Music in the Dharma / Dharma in the Music / Live at IMC
with Rev. Heng Sure, Betsy Rose and Alan Senauke - June 10, 2005 - Free Download
The joys and teachings of dharma flow through every human activity. The creation of sound and
rhythm in the midst of space and silence has always helped people wake up to life. Music flourished
in specific ways in every culture around the world, and it has the ability to cut through our perceived
differences. Insight Meditation Center brings together three Western practitioners of Buddhism and of
music. Their folk-rooted acoustic music combines tradition and innovation much as our practice here
in California does the same. But the bottom line is that we can share and enjoy this music together.
Rev. Heng Sure is creatively engaged in bringing a 1300-year-old sacred musical tradition from
China to the West. He was ordained as a monk in the Mahayana lineage of Master Hsuan Hua in
1976. He is a pilgrim, an author and has a Ph.D. in Buddhism from the Graduate Theological Union
in Berkeley. He speaks Mandarin, French and Japanese and serves as pastor to a Chinese/
Vietnamese Buddhist community.
Betsy Rose is an accomplished singer and songwriter of folk and progressive music. She was
introduced to the dharma by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1987. She has performed widely throughout the
world at festivals, ecological conferences and spiritual gatherings. Dharma teachers such as Thich
Nhat Hanh, Matthew Fox and Joanna Macy include her music in their work. She is a long-time leader
of the Family Program at Spirit Rock.
Hozan Alan Senauke has been a student and performer of American traditional music for 40 years.
He is a Soto Zen priest in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman.
He is head of practice at Berkeley Zen Center, where he lives with his wife and their two children.
Alan was Executive Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and serves as their Senior Advisor.
Insight Meditation Center
The Insight Meditation Center (IMC) is a community-based urban meditation center for the
practice of Vipassana or Insight meditation. They are a non-residential center in Redwood City,
California, dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist teachings.
IMC offers a broad range of practice and community activities. This includes a weekly schedule of
meditation sessions, dharma talks (talks on Buddhist teaching and practice), classes, group
discussions, yoga practice and a variety of meditation and study retreats.
IMC began in 1986 as a gathering of individuals who meet in order to learn, support and deepen
their mindfulness practice. It is an informal group, and those interested in mindfulness meditation are
heartily welcome to participate whenever they wish.
IMC does not require payment for any of its teachings or meetings. The support of teachers and
center expenses is done through the voluntary donations of its community. The group is guided by
Insight Meditation Center
1205 Hopkins Avenue
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