We’re joined this week by Flamenco guitarist and Zen practitioner Ottmar Liebert. Ottmar shares the story of how he broke with his childhood religion of Catholicism, started doing Transcendental Meditation, and then found his spiritual home in the Zen tradition. We also discuss the nature of practice, and compare how it manifests in both music and meditation. We also explore the distinction between solitary practice and performance, seeing what parallels to music we might find in Zen.
Petals on the Path ( http://www.ottmarliebert.com/music/album/petals-on-the-path )
Letter to a Young Musician #1 ( http://www.ottmarliebert.com/diary/?p=6374 )