Deva Premal & the Gyuto Monks of Tibet have created a powerful, deeply moving mantra meditation album, offering eight Tibetan mantras chanted 108 times each.
As Deva notes, Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times “originally arose out of a desire of mine to chant mantras together with Gyuto monks – those precious souls who have devoted their whole lives to the practice.Their incredible voices and the intense vibration they create, infused with such a deep immersion into the holy sound, has always inspired and intrigued me.”
Deva and the Gyuto Monks are joined by Grammy Award Winner David Darling on cello, Kit Walker (producer of Love is Space and Embrace) on keyboards, and Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, enhancing the deep silence that the mantras carry and creating a potent sound healing journey.
Notes from Deva and from the Gyuto Monks on how to best use these mantras for a personal meditation practice, as well as their meanings, are posted in the Lyrics & Chords section.
All proceeds of the CD are directed to the Gyuto Monastery in Dharamsala, India; the Phowa Project; and Veggiyana.
“In its most notable forms, the power that sound transmits is heart-opening, ground-shaking, and heartbreaking. Mantra–divine energy encapsulated in sound–may be the surest quickest way to ‘melt the heart’….Blending Western female ‘flow’ with the voices of the Gyoto monks, who dedicate their lives to practice, this CD is intense, musical, and intriguing.” -Debi Winston-Buzil: Yoga Chicago.com