Sunday, August 12, 2012

Songs To Live By: Koan of Dr. Seo




Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text is a koan from the Ven. Dr. Kyungbo-Seo (Il-Bung)
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby

Songs To Live By: 5 Dhyani Buddhas


"Vairochana, indigo blue of the midnight sky ..."
"Om Amitabha Hung ... may the red ray of love ..."
Amoga Siddhi, shine bright green light ..."
Ratna Sambhava ...golden light, golden light"
Akshobya Vajra Sattva, mirror back the clear light ..."

Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text by Joe and Guin Miller
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby

NOTE: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche called Joe and Guin Miller's Songs to Live By "the first American mantras."






Songs To Live By: Heart of My Heart





Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text by Guin Miller
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby



Songs To Live By: 23rd Psalm




Songs To Live By: Buddhist Trilogy





Songs To Live By: As Long As Love Remembers



Songs To Live By: Crossing the Bar






Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby

Songs To Live By: Never The Spirit



Songs To Live By: "Faith is A Bird ..."



Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from a poem by Rabindranath Tagore and Hebrews 11:1-6 (King James Version
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby


Songs To Live By: A New Commandment




Songs To Live By: Let Us Consider the Christ Within



Songs To Live By: Key to Eternity





Songs To Live By: River Meditation



Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from W.Y. Evans-Wentz' Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby

Songs To Live By: By The Confidence of the Golden Sun ...




Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from a poem by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby


NOTE: "Rigden" is a Tibetan term, meaning "holder of the castes" and/or "wisdom holder," i.e., a being whose medicine is so powerful, so authentic, that it touches all without distinction.


Songs To Live By: Ignore the Opinions of Others



One of four poems by Richard Power that Guin set to music for Joe to sing.

Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from the poem by Richard Power
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby


Songs To Live By: Akshobya



One of the four poems written by Richard Power that Guin set to music for Joe to sing.

Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from the poem by Richard Power
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby



Friday, August 10, 2012

Songs To Live By: Rose of Light


One of four poems by Richard Power that Guin Miller set to music for Joe to sing.

Performed by Joe and Guin Miller
Text from the poem by Richard Power
Music composed by Guin Miller
Audio recording by Sarmad Ocampo
Sheet music by W. Blake Derby