TIBET PERIODICALS and DISCOGRAPHY
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By Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts. A moving, inspiring
musical project of east meets west which has received international
acclaim. Choying Drolma and the nuns of Nagi Gompa sing Tibetan
Buddhist songs accompanied by guitarist Steve Tibbetts and
other Western musicians. Recorded at a Tibetan Nunnery in
Kathmandu. CD /Cassette. 50 Mintues. Rykodisc. 1997.
Produced by Michael Fitzpatrick. The first recording to combine
east-west chanting, featuring Tibet's world-renowned Drepung
Loseling Monks, the revered Abbey of Gethsemani Monks, and
some of the finest instrumental musicians from around the
world. Inspired by the historic meeting and friendship between
Thomas Merton and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, it also features
words by both spiritual leaders. Recorded in The Cathedral
of St. John the Divine. CD. 2000.
in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama
A film by Mickey Lemle, music composed by Philip Glass. In
this intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama, we also see the
moving story of the brutal treatment endured by the Tibetan
people at the hands of the Communist Chinese. The Dalai Lama
speaks with unprecedented candor about his upbringing and
key moments in his life while his countrymen bear witness
to their personal ordeals.
The year is 1998 and the World Cup has just been kicked into
high gear. Bur for four monks living deep in the Himalayas,
watching their favorite sport isn't only difficult--it's forbidden.
As soccer fever heats up, the young monks break the rules,
sneak out of the monastery, and risk their futures in a madcap
adventure that's all for the love of the game.
By Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. A rich collection
of traditional Tibetan folk music performed by some of the
best singers and musicians in the Tibetan Diaspora, along
with sacred chants by The Gyuto Monks. 19 selections with
liner notes and translations. Some selections were featured
in the film, Seven Years in Tibet. CD. 71 Minutes. Warner
for a New Millenium
Mystic Fire Video. Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London,
His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks of the need for an inner
transformation as a prerequisite to a new and transformed
outer world in the coming milennium. WIth warmth, directness,
and humor, he urges us to link individual happiness to an
ethical vision of the world in which we care about others.
Adopting an approach that blends realism and optimism, he
recommends ways in which each of us can begin to make inner
changes that will affectg these problems.
Chants from the Roof of the World
By The Gyuto Monks, Philip Glass, Mickey Hart, Kitaro. Two
meditative, ritual chants by the world famous Tibetan monks
of Gyuto Tantric University (India) during their first 1988
American Tour. Both are over 25 minutes. The third track is
a composition by Philip Glass, Mickey Hart, and Kitaro peformed
during a concert by the Gyuto Monks at Cathedral of St. John
the Divine in New York. Informative liner notes. CD/Cassette.
68 minutes. Rykodisc. 1989.
Mind: The Musical Journey of a Tibetan Nomad
By Nawang Khechog. This world musician remembers his Tibetan
nomadic roots with nine soothing, meditative instrumentals,
playing a Tibetan bamboo flute, didgeridoo, and Incan pan
pipes. Great for reflective activities or quieting a classroom.
CD/Cassette. 55 Minutes. Sounds True. 1991.
Heart of Dharma
This CD and booklet introduce listeners to the Buddha's teachings
and the music they inspired through the Tibetan monastic chant
and music. Four recordings feature the monks of Drepung Monastery
(India) and the fifth selection feature the monks Khampagar
Monastery (India). The booklet covers the basics of Buddhism,
major figures and deties within the Tibetan tradition, and
background of the two featured monasteries. CD & 64 Page Booklet.
62 Minutes. Ellipsis Arts. 1996.
Yungchen Lhamo Ten devotional and traditional offerings by
one of the divas of Tibetan song. Since Yungchen Lhamo escaped
Tibet in the 1980's, she has used her beautiful voice to tell
the world of her country's plight. Since she signed on with
Peter Gabriel's Real World label, she has become an international
artist educating people about the Tibetan spirit and struggle
for survival. You can find a story on Yungchen Lhamo for young
adult readers in Faces magazine, October 1999. CD. 47 minutes.
Real World. 1996.