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Sangha Without Borders

is currently physically located in London, UK

MUSIC FOR MEDITATION

Meditating to music can be a calming, reflective and spiritual experience. The suggested material on this page offers you a variety of musical pieces that provide an excellent entry into this form of practice. This list is updated regularly and we invite you to send us your own suggestions to add to the list.

Classical

Jazz

World

Spiritual

Classical

Bach:

  • Cantatas for Alto Solo – Andreas Scholl, Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe

  • English Suites – Glenn Gould

  • Goldberg Variations – Glenn Gould

  • Messe en Si Mineur (Mass in B Minor) – Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe

 

Beethoven:

  • Piano Sonatas – Glenn Gould

  • 9 Symphonies: The Enlightenment and The Revolution - Kent Nagano Symphonique De Montreal

 

Casals:

  • Bach Cello Suites 1 & 2 – Pablo Casals

 

Chopin:

  • Nocturnes – Arthur Rubinstein

 

Gershwin:

  • Manhattan – New York Phil Harmonic

Renee Fleming:

  • Haunted Heart

  • The Art of Renee Fleming

Mozart:

  • The Complete Piano Sonatas – Glenn Gould

 

Erik Satie:

  • Piano Masterpieces Selection – Paul Martínez

Shubert:

  • Winterreise (Winter Journey)

 
 

Jazz

Andy Bey:

  • Ain't Necessarily So

  • American Song

Keith Jarrett

  • The Melody At Night, With You

  • Whisper Not

 

Ralph Towner

  • My Foolish Heart 

  • Chiaroscuro

 

Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane

The Best of Chet Baker Sings – Chet Baker

Blue Light ‘Til Dawn – Cassandra Wilson

Eastern Sounds (Remastered) – Yusef Lateef

Getz/Gilberto – Stan Getz & João Gilberto

 

Jasmine – Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden

 

Leaves of Grass – Fred Hersch Ensemble

 

New Chautauqua – Pat Metheny

 

Poetica – Anat Cohen

 

Still Life (Talking) – Pat Metheny Group

 

The Very Best of John Coltrane – John Coltrane

World

Bob Dylan:

  • Bringing It All Back Home

  • John Wesley Harding

Leonard Cohen:

  • Ten Songs

  • The Essential

 

1966 - Ryuichi Sakamoto

Amorosa – Rosa Passos

 

En Mana Kuoyo – Ayub Ogada

Entre Amigos - Rosa Passos with Ron Carter

Japanese Traditional Music – Various Artists

 

The Very Best of Japanese Music – Various Artists

Toots Thieleman's European Quartet Toots Thieleman

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

Spiritual

Ravi Shankar

  • Chants of India (Produced by George Harrison)

  • Spirit of India

  • The Essential

Nawang Khechog

  • Tibetan Meditation Music

  • Music As Meditation

108 Names of MOther Divine Sacred Chants - Craig Pruess & Ananda

 

Classical Indian Flute & Violin With Virtuoso Brothers V.K. Raman and Mysore V. Srikanth – Mysore V. Srikanth & V.K. Raman

Kokan-Shakuhachi 1 “Colour of Tune” – Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments Collection Series 6

 

Most Relaxing Classical Indian Flute – Splendour of Meditation

 

Music of Zen Meditation – Tony Scott

 

Samurai MusicTraditional Zen Music – “Shakuhachi” Bamboo Flute

 

The Lama’s Chants: Songs of Awakening and Roads of Blessings – Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lama Gyurme

Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent TimesDeval Premal and the Gyuto Monks of Tibet