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Sound shaped by a devotion to silence at Green Gulch Zen Center

For this week’s Audiograph, we’re going somewhere that’s unusually quiet.

CATHERINE GAMMON: There’s a drum that indicates the hour and a bell that indicates the portion of the hour. They’re not music exactly, but they have patterns and the patterns communicate. They’re like a language of sound.

The Green Gulch Zen Center offers free, public programs every Sunday, including Zazen meditation instruction and a Dharma talk. You can also stay overnight at Green Gulch, as a guest, student or as part of a retreat. For more information, visit their website.

This story originally aired in January of 2014.