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The Power of Chanting

Chanting has been practised for thousands of years by Hindus, Buddhists and Christians. So what is its appeal? Can it benefit our health and combat the stresses of modern life?

Chanting has been practised for thousands of years by Hindus, Buddhists and Christians. It is said to have health benefits and today, practitioners suggest that it can combat the stresses of modern life. Joining Ernie Rea to discuss the power of chanting are Dr Sarah Shaw, Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies; Christopher Page, Professor of Medieval Music and Literature at the University of Cambridge and Gresham Professor of Music at Gresham College, London; and Michael Trimble Professor Emeritus and Consultant Physician to the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National Hospital London. Pop singer Belinda Carlisle talks about how chanting has helped her to combat her addictions.

Producer: Beena Khetani.

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Six things you might not know about chanting

Six things you might not know about chanting

Here are six things we learned from Beyond Belief’s exploration of the power of chanting.

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