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  Buddhist music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddhist music is music created for or inspired by Buddhism and part of Buddhist art.
Musical chanting, most often in Tibetan or Sanskrit, is an integral part of the religion.
Shomyo (声明) is a style of Japanese Buddhist chant; mainly in the Tendai and Shingon sects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buddhist_music   (285 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Buddhist music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buddhist chant is chant used in or inspired by Buddhism, including many genres in many cultures: Buddhist chant is chant used in or inspired by Buddhism, including many genres in many cultures: Repetition of the name of Amitabha in Pure Land Buddhism.
Buddhist music Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence.
A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Buddhist-music   (1438 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Music of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Music of China appears to date back to the dawn of Chinese civilization, and documents and artifacts provide evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC).
The Imperial Music Bureau, first established in the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC), was greatly expanded under the Emperor Han Wu Di (140-87 BC) and charged with supervising court music and military music and determining what folk music would be officially recognized.
Heavy Metal is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, took blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the use...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-China   (9558 words)

 Buddhist music: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buddhist art originated in the indian subcontinent in the centuries following the life of the historical gautama buddha in the 6th to 5th century bc5th century...
Pornobilly is a musical genre diverging from psychobilly....
Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that mixes the melodies and instrumentation of classical music with the speed and intensity of metal....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bu/buddhist_music.htm   (1251 words)

 Buddhist Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Music is an extremely important part of the Buddhist faith, and has great history and tradition.
Buddhism is said to have arrived in Korea from India in AD 374, and the earliest references to buddhist music are of the eight century.
Since Buddhist ceremonies have recently been simplifed, chissori is in danger of extinction, and only a few living chanters are capable of singing thirteen chants out of the former repertory of seventy-two.
csunix1.lvc.edu /~snyder/MRT/buddha/BuddhistMusic.html   (600 words)

 Early Japanese Music
The musical life of the T'ang court was extremely varied and multicultural; a formal set of rules, called the "Ten Styles of Music" governed the hierarchy and use of Chinese and foreign musical styles in court.
Movement is the basis of music in that music gives sound to the movement of the body—it's not overly simplistic to say that music is the sound of the human body in motion.
Music theory was housed in an official Imperial department, the gagaku department, that had as its task the formal training of gagaku musicians.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ANCJAPAN/MUSIC.HTM   (2387 words)

 Buddhist Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buddhist morality is underpinned by the principles of harmlessness and moderation.
Broadly thereare three groups of definitions: those that define music as an external fact, for example "organized sound", those that label itas a social construction, and those that seek a platonic or quasi-platonic ideal of music which is not rooted in specificallyphysical or mental terms.
The definition of music as sound with particular characteristics is taken as a given by psycho-accoustics, and is a common one in musicology and performance.
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 Buddhist music refers to traditional, religious chant and instrumental music performed in the context of a ritual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buddhist music is traditional, religious chant and instrumental music performed in the context of a ritual.
For example, in Chinese Buddhist ceremonies the beginnings of each section in a sutra is punctuated by a single striking of the gong and the last section followed by two strikes to give warning of the upcoming ending.
Atsuko Tsukamoto, “The Music of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh:  The musical structure of Tibetan Buddhist chant in the ritual
sophia.smith.edu /~jhubbard/budmusic.htm   (8670 words)

 Newsletter ...12-24-2002
Music gives us the capacity to express the deepest feelings of the human soul.  Whether through holy hymns or sincere chants of praise, it is capable of lifting our minds to an almost sublime state, and, as such, is regarded as having an important role in the promotion of religious teachings.
Buddhist fanbei is not designed to try to elevate or excite the emotions of participants or practitioners, but in fact aims to achieve the opposite effect.  Its main function is to conserve emotional energy, calm thoughts, reduce desire, and allow practitioners to see their true nature with a clear mind.
Buddhist melodies are characterized as being strong, but not fierce; soft, but not weak; pure, but not dry; still, but not sluggish, and able to help purify the hearts of listeners.
www.urbandharma.org /udnl/nl122402.html   (3794 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Buddhist Music
I notice that Buddhist songs and music, especially those made by the Chinese, tend to stay on the beaten path, down from the instruments used to the musical arrangement.
Just wondering if the Buddhist music should stick to the past, or if it should move on and have more modern sounds, which would be more attractive to the younger generation.
Another example of modernized Buddhist music is Imee Ooi who is supposed to be very popular in Singapore and Malaysia (though this is from what I have been told, so I cannot confirm).
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=7728   (1341 words)

