News & Reviews
- Tuesday, May 30, 2006
By David Bither
The work of Nonesuch Explorer Series producer David Lewiston was recently featured at a symposium on the future of Tibetan music at the Rubin Museum in New York. Nonesuch Records' Senior Vice President David Bither moderated the panel and introduced Lewiston; here are his remarks.
About this Album
Music plays an integral role in Tantric Buddhism, seen as a means to transform the whole stream of being into illumined awareness. The basic musical concepts and the teachings of Tantric Buddhism originally came to Tibet from India beginning in the eighth century. 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.
Monks from Khampagar Monastery, Tashi Jong Community, Himachal Pradesh, India, performing Rituals of the Drukpa Kagyu Order
Produced by David Lewiston
Recorded May 26, 1973, at Khampagar Monastery by David Lewiston
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne
Art direction and design: John William Costa
Cover illustration: Tibetan ranka of Padmasambhava, photographed by David Lewiston