Eve Decker | Commentary on Perfections of the Heart

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Commentary on Perfections of the Heart

by Eve Decker

Folk pop original renditions of the ten Buddhist qualities that lead to contentment
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Generosity
Eve Decker
4:03 $0.99
2. Virtue
Eve Decker
3:43 $0.99
3. Renunciation
Eve Decker
4:48 $0.99
4. Wisdom
4:27 $0.99
5. Energy
Eve Decker
3:46 $0.99
6. Patience
Eve Decker
4:31 $0.99
7. Truthfulness
Eve Decker
4:24 $0.99
8. Determination
Eve Decker
4:57 $0.99
9. Lovingkindness
Eve Decker
4:19 $0.99
10. Equanimity
Eve Decker
4:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Melodic and warm, full of beauty and joy, Commentary on Perfections of the Heart is a folk-rock song cycle based on the Buddhist paramis, qualities that bring happiness to the heart.

Eve Decker is a founding member of the nationally acclaimed feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots. Conceived while she was on a three-month silent retreat in 2003, the songs on Commentary on Perfections of the Heart reflect Eve's lifelong desire to create music that awakens compassion and eases suffering.

Commentary on Perfections of the Heart was produced by Eve and her brother Ben Decker, and features performances by Lisa Zeiler and Andrea Prichett (Rebecca Riots), Patty Spiglanin (Naked Barbies), Kathy Kallick, keyboardist Julie Wolf (Indigo Girls, Bruce Cockburn, Ani Difranco), guitarist Nina Gerber (Kate Wolf, Jerry Jeff Walker, Karla Bonoff), mandolin player Mike Marshall (David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile), percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz (Wild Mango, Blazing Redheads), drummer Michael Urbano (John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow), and others.



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Thank you, Eve!
I have been carrying this CD around (both in my backpack and in my mind/heart) since I received it in the mail a few days ago. Thank you Eve for putting these profound teachings to beautiful music.


Songs of the spirit, lurking behind the illusions of the mind.
I have most of the songs memorized, and sing along while driving/eating/working. At times, I wake up with phrases floating through my early AM mind. I buy as many copies as I can afford, and give them to friends - gifts of the soul. This CD has been an important piece of my own spiritual growth.


More great music from Eve Decker ...
This one is less jaunty and more thought-provoking than some of the music I've heard from Eve in the past (you can always recognize her touch on Rebecca Riots songs) but I really like it, and I like it more and more every time I listen. I love that she's found a way to combine her practice of Buddhism and her great musical talent. Wonderful, singable songs that are a joy to listen to.

And above all, like everything else I have heard from her, the love shines through.


finally some Western Buddhist music
As a Western Buddhist and lover of folk pop style music, I'm thrilled to have found this cd, courtesy of the Tricycle magazine review. All of the lyrics are excellent and several of the songs have catchy tunes. I particularly like "generosity". I hope that this starts a new trend of American Buddhist music! Thanks, Eve.

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Good Songs. Hard time understanding the words 'cuz Old Ears
I love the concept. I love the lyrics of the songs I can understand.
But I have 65-year-old ears, and on lots of these songs I find that the music overpowers my ability to understand the words - - which is why I bought the album in the first place. But when you finally get them understood, they are great. I go around singing "May you be happy. May you be safe..."