Meditation With Children
Last summer I was approached by Irish author Noel Keating, who asked if I would be interested in recording an album of music for the purpose of encouraging meditation with children. Noel's background reaches back over 40 years in the education sector, and after his retirement, he dedicated 5 years of teaching meditation in classrooms across Ireland. He wrote a book called Meditation With Children that gives a rather tender glimpse, not only of the practical benefits of meditation, but remarkably, of the interiority the children naturally intuited as they sat in meditation.
I have since been recording and producing an album called Meditation With Children to compliment Noel Keating's work, that also includes spoken word from Noel. We are in the last stages of finalizing mixes and the master, and it will be going to press in the coming weeks with the hope that I will have all the pieces in order to release it in April.
Below is a final mix of one of the tracks from the project.
These days, as I wrestle with the history of things... with the vast history of empire making and violence... there is something profoundly comforting in hearing what hidden things surfaced from these children, who have been sitting together in silence.
They reveal that there is more to us, and more to this sacred creation than meets the eye.
2/17/2019 12:45:28 am
There doesn't seem to be a link to the song included, unless there's something wrong with my iPad.... Also, just for feedback, the ruminations in the right hand column are difficult to identify on iPad, I just see a list of 'Sunday song a....' , so no way of differentiating them. I could probably navigate more easily from my laptop... I so appreciate all the great material you're putting out. Thank you!
2/17/2019 12:55:59 am
I have already wondered where your experiment and spiritual journey would be directed and expanding in the next project. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. With love and gratitude.
2/17/2019 05:49:32 am
Just lovely, Alana. I’m quite interested in a CD of this when it is completed. Thanks.
2/17/2019 06:24:50 am
Oh, that is SO beautiful! Thank you!
2/17/2019 07:03:53 am
That was a lovely invitation into God’s presence! I began to sing with you after the first time through, and found my heart’s awareness deep and my longing satisfied. Look forward to hearing more!
2/17/2019 07:18:18 am
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for this. 🙏🏻
2/17/2019 08:16:40 am
Simply beautiful- it reminds me that we are all children in meditation.
2/17/2019 08:55:23 am
That's beautiful and very stilling Alana. I look forward to the CD in April.
Grandma Rosemary Sheridan
2/17/2019 09:06:42 am
Profoundly simple. Simply profound. This grandmother of 79 years and my five grandchildren of 13, 14, 18, 19 & 21 years, thank you, dear Alana & Noel!
2/17/2019 09:56:35 am
Thank you so very much!
2/17/2019 11:30:44 am
Lovely!! And not just for children.
2/17/2019 12:04:03 pm
Beautiful! I always find that the simplicity from, and/or directed toward, children touches me deeply. Thank you!
2/17/2019 01:37:52 pm
An oasis of peace. Thank you
2/17/2019 02:09:42 pm
So wonderful. Today I just decided I needed to learn how to teach meditation to children---then this---perfect Thank you!
2/17/2019 06:46:56 pm
Beautiful! Thank you!
2/18/2019 02:53:28 pm
Such a beautiful and much-needed gift to the world you are, Alana. Thank you for your persistence in sharing with us.
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Alana Levandoski is a song and chant writer, recording artist and music producer, in the Christian tradition, who lives with her family on a regenerative farm on the Canadian prairies.