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Chanting from the Heart

Saturday, April 04, 2015 -
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
This introductory workshop is open to all skill levels, and to anyone who wants to use sound and their voice as a part of their practice. In the workshop we will:
  • Talk about the three types of voice: Chest/belly, throat, and nasal. We will practice using these types of voice and talk about their benefits and drawbacks.
  • Explore the use of breathing as a part of chanting practice.
  • Practice rhythmic chanting and how to lead a group.
  • Learn how to project and open the voice, and explore the difference between singing and chanting.
  • Explore energy resonances with tonal chanting, and learn how different tones vibrate different chakra and energetic resonances.
  • Practice listening and chanting with a group to produce harmonics, move energy, and deepen meditation practice.
This one-day workshop coincides with the full moon, so participants are encouraged to attend the evening Full Moon Metta ceremony. The evening practice will include a ceremony of ethical living and use toning and chanting as a part of loving-kindness practice. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen practices learned during the workshop. For more information about Full Moon Metta, click here.
Suggested donation includes a vegetarian/vegan lunch. Registration is helpful; it lets the cook knows how much lunch to prepare. Walk-ins welcome. 
Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple
6401 NE 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211