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Since the Buddhist music in Taiwan blossomed and there are now many who engage music as the means to propagate the Dharma.
It was a major breakthrough in the history of Buddhist music in its blending of the traditional with the contemporary, and religion and art.
The series of Buddhist music concerts organized by the BLIA chapters in the various regions and presented in the national concert halls of Asia, Australia, Europe, and USA have attracted hundreds of thousands of listeners.
www.ibps.org /newjersey/English/articles/MusicFestival.htm   (1045 words)

 :: Xinhuanet - English ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was not rock music nor was it pop - it was traditional Chinese Buddhist music that made an instant hit in the modern metropolis.
Buddhist music, which originated from ancient India, found its way into China some 2,000 years ago, and after absorbing elements of traditional Chinese folk music, court music and other religiousmusic, a unique form which is now call Chinese Buddhist music cameinto being.
He said that Buddhism and Buddhist music in the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong had the same roots, and through theperformance by monks from across the Taiwan Strait, the traditional religious art would be further developed and bring more happiness to the Chinese.
news.xinhuanet.com /english/2004-03/19/content_1374810.htm   (617 words)

 Buddhist Music of Tianjin: Tianjin Buddhist Music Ensemble CD - NI-5416
Derived from the temple music of imperial times, it is still a distinctive part of folk rituals today.
The music that the group play on this disc is still commonly performed for funerals and God's birthdays, throughout the area south and west of Tianjin.
The majority of the musicians are over the age of 60 and all have had a long association with Buddhist temple music.
www.worldmusicstore.com /index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=5508   (150 words)

 Dongguk University
A hall of learning, the College of Buddhist Culture was established on the Gyeongju Campus in 1994 by votive offeings of three treasures whith lofty ideals - self - develpoment of mankind and realization of the pure land.
The Buddhist sense about humans and education is that all children have the disposition to become Buddha.
Through education of the Korean traditional music, students get to learn Korean musical language; through education of creative music, they are taught to accept modern music; and through education of theories of the western music, Buddhist music, dance, and Korean traditional music, they get to have a comprehensive understanding of the whole field of music.
www.dongguk.edu /english/college/culture.htm   (545 words)

 buddhist music and buddhist teachings || Buddha Brothers ||   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Boston Shinshu Buddhist Sangha
As Buddhists, it is important to be mindful of not doing anything that could lead to a clash of civilizations or conflicts among religious beliefs.
In Hawaii it is called the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, and on the mainland it is known as the Buddhist Churches of America.
Rennyo was musically inclined, and composed chanting music to go with the canonical works, mainly the poems of Shinran.
web.mit.edu /stclair/www/Boston_Shinshu.html   (3839 words)

 Excite - Search: buddhist music
music is chant, and it is a very complex type of...
music was used mainly in monasteries and temples.
Buddhist rituals and services throughout Korean history since the introduction of Buddhism in the 4th century.
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 buddhist music - Ask.com Search
This issue of the world of music is among the first published anthologies to explore Buddhist music from cross-cultural perspectives.
Buddhist music has been a part of Buddhist rituals and services throughout Korean history since the introduction of Buddhism in the 4th century.
Buddhist music in world tour - Culture and#038; Life - Culture and#038; Education...
web.ask.com /web?q=buddhist+music&qsrc=62&page=1   (397 words)

