Tibetan Buddhism: The Ritual Orchestra & Chants

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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.

Description

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.

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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

Nonesuch Selection Number

72071

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
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Artist Name
Explorer Series: Tibet
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Monks from Khampagar Monastery, Tashi Jong Community, Himachal Pradesh, India, performing Rituals of the Drukpa Kagyu Order

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Label
CD+MP3
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0.00
UPC
075597207125BUN
Label
MP3
Price
8.00
UPC
603497199761
  • 72071

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  • 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.

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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. 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.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Monks from Khampagar Monastery, Tashi Jong Community, Himachal Pradesh, India, performing Rituals of the Drukpa Kagyu Order

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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