Best Meditation Music Artists Who Make You Relax


In this list of the best meditation music artists, I will be sharing tunes from all over the world, chosen by me, a meditation teacher and musician for more than 30 years.

We will look at all the best meditation music of different styles, including Zen meditation music, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and more. And we will look at how these sounds help with sound healing.

Meditation music has become immensely popular over recent years. But there is one funny thing about it. You cannot meditate to music. It is impossible.

You can meditate on soundBut you cannot meditate and listen at the same time. Bodhipaksa made some seriously enlightening comments about this on WildMind.

You cannot listen to music while meditating. You can meditate on it. And you can meditate while playing an instrument (try playing a Tibetan Singing Bowl or a meditation gong, for instance). But you cannot meditate and listen to music. It’s impossible. 

Instead of listening to it, you actively become the music. Your mind becomes one with the meditation music. It is a closer connection to music than most people have ever experienced. That is why you will only want to do it with the absolute best meditation music, either as a recording or with live music. 

Here are my choices of the best meditation music artists ever.


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Chinese meditation music is truly beautiful. You can put on, close your eyes and simply drift away to a state of complete inner peace.

This is Zen meditation music at its best.

Take a listen to these masterful musicians, all of whom create serene auditory expreriences.

Shao Rong (The Orchid)

In The Orchid, Shao Rong (a Chinese music artist living in Japan) uses the pipa (a four stringed lute) to create some of the best Chinese tunes ever. This album will promote inner calm and tranquillity. Incense sticks are included in the CD version to be used while listening to produce an even deeper relaxation.

This is some of the best Zen music ever.

Jia Peng Fang

Jia Peng Fang, one of the best Chinese artists, often creates music with an erhu.

The erhu is a Chinese violin. It’s a beautiful instrument that is so relaxing you just melt listening to it. Much of the best Zen music is played on erhu.

Fang produces sentimental sounds that will stir your spirit. Anyone interested in Chinese musicians simply must listen to this master of the erhu at work.

Isn’t this some of the best Zen music you’ve ever heard?

WANG Xu-dong 

Acupuncture is one of the most important components of Chinese medicine. Chinese artist Xu Dong Wang offers sounds that stimulates the energy centres used in acupuncture. This is a truly unique and beautiful Zen album.


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Relax River

In the video below, Relax River shares some heavenly tunes that use a harp.

Did you know: Scientific research proves that listening to a harp can stabilize blood pressure and create a deep sense of relaxation and wellness.

If you want the best tunes, put this on and close your eyes awhile.

Benjamin Iobst  

This is simply one of the absolute best Tibetan singing bowls albums you will find. And some of the best deep meditation music too.

 Seven Metals Singing Bowls Of Tibet is all about the Buddhist bowl sounds, which are known to heal the body mind and spirit.


Reverbnation is the absolute best Zen music online.I listened to them a lot during my meditation training.

Their website offers free Zen music online. Plus, there’s a forum to discuss Zen music with other meditators. Their sounds are truly beautiful so be sure to visit today. 



AirWithAirRising’s Youtub channel has piece for all chakras, along with additional tunes and general relaxation pieces too.

 Nawang Khechog 

I know many people currently doing their online meditation training who listen to  composer Nawang Khechog and particularly his excellent “Tibetan Music.”

It is widely regarded as being one of (if not the) best albums from Tibet.

Khechog is a Grammie nominee and one of Tibets greatest composers.

He is the absolute leader in Tibetan Meditation Music.

Masayuki Koga

Masayuki Koga is the best meditation music artist to use the Shakuhachi (a Japanese flute).

He’s also a composer, producer, engineer and trained in law. . . so it’s fair to say he’s a wise man.

He has produced some of the best Zen meditation music,

Eastwind: Japanese Shakuhachi is sensational.


Zen Garden 

Zen Garden blends East with West in beautiful instrumental pieces that dive from one emotion to the next with grace.

The arrangements are effortless and wonderful. This album will produce a deep state of relaxation.


Indian Yoga & Meditation Music

Choosing the best Indian meditation music was a challenge for me because there are so many great musicians in India.

The albums that I have included in this list include some of the best Indian meditation music ever produced. They get you into that Zen state. You know, that state where you feel like you’re melting into the world, like you’re as light as the air and being carried on the wind.

You’re going to love this collection of India’s best meditation music artists. All these pieces are perfect for just chilling out and also perfect for actually meditating to.

So, lend me your ears and have a listen to these.

Ravi Shankar  

Ravi Shankar is a star of the Indian classical scene. He combines sacred chants with western-style classical sounds.

Indian chants use sacred mantras that are usually written in Sanskrit. The mantras represent the sounds of nature

This is truly some of the best Indian meditation music ever. It was produced by the famous and sublimely talented George Harrison.


Layne Raymond

Layne Raymond is a  highly regarded composer. Raymond’s albums combine drumming and chanting to create a sound that will lift your spirits. It is some of the best chakra meditation music ever.

Deva Premal  

Deva Premal produces the perfect music for Yoga and relaxation, combining chanting with classical pieces. It can even be used for slow dancing. Deva Premal is my personal best meditation music artist of all time. Love her! 

Internet Radio Yoga & Meditation Music


The MeditationRelaxClub has a ton of different tunes, all related to self improvement / spirituality and more.

You’ll find study pieces, relaxing pieces, Zen music and a ton more besides.

Best of all, some of the tracks are nice and long, allowing for deep sitting sessions.

 Fearless 2435 :

Fearless 2435 has one of the most listened to tracks on Youtube. This channel has Tai Chi pieces, Yoga pieces, a piece on the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra and more.


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By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a passionate meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in beautiful Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. "My goal is to provide the most authentic meditation sessions so you can harness the power of your own mind for personal transformation" - Paul Harrison

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  1. Thank you very much for your recommendations on healing meditation music. I personally believe that Zen music and music composed from eastern instrument are soothing and calm your mood. It is also scientifically proven. You might also see that many people get special kind of therapy where they are treated by the music and its frequencies.

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