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Betsey Rose
In My Two Hands

Berkeley, Parallax Press, 1988. Betsy's style is basically a contemporary Folk approach. Quoted comments are from the liner notes. Available as audiocassette only.

"Three Treasures"
A traditional Buddhist chant in a Western musical setting
"Silence"
Based on a poem by Deena Metzger
"Five Rivers"
Based on the Heart Sutra.
The closing mantra says "Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond. Great Awakening, Hallelujah!"
"Children's Promises"
"What have you done this week to develop compassion and understanding?"
"Song of the Boat People"
Based on poetry and Music of Thich Nhat Hanh and Cao Phuong
"In My Two Hands"
from a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh
"Zen and the Art of Sunburn"
Written during Rose's "first effort at a spiritual retreat"
"Taste and See"
"Written for a women's ritual reclaiming Eden and the apple."
"Water, Fire and Smoke"
"Nature was my first experience of the sacred"
"Seneca Moon"
"Inspired by the first U.S. Women's Peace Encampment, in Seneca Falls, NY, 1984."
"Happy and Good"
"Happy and good are the days we spend on earth...."
Motherlight

Berkeley, Parallax Press, 2000? "A joy-filled collection of 'family Dharma' songs infused with spirit of mindfulness, the bittersweetness of attachment, and the awakening of being touched by the innocent energy of a child." Available as CD or as audiocassette

9 May 2001