Zen Meditation is designed to create a state of restful alertness; activity (thoughts) takes place against a backdrop of deep silence. This is the quintessential description of the state of Zen.
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything — Shunryu Suzuki
Two different tones, one high and enlivening the other deep and resonant, create a dual-pulse of alpha and delta binaural beats. The brain is both alert and active, yet also held in a state of stillness.
You may hear the binaural beats as a faint humming or pulsing behind the sound of running water. You do not need to actively listen to this, nor do you need to be able to clearly hear the tones. Just set the volume of the audio to a comfortable level.
Typically 7-8 minutes is needed for the brain to tune-in to binaural beats, so listening times shorter than this are unlikely to create any effect. Use this time to settle down and relax, focusing on your breath or following a simple relaxation routine.
This audio has been custom-made for deep meditation and should not be used while undertaking activity. Stereo headphones are required.
Brainwave entrainment audio to create alert and deeply silent states of awareness at the same time.
The base frequencies are 120Hz (high, enlivening) and 60Hz (deep, resonant).
The high tone generates a binaural beat of 10.5Hz (mid-alpha). This is the dominant brainwave frequency observed for light relaxation, mental clarity and sharp focus.
The low tone generates a binaural beat of 2.5Hz (mid-delta). This range is consistent with deep dreamless sleep and super-deep meditation. This could also be described as thought-free awareness.
The background sound on Zen Meditation is Relaxing Mountain Stream by Björn Lynne, licensed from Shockwave sound.
The pink noise created by falling water helps block out distracting noise and increases the effectiveness of the binaural beats.