fundamental principles:
• open to all, particularly interested in participation of non-classical musicians
• non-religious, non-sectarian, but definitely spiritual in foundation
• foster and develop mindfulness in musical activities
• foster authentic musical analysis which seeks a holistic account of musical experience
• demonstrate the efficacy of contemplative practices to deepen the musical experience
• organize around a question. potential questions include:
what does the contemplative mind do in music?
◦ how does one live the practice in a competitive world?
◦ how does a person balance/reconcile ambition and compassion?