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  • Walking on Sacred Ground Paid Member

    The insert for Kesang Marstrand’s latest album, Karma Khyeno, could easily be mistaken for a chant book. Replete with full-length Tibetan prayers in both their original and translation, the booklet includes a dedication not to Marstrand’s parents or musical influences, but to the leader of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. An inscription wishes for His Holiness’s “health and long life, and the fulfillment of all his great aspirations and noble activities.” This is not, to say the least, your standard name drop. Careful readers will also descry a short metta prayer directly above the track listings: “May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.” More »
  • Peter Lieberson, Composer Inspired by Buddhism, Dies at 64 Paid Member

    Peter Lieberson, an accomplished American composer and longtime Buddhist practitioner, passed away on Saturday. He will be missed. Please send him some good thoughts. Best wishes to his family, friends, and community.Shambhala SunSpace posted about his passing on Saturday and included a piece of his music and an article he wrote.  Peter Lieberson, Composer Inspired by Buddhism, Dies at 64 (New York Times) More »