Offerings: Guitar Meditations by Clarelynn Rose

Offerings: Guitar Meditations by Clarelynn Rose

As a practicing Buddhist and acoustic finger-style guitar player, Clarelynn Rose has explored the concept of ‘Guitar Dharma’ as a result of discovering that many of the principles of the Buddhist practice that she has learnt over the years can be directly applied to the art of musical performance and composition. Clarelynn freely admits that Playing guitar, for example, often gives me the same centered, grounded feeling as meditation. Guitar playing was my first meditation, which I only realised after starting formal meditation practice and immediately recognising the feeling as…

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Meadow Run by Clarelynn Rose

Meadow Run by Clarelynn Rose

Clarelynn Rose has two main loves in her life. One is playing the guitar and the other, which goes someway to inspiring and influencing her music, is to revel in the peaceful beauty and tranquility of woodland areas – a passion which began after falling in love with redwood forests while an undergrad at UC Santa Cruz. Her love of trees resulted in her becoming a SmartWood-certified Resource Manager as well as a consultant with SmartWood in which she assessed the sustainability of forestry operations in various locations in China…

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