He is a recipient of two of the most revered lineages of shakuhachi playing, descending from the original Zen Buddhist 'priests of nothingness' of Edo Japan.
His present teacher is Katsuya Yokoyama.
Riley teaches shakuhachi to over fifty students in Australia, USA, and Hong Kong.
He is also noted for his 'breathing workshops', which he developed for the general public.
A prolific composer for his instrument, he has also commissioned a number of composers to write new works for his shakuhachi.
He has, to date, released nearly 30 recordings worldwide, many of his own compositions.* This particular cd is composed and performed by Riley Lee.
It is the original soundtrack from the video Safe Yoga for Mothers-to-be.
The music is calming and soothing, and can be used not only for meditation but also for background music at work or while entertaining.
Check out the artist's website:
1. First Light
2. Sacred Womb
3. Inner Peace
4. Hearfelt Moment
6. Mother & Child