Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Buddhist Nuns at Chuchikjall|
Tibetan Prayer Chants
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age
Warning: pirated copy
Garkyid | 05/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am the original anthropologist/sound recorder of this CD, which was produced in 1996 by Polyglobe in Austria. Sadly, this version is pirated by the label 'Sow'. The other pirated version is from the label 'Sounds of the World'. Both are for sale in the US, but neither of these two companies sends proceeds from the sale to the NGO, Gaden Choling which supports the Chuchikjall Nuns. IF you want to buy this CD, please buy it from Polyglobe Austria [http://www.polyglobemusic.com/ ]
The recording is beautiful, produced from the 20 nuns of Chuchikjall nunnery, in Karsha, Zangskar."
Beautiful, Hypnotic, and Authentic
Pema Siera | 10/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pure and authentic chanting by Tibetan nuns of Chuchikjall
Nunnery in Karsha, Zanskar. It is a live recording made inside
a one-thousand-year-old temple dedicated to Avalokitesvara.
The beautiful and hypnotic voices bring one into a state of
peaceful upliftment. The occasional sounds of coughing, people
walking, etc., actually enhances the listening experience, as
one feels like being right there in the temple with the nuns.
Anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhism and especially prayer chants by nuns, will enjoy this CD. As there are so few
recordings by Tibetans nuns (compared to monks), I found it
especially a treat to discover this CD. Interestingly though,
on one track #9, there are also male voices (the first 6 minutes,
than it changes to all female for the rest of the chant). This
gives a wonderful opportunity to experience the difference of
sound and harmonies between nuns and monks."
I really wanted to like it.
Pema Siera | Jacksonville, OR USA | 01/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really want to support Buddhist Nuns; they are very admirable. However their chanting was so high pitched that I couldn't enjoy it. I'm just one person though. The breadth of the chants on this cd is wonderful."