Chagdud Rinpoche was renowned for the beauty and power of his singing voice. In this CD Rinpoche shares with us songs close to his heart—from prayers and mantras to epic tales of Kham’s legendary dharma hero to wisdom songs of Tibet’s greatest yogi-saint—and connects us to the rich tradition of songs from Tibet.
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche (1930-2002) was a meditation master, artist, and healer who belonged to the last generation of teachers to have inherited the profound wealth of Tibetan Buddhism while still in Tibet. After coming to the West in 1979, he established the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation, with major centers in both North and South America. Through his vast kindness, Rinpoche guided and brought benefit to thousands of students all over the world. He also authored several books on Buddhism and the path of meditation, including the best seller Gates to Buddhist Practice and his autobiography Lord of the Dance.
A collection of twenty-six prayers, songs of realization, and folksongs sung by Chagdud Rinpoche and recorded in various settings during the 1980s and 1990s. This 70-minute CD includes “A Spontaneous Song of Genuine Being” By Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, selections from the epic of Gesar, and other Tibetan folksongs. It comes with a beautiful 32-page booklet of descriptions and translations of the songs.