[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/6518109 w=400&h=225]<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/6518109″>The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering)</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/renss”>R Smittenaar</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
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Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine priest is a profound wisdom keeper.
Tricycle Magazine is offering an online Buddhist Film Festival, which will feature (among other films) “Colors of Compassion” by Eloise De Leon. This film chronicles the 2004 People of Color Retreat at Deer Park with Thich Nhat Hanh which I attended with many friends. For more information go to www.tricycle.com/buddhafest. Also go to the filmmakers website, Eloise De Leon, at www.colorsofcompassionmovie.com
See below a few clips of the film.
Many see chanting as a practice related only to Buddhism, yet if you open to cultures prior to the onset of Buddhism you find many forms of chanting. I would like to share chanting from the Aka and Baka tribes (referred to as Pygmies) of the Congo whose chants date back more than 8,000 years. The filmmaker mistakenly calls it yodelling (based on a western perspective):
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One must be fully present in the moment for the drum to sing. No stories running through the head. Wagogo women from East Africa know this. Listen to them.