Chanting from the Heart: Pari-Nirvana Vigil
This evening vigil will begin at 7pm and continue through midnight to commemorate the Buddha's passing from his physical form. We will use both toning and short chants alongside zazen to explore the breath of this body and bring ourselves to greater awareness of the ephemeral nature of sound in this moment.
The vigil is open whether the participants attended the afternoon Chanting Basics Class or not, though workshop participants are encouraged to attend if they want to practice the skills learned in class. The chanting vigil will include zazen and silent meditation along with toning and chanting.
Everyone is welcome!
Birdie Daimei Marmaduke
Daimei was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and has been singing most of her life. She has sung in many choral settings including Portland Symphonic Girlchoir and Aurora Women's Chorus, and was the youngest board member to serve on the Concord Community of Choirs board of directors, at 16 years old. She was trained in vocal techniques and toning by Judith Lynn Bowen and assisted in teaching toning classes. She has participated in a variety of musical projects and enjoys creating ceremonies and chants. She has received awards from Thalia Karaphia (a pagan organization) for her chant writing. Daimei was trained as an Ino (chant leader) at Great Vow Zen Monastery in 2011 and has been utilizing her skills on Sunday evenings at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple.
Daime is also a member of the Sangha Harmony Committee.