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Meditation Chimes

Do you want to meditate in silence for a set length of time, but don't have anyone to ring some chimes when you're finished?  In many circles, one person is in charge of "ringing the bell" (or using some other means) to signal that the meditation period is ended.  You don't want to be constantly checking your watch to see if it's been 25 minutes, or 10 minutes, or whatever length of time you think appropriate.

These five tracks consist of three chimes being sounded (approximately 25 seconds), followed by an appropriate period of silence (of 25, 20, 15, 10, or 5 minutes), followed by three more chimes to signal the end.  They are in MP3 format.  (Sorry, WAV just took up too much disk space!  But if you convert them to WAV format they can be made into a 79-minute CD, it just barely fits). 

Thanks to Kate Lawrence (author of The Practical Peacemaker) for sounding the chimes!  And it's absolutely free!  This is not professionally recorded, but it's much more functional and a lot cheaper than the "Zen Alarm Clock" which retails for about $100.   I just recorded the chimes and then used some software to insert the appropriate length of silence.  Just download below.

Track 1 -- Chimes and 25 minutes of silence

Track 2 -- Chimes and 20 minutes of silence

Track 3 -- Chimes and 15 minutes of silence

Track 4 -- Chimes and 10 minutes of silence

Track 5 -- Chimes and 5 minutes of silence

This probably isn't nearly as good as meditating in a group, but if your schedule doesn't permit you to get down to your local Zen center every morning at 6:00 a. m., it's better than constantly checking your watch.