 KoreanLine : Culture
This type of music was composed formally to suit such grand ceremonies with solemn and magnificent styles to inspire people about the righteousness and awesomeness of the Buddha and his teachings.
In this respect, it is natural that Buddhist music has continued to grow out of the whole musical culture and is shared with people's everyday lives and practices.
Pompae, which is used in Buddhist rituals at temples, is the world of glorification of the Buddha in a long solemn and magnificent chant, and it is called Osan.
www.koreapop.com /culture/news/culture_news_02.shtml   (956 words)

 Buddhist Music - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Music has played a major part in world religion for centuries, from ancient Islamic songs to ninth-century Gregorian chants to the African-American spirituals and shape-note choirs prevalent in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
American gospel music derives mostly from blues, folk, and jazz traditions, and its influence had been wide and strong.
Today's Christian music, however, has widened the stylistic boundaries even further, marrying sacred themes with contemporary sounds from acoustic folk to alternative rock, hip-hop to heavy metal.
music.download.com /2001-10570_32-0.html   (148 words)

 Buddhist Music
This melodious, rich, and vibrant music soothes and uplifts the eternal being residing within each one of us.
Deuter’s inimitable ability to make these inner qualities audible in the form of harmonics and vibrations is his greatest talent and his gift to all those who love his music.
Listening to this recording by yourself will harmonize and balance your bio-electromagnetic fields and shift you into deep alpha brainwaves.
www.pilgrimsway.com /music/meditation.html   (151 words)

 Buddhist music at the time of the Buddha
Buddhist style music recognizes its origin in India from 1500 to 2000 B.C.E. It came from the Sama Veda
Such music is characterized by five basic traits, namely uprightness, elegance, clarity, heart warming and easily understood.
In the Avatamsaka-sutra, it mentions that Buddhist music is also a means of promoting the Dharma.
www.blia.org /english/FanBei/at%20the%20time%20of%20the%20Buddha.htm   (333 words)

 the world of music vol. 44, 2002-2
Buddhist musical practices accompany, inspire, and guide body postures and prostrations, hand gestures, and breathing rhythms, and also aim at guiding prescribed non-movement in some instances, as in disciplines of establishing stillness of the body.
Music is analyzed as part of the constructive potential, through which both individual psychic systems and collective, cultural ones are created and maintained.
Music is seen as an important part of this network, and one sensory component in the physical process of transferring the embodied content of the ancient story to the contemporary audience.
web.uni-bamberg.de /ppp/ethnomusikologie/wom02-2   (1463 words)

 UH Music Faculty - Byongwon Lee
Keynote speech “Musical Acculturation during the Colonial Period: a Global Perspective and Critical Assessment” presented at the Asian Music during the Colonial Period hosted by the Seoul National University Asian Music Research Institute.
“Musical Characteristics of the Andong Region’s Folksongs,” a conference entitled Andong and Its Culture sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Korean Studies of the Andong University and the Center for Korean Studies of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Organized the “Workshop on Korean Music for Overseas Musicologists,”the month-long session co-sponsored by the Korea Foundation and the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, and served as the main lecturer.
www.hawaii.edu /uhmmusic/faculty/lee.htm   (2244 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Favorite Buddhist Music
Sky and Ocean was also composed to strengthen the connection with Buddhist prayers which are otherwise chanted in Eastern languages.
Acoustic guitarist and composer Steve Tibbetts in his album Northern Song presents the listener with five meditative musical landscapes, each leaving the listener with a sense of openness and empty space ready to be filled.
It is background music that doesn't get in the way of the listener's imagination, and yet lets him take it where he will.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=2963&view=getlastpost   (1071 words)

 Amazon.com: Buddhist Chants & Peace Music: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The music is delicate, but at the same time it has the power to move the emotions to a deep level of joy and serenity.
VIBRATION ~ Shulamit & the Drepung Gomang Buddhist Monks ~ Sacred Chants of Tibet & The Kabballah (Kabbalah) ~ Shulamit & Drepung Gomang Buddhist Monks
Tibetan Mantras and Chants ~ Buddhist Monks of Maitri Vihar Monastery
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003QFB?v=glance   (1039 words)

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