Music for Meditation
Under the guidance of Alejandro Drago , UND assistant professor of music and director of Chamber Orchestra/Strings/Violin, a concert series will return to the Lotus Meditation Center (LMC). On October 25, 2013 at 7 p.m . Drago will perform as a soloist forthe fall concert, and he will bring a group back for a Spring performance. LMC founder Tamar Read, Professor Emerita, retired from UND's Music Department in 1988. In 2006 there was a concert series featuring then assistant professor of Violin and Viola Eric Lawson and several guest artists.
Read sees a close relationship between Meditation and Music. On the concert program she writes,
"The most satisfying and complete listening experience to music needs an open heart and mind; that is, a mind empty of the future or regrets over the past. In other words, we must be present in the moment of our listening experience. Likewise all experiences of our lives will be more satisfying and complete if lived in the present with an open heart and mind. Listening to music in this way becomes practice for experiencing all aspects of our lives in the present with an open heart and mind."
There is no admission cost, however there will be an opportunity to make a free will donation in support of the programs held by the Lotus Meditation Center. Please join us for the concert and light refreshments afterwards.