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Buddhist Music

LISTEN: Songs About The Buddha-To-Be

Ravenna Michalsen | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Ravenna Michalsen

Here are two song with imagined lyrical details about Prince Siddhartha's decision to leave his wife, child and kingdom, as well as the training he underwent leading to his eventual experience of awakening.

Buddhist Songs About Cho And Machik Labdron

Ravenna Michalsen | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Ravenna Michalsen

Steve Tibbetts first encountered these Chö songs while living in Nepal and hearing the nuns at Nagi Gompa sing them from afar. He eventually recorded the nuns singing between 1994 and 1996.

Listening To Matra Music

Ravenna Michalsen | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Ravenna Michalsen

Given that the vast majority of American Buddhists are converts and spend years circling around meditational deities such as Tārā, how do we listen to songs written with her mantra as the lyrics?

Three Dharma Songs For Buddhist Practice

Ravenna Michalsen | Posted 07.21.2011 | Religion
Ravenna Michalsen

American Buddhist music has not had any breakout stars or even viral songs, but in the coming weeks I hope to introduce readers to more artists that are musically accomplished and lyrically devoted to the dharma.

Sweet Dissonance and Buddhist Chant: Be-Being (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro