This past Wednesday we had the noteworthy (pardon the pun!) honor of performing, for the first time in public, Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion and the Brahms B Major Piano Trio.
Why “Bodhi” Trio? Well, first, we couldn’t resist the association with the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Music, in those cherished moments of inspiration, gives us glimpses of our greater potential.
We meditate at the beginning of each of our rehearsals, and at our debut invited the audience to join us in a centering technique to enhance their listening experience.
One woman came up to me afterwards with gratitude. She had suffered a tragedy in her life, but told us that the concert had brought her healing and release. Wow.
Another listener told us how the brief meditation allowed her to be present and stay open to enjoying the music throughout. She went away feeling peaceful and uplifted. That’s what we can celebrate!