Windy iOS App for Audio Relaxation or Meditation

windy_appWindy iOS App

I’ve always found the sound of wind calming. Since I am fortunate enough to live near the Rocky Mountains, I like to travel to some quieter spots and listen to the sound of the wind whispering through the trees. It feels as though the air is speaking. It’s a haunting sound, but also makes me feel a part of the nature around me. A feeling that’s not easy to come by when you leave in a more crowded area.

I was delighted to find an application that generates wind audio. It’s not just recordings of wind, but really 3 dimensional audio tracks created by a professional sound technician specifically for this app.

The description is ” 6 natural wind recordings in partnership with Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton.” The sound of wind is amazing and really a great way to calm myself after a stressful day, or just as a noise-masking track to sleep with at night.

Either way I highly recommend using this app for you wind and nature sound lovers. You can buy Windy on the iTunes store.

We Recommend – Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

If you can possibly joing Andrew Holecek for this 2-day course, I highly recommend it. I have had the privilege of being in 2 of his earliest death and dying classes and found them amazing in their content and their impact on our views on death.

The class is on Nov 7 and 8, 2014

Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom Weekend Programs

We see others dying all around us but somehow feel entitled to an exemption. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata, the sage Yudisthira is asked, “Of all things in life, what is the most amazing?” Yudisthira answers, “That a man, seeing others die all around him, never thinks he will die.” If we acknowledge death and use it as an advisor, however, it will prioritize our life, ignite our renunciation, and spur our meditation.

In this weekend program, Andrew Holecek guides us through the rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. From practices and teachings to prepare you for dying to a thorough view of the Bardos, you’ll learn the overall view and the specific tools needed to transform your outlook on death and dying.