DISSOLVE – Landscape of Sound – guided meditation

This guided meditation is inspired by a verse (DISSOLUTION) from theĀ Ashtavakra GitaĀ (a classic Advaita Vedanta scripture written as a dialogue between the sageĀ AshtavakraĀ andĀ Janaka, king of Mithila). The text of this can be found at the bottom of this page.


The sounds in this meditation can provide guidance to relax the body and mind and to allow a shift in attention for you to experience your own being as it naturally is.


The meditation

This sound meditation has been developed as aĀ landscape of soundsĀ without focus. It requires an open (360 degree) way of listening. Listen and discover the silence underneath the sounds. The underlying silence from which everything arises is your very own quiet awareness, the eternal Now. The landscape that shows itself is constantly changing, just like life itself. It is this, that we are normally constantly aware of. We recommend that you do this meditation sitting in order to avoid falling asleep. Again and again try to consciously stay with the sounds and experience it without words.


The creation

We made recordings in the studio and used recordings from ourĀ The Manifest & The UnmanifestĀ concerts. During those concerts we create sound layers much like a painting is made.

Frans and Harry have translated this method to the studio by joining sound tracks and linking them together. The starting point, however, was not to create a rendition of a singing bowl or gong concert, but to create a sound bath in which the listener could meditate and dissolve. First as a witness and then as the totality itself.

Everything you hear is recorded acoustically, such as gongs, crystal alchemy bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, many overtone instruments, choir, Indian flute, sopranos and percussion.


This ā€˜Landscape of Soundā€™ meditation was created by:
Frans de RondĀ – technique and sound production (Sound Liaison)
Harry van DalenĀ – sound producer (Spirit Connection)
Michael of PolenĀ – video
Gwen de JongĀ – voice (Spirit Connection)


Hymn to the Silence ensemble:
Aleksandra Anisimowicz –Ā soprano
Natalie MelfortĀ – soprano
Frans de RondĀ – soundscapes
Michael TelaparyĀ – Indian flute
Siem RanoesetikoĀ – percussion
Spirit ConnectionĀ – gongs and overtone instruments


Enjoy the relaxation, stillness and insight.

In the adjacent column you will find the buttons to play the meditation-file.


DISSOLUTION (verse from the Ashtavakra Gita)


You are pure.

Nothing touches you.

What is there to renounce?

Let it all go,

The body and the mind.

Let yourself dissolve.


Like bubbles in the sea,

All the worlds arise in you.

Know you are the Self.

Know you are one.

Let yourself dissolve.


You see the world.

But like the water in a mirage,

It is not really there.

You are pure.

Let yourself dissolve.


You are one and the same

In joy and sorrow,

Hope and despair,

Life and death.

You are already fulfilled.

Let yourself dissolve.

> Click here to play the guided meditation through SoundCloud.

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