In the tradition of the Zen bamboo flute, a master does not actively seek to imitate the sounds of nature-instead, he creates music that invokes the emotions we feel as we witness the subtle majesty of the natural world. As the first westerner to attain the rank of grand master of the shakuhachi flute, Riley Lee has gained international acclaim for his ability to express the meditative mind as music. With Shakuhachi Water Meditations, Lee captures the essence of our experience of water-from the expansive sense of peace that comes from listening to the rhythm of the surf; to the serenity that we feel when we gaze out over a mirror-smooth lake. A melodic, soothing album, perfect for meditators, healing practitioners, and anyone seeking deep relaxation.
About the Artist
Riley Lee is the recipient of two of the most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, traceable back to the Zen komusô, or 'priests of nothingness.' He is the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan (grand master), and has recorded dozens of albums including Music for Zen Meditation (Narada, 2003). He resides in Australia.