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Tibetan Meditation Music
for Quiet Mind and Peaceful Heart

by Nawang Khechog

      Nawang Khechog is a former Tibetan Buddhist monk who, for the past 20 years, has dedicated himself to producing contemporary Tibetan meditation music. He has produced several successful albums for Sounds True. The music includes flute, drilbu, chant, Tibetan bells, and natural sounds like wind and thunder, and is relaxing, healing and effective in producing a meditative state of peaceful heart and quiet mind. For those who may be unacquainted with Tibetan chant, the booklet included with the CD offers some translation of Tibetan lyrics and a brief introductory explanation of the meaning behind the chants.

One particularly moving chant for which translation is provided consists of a daily prayer and practice of the Dalai Lama that is based on a poem composed by Tibetan master Langri Thang-pa in the eleventh century. It begins with these words: "Loving all sentient beings forever, as dearly as if one has found a great treasure chest." This same chant ends with the prayer to free one’s self from "the bondage of ignorance through realizing the illusory-like nature of life, things, and events."

If you are at all interested in learning something about Tibetan Buddhism, this CD could provide a beautiful beginning. Supporting this artist also supports the principles to which he dedicates his work: The preservation of Tibetan culture and the freedom of the Tibetan people, the promotion of the values of love and compassion, and the encouragement of religious harmony throughout the world. OM MANI PADME HOONG

The Book

Sounds True
April 24, 2007
Audio CD 1 CD / 1 HR
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Janet Hamilton
Reviewed 2008
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