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Drops of Emptiness
Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Plum Village
Drops of Emptiness
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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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 ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Plum Village
Title: Drops of Emptiness
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sounds True Direct
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 2/24/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600835100342

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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 Chn Khng, 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.

1 CD

62 Minutes in length

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Inspiring Insights
Mary E. Croy | Milwaukee, WI United States | 10/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Drops of Emptiness" is a CD compilation of the songs and poetry of Plum Village, a Buddhist monastic community located in southwestern France. The monks and nuns of this community are refugees from Vietnam, but their influence reaches far beyond the Vietnamese or Buddhist traditions. Their words are inspirational: drawing strongly on images of nature to move the listener toward meditation and prayer. The format is simple, most of the poems are either chanted or sung acapella, a few are accompanied by the deep reverberations of a bell or lighter taps on a "song lang" a traditional Vietnamese instrument used to keep time. For those interested in exploring Buddhism, this CD is a must. For those interested in new insights into spirituality, "Drops of Emptiness" is anything but empty."