The Rhythm of One Hand Clapping: Music and the Dharma
Though it wasn’t always the case, Buddhism and the arts, including music, have shared a long, complementary relationship.
Led by Great Wave’s Bradley Kyonin Moody, this fascinating series will explore three main topics: traditional forms of Buddhist music; Buddhist themes in contemporary music; and Buddhist practice in the context of music performance and composition. Participants will be provided with music playlists and questions to prompt discussion on how certain pieces or styles of music relate to key Buddhist concepts. This series is open to all, regardless of experience with music or Buddhism.
Our discussions will take place via Zoom on May 28, June 4, and June 11, starting at 1:00 PM. Prior to each meeting, participants will be provided with music playlists as well as questions for consideration.
To participate, please complete our Event Registration Form. We ask for a $10 donation toward this series of events. However, if this amount represents a financial hardship for you, please request a scholarship on the registration form.
Bradley Kyonin Moody is a lay student at Great Wave Zen Sangha. He formally received Jukai from John Gendo Wolff, Roshi, in July of 2022, after two years of regular practice at Great Wave. He works as a musician, audio engineer, and pro audio retailer.