers” today) are messing with the real harmonious vibrations of Voice.
Yet, I am not opposed to technology. It’s just that we are creating with our words, sounds, imagery and music a great deal of disharmony. I wonder how much that vibrates consciousness, allowing us to feel at ease with dis-ease and disharmony.
So, just for fun, here is a little sound pill. It’s not a complete antidote. You’ll have to sing along, play along, or decide to vibrate more harmoniously yourself.
This little bit of harmony will serve as a reminder that we can be unique, inspiring, challenging and deep, while remaining harmonious.
Is this some great metaphysical vibration tuned to a specific Hertz measurement?
No. It’s the Beatles.
In fact, it is simply the vocals and harmonies of the last epic song on Abbey Road, vocal and harmonies only. You can hear for yourself what Wonders are created by human vocal harmony, and how it changes your own vibration, even without all the other instruments.
Click on the link below to hear for yourself:
It’s 16 minutes that will stick in your consciousness and remind you to tune into the harmonious in life, despite what the outer world and its most vocal proponents of disbelief and disharmony are preaching these days.
The only meaning, and intent here, is to remember the Harmonious.
Let’s start looking for the harmonies even in disharmonious times, just as The Beatles were wont to do.
It can’t hurt, and you might just lift up yourself, and those around you a bit more as well.
The passing of a musician today brought back to mind an important thing about music. You might listen to music superficially, but that doesn’t mean the Music is superficial.
Many esoteric ideas, even secrets, are hidden from the masses under the guise of nonsense, or frightening, imagery.
Take Blue Oyster Cult, for instance. The name of the band tells you that they are a “Cult” and that should frighten off plenty of people. Think of the best known BOC song, and you probably think of “Don’t Fear The Reaper” which appears to be a song honoring Death, The Reaper. It’s a love song. Really. Blue Oyster Cult was known early on for songs like “Career of Evil.” So, they must be an evil, certainly not spiritual, band…right?
I learned at an early age that I couldn’t go to the bookstores in my local town and get esoteric or deeply mystical spiritual books. I had two places to turn to get such knowledge: Within and Music.
There are many great stories and claims that surround the Singing Bowls. There are a few basic facts however that most people do not know at all.
Tibetan Singing Bowls didn’t originate in Tibet. Seriously. Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet from India, also brought along with him the Singing Bowls. Yes, “Tibetan Singing Bowls” are actually “East Indian Singing Bowls” and foreigners who later learned of the Bowls didn’t really know the difference between the names of the areas.
When people would travel to the Himalayas to ask about the mysterious Singing Bowls they often met monks who claimed they had no idea what the uninitiated were talking about. This, while the monks ate rice or cereal out of the very metal Bowls for which the curious were seeking!
Never say enlightened people don’t have a wicked sense of humor.
I have performed my Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowl BowlSounds at many intimate and wonderful places. Recently, I was asked by a family to perform my BowlSounds for a funeral. Why a funeral?
This particular event revolved around the passing of a person who used to come visit me and attend certain Singing Bowl performances. She owned a Bowl she purchased from me, and sent my cat and I a book on how cats were secret Zen masters. She loved my cat greatly. My cat was getting older now, 22 in fact, but she outlived our friend “Jane”. My cat had suddenly become blind the day before I heard of Jane’s passing. Many things were up in the air and uncertain it seemed.
When I was asked to perform for Jane’s funeral, of course I agreed. I was the sole music for a wedding ceremony, and now I was to join other musicians in a funeral.
I’ll tell you why this isn’t as strange as it might at first sound. Those of you who know my story, know I began to play the Bowls anew with the passing of a dear friend and mystic. Soon after this, I was playing Bowls for a friend who was making his transition too. That was the time the Bowls began to play differently than they ever had played before. People felt the difference. No one could name it, but the sensation they had listening to my Tibetan and Crystal Bowl performances was unlike any others they had heard or felt. In these transitions of dear and important friends, the Bowls and I changed.
Many of us love to talk. Some of us like to be very quiet, unless provoked. For me, the BowlSounds of Tibetan singing Bowls and Bells are better at doing the talking for me.
Often I am reminded of the Buddhist who talks so much about awareness that he fails to notice that his audience is trying to run for the door to escape his chatter.
Or the person who prattles on and on about the importance of meditation and silence.
There are times that I love to talk. Get on a topic I am passionate about and the faucet gets turned on. I have learned however that no matter how much I have studied word power and symbolism, and am known around the world for it, words have limits. That’s because words are about limits. Words are tools that help us limit vast possibilities.