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1 Sangwa Düpa 41:18
2 Mahakala 18:31

Tibetan Buddhism: Tantras of Gyütö

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    Music plays an integral role in Tantric Buddhism, seen as a means to transform the whole stream of being into illumined awareness. Chanting, such as that heard on this recording, is recognized as a powerful medium for inward transformation, since it is a dynamic form of meditation.

    The Sangwa Düpa tantra, which is concerned with discovering the self-existing sacredness of the universe and always performed a cappella, is chanted here by 40 lamas and monks of the Gyütö Tantric College. It is paired with the Mahakala tantra, chanted with musical accompaniment by 12 lamas and monks.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Lamas and monks of the Gyütö Tantric College

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded by David Lewiston in 1972 at Gyütö Tantric College in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India
    Field Assistant: Sarah B. Larrabee
    Tape editing: Ben Taylor
    Mastering by Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Cover illustration: Detail of a t'anka of Sangwa Düpa from the collection of the Gyütö Tantric College

    Originally released on CD on June 15, 1988. Reissued on October 4, 2011.

on October 4, 2011 - 11:31am
Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 1988 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79198

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Explorer Series: Tibet
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597919820BUN
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597963489
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Music plays an integral role in Tantric Buddhism, seen as a means to transform the whole stream of being into illumined awareness. Chanting, such as that heard on this recording, is recognized as a powerful medium for inward transformation, since it is a dynamic form of meditation.

The Sangwa Düpa tantra, which is concerned with discovering the self-existing sacredness of the universe and always performed a cappella, is chanted here by 40 lamas and monks of the Gyütö Tantric College. It is paired with the Mahakala tantra, chanted with musical accompaniment by 12 lamas and monks.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Music plays an integral role in Tantric Buddhism, seen as a means to transform the whole stream of being into illumined awareness. The Sangwa Düpa tantra, which is concerned with discovering the self-existing sacredness of the universe and always performed a cappella, is chanted here by 40 lamas and monks of the Gyütö Tantric College. It is paired with the Mahakala tantra, chanted with musical accompaniment by 12 lamas and monks.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Lamas and monks of the Gyütö Tantric College

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded by David Lewiston in 1972 at Gyütö Tantric College in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India
Field Assistant: Sarah B. Larrabee
Tape editing: Ben Taylor
Mastering by Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Cover illustration: Detail of a t'anka of Sangwa Düpa from the collection of the Gyütö Tantric College

Originally released on CD on June 15, 1988. Reissued on October 4, 2011.