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The Science and Experience of Chanting – Week One

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June 20th, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parish Resource Center
2160 Lincoln Highway E
Lancaster, PA, 17602, United States

Hosted by the Parish Resource Center in collaboration with St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster.

Led by James and Maria Schaller

“The Science and Experience of Chanting” is a two-part series exploring the spiritual connection between chanting and meditation, and why it is good for our bodies and for deepening our connection to the divine.

Week One – SCIENCE – What does brain science reveal about our bodies when we chant?  How can we better charge our bodies with breathing, chanting and meditation to live healthier lives?  What does science reveal about music, and how we can harness the power of music and sound to gain a deeper understanding of contemplative practices? We will do fun vocal experiments to help you get acquainted with your voice whether you are a non-singer or a pro. This is not your grandma’s hymnal practice, but a vibrant way to energize our bodies to prepare for meditation. This session will include sequences of chanting and meditation as we share information in this fun and informative 2-hour session.

Week Two – EXPERIENCE – For more information click here.

James Schaller is a clinical musician, composer and sound consultant, who has created music programs for hospices and trained medical staffs about how to use therapeutic music nationwide. Maria Del Rey-Schaller is a Latin Grammy-nominated recording artist, family media producer and the publisher of ChildGood Magazine. Together they produce The Healer’s Visit, a music and video outreach.  They inspire caregivers around the world about how to enhance pastoral care through music and visitation, with the power of sound to develop the “compassionate visit.”

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