Quieting The Monkey Mind


Quieting The Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music

by Dudley & Dean Evenson

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Drawing from over four decades of creating music for meditation and yoga, Quieting the Monkey Mind is filled with practical tips, exercises, photos, and illustrations to support readers on an empowering journey of finding inner peace in our often chaotic world.

Quieting The Monkey Mind shares some basic principles of meditation along with a wide array of sound tools and practices that can be used to take one into deeper states of inner peace and meditative bliss. No matter where you are in your meditation practice, the Evenson’s believe readers will find useful tools and techniques that will allow you to access deeper levels of inner stillness leading to a more rewarding sense of self and personal empowerment.

Responding to the often asked question “What is the benefit of meditation and music?”, Co-author Dudley Evenson shares, “What we endeavored to accomplish with Quieting The Monkey Mind, is to help make meditation understandable, accessible and simple to do. At its core, meditation is an inner training of our mental processes to attain a calm state of centered balance, awareness and spiritual expansiveness. It is a powerful and beneficial tool that can assist you in all aspects of your life. Silence and music are not only calming but deeply healing.”

Quieting The Monkey Mind provides some helpful answers to these questions and many more:

• What is the difference between prayer and meditation?

• How can we let go of our thoughts?

• How do we choose music that enhances meditation?

• What is the benefit of a regular meditation practice?

• What is our goal in contemplation?

• How do we use breath to focus the mind?