Learn how to harness the peaceful rhythm of each day to ease anxiety, and become more mindful and present with the book that Jack Kornfield says is, “An invitation to join in quiet ecstasy, to rediscover sacred rhythms.”
Music of Silence shows how to incorporate the sacred meaning of monastic living into everyday life by following the natural rhythm of the hours of the day. Learn how to bring mindfulness and prayer into your day-to-day experience in order to reconnect yourself with the sources of joy.
“Friends tell me that Music of Silence is my most readable book; for this I am grateful to Sharon Lebell, as I am grateful to Kathleen Norris for her Introduction. Kathleen (the author of Cloister Walk) has done so much to make the rich heritage of monastic tradition available to people outside the monastic enclosure. In a small way, my book tries to do the same. Please visit the companion feature on this website called the Meet the Angel of the Hour, which presents the chants for the Hours as performed by a group of monks from the Mount Saviour Monastery in Pine City, New York. “
— Br. David Steindl-Rast