Who knew that such a mundane appliance can have different purposes, other than cleaning your dishes (for those who refuse to do so the old-fashioned way), and providing a handy place for hiding dirty dishes when you have company over. Add meditation sound machine to this short list.
This only works if you don't stuff your dishwasher to the gills with pots and pans (as the potential clanging noises can disturb the peace). For those of us that take time to meditate each day (and if you don't, I highly recommend it), the noises of a dishwasher while running through its cycle can be just as calming as having a small water feature or fountain in your home.
I know some people would suggest going to YouTube and putting on some nature sounds or a video of a brook babbling, which works, too. But it's just not the same. There is an intangiable difference in hearing sounds at the source verses in reproduction. Plus the standard wash cycle is perfect timing for a good meditation session. Talk about efficiency-cleansing your dishes and your mind at the same time.