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Dorje Ling
David Parsons
Dorje Ling
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Since 1975, David Parsons has made numerous trips to India to absorb the culture, study the music, and record performances by indigenous artists. In addition to producing three albums of Tibetan ritual music, in the Sacred...  more »

      
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All Artists: David Parsons
Title: Dorje Ling
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fortuna Records
Release Date: 11/3/1992
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013711707625, 013711707649

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Since 1975, David Parsons has made numerous trips to India to absorb the culture, study the music, and record performances by indigenous artists. In addition to producing three albums of Tibetan ritual music, in the Sacred Ceremonies: Ritual Music of Tibetan Buddhism (17074-2, 17079-2 & 13132-2) series, the composer and synthesist has translated the essence of his journeys into the lush, yet, profound soundscapes of Himalaya (17059-2) and Yatra (18072-2), two critically acclaimed albums of original music.Dorje Ling, was inspired by his subsequent return to Dharamsala, India, home of Tibetan Buddhism in exile. For several months, Parsons lived at the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery and immersed himself in the ancient art of Tibetan ritual music. "During our stay, my wife, Kay, and I would sit in the monastery for eight hours at a time through whole ceremonies," Parsons recalls. "Although I'm not a Buddhist, and I don't speak Tibetan, I found myself compelled to sit there for days on end just trying to absorb the nuances of it. In this way, the music got into my subconscious, and the album is a result of that."On Dorje Ling, Parsons mixes samples of traditional Tibetan music into his gently evolving electronic compositions. Many of these recordings were taken from material released on Sacred Ceremonies 2 (17079-2), yet the resulting fusion of ancient and modern sensibilities is not meant to be a representation of Tibetan Buddhist practices. Rather, Dorje Ling, is a poetic exploration of the visions this rich culture has inspired in Parsons, culminating in a sonic pilgrimage through the treacherous splendor of the surrounding Himalayas.

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One of the all-time great David Parsons CDs
03/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own about 300-400 meditative / Atmospheric type CDs all I can say is if I could only keep one, this CD would be the one I would keep. I listen to this regularly and always enjoy it as much as the first hearing, Iam awaiting the next release."
Look No Further
Andy Todes | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best meditation cd money can buy. Also indispensible mood music for writing, painting, blissing out, anything really except driving. My 11-year old son used to be disturbed by the quiet power of this music, now he loves reading to it. I often throw "Doje Ling" into the cd player when I've got a heavy day of deadlines before me. Works wonders. For those curious about meditation books, pick up, "Meditation Made Easy" by Lorin Roche. That and his and Camille Maurine's, "Meditation Secrets for Women" are the two absolute best books out there and complement "Dorje Ling" perfectly."
Dorje ling "pure spirit" Jan 2000
Sam Dudgeon | Australia | 01/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having developed quite a taste for meditation & yoga I find this album of David Parsons to be one of the most powerful forms of healing music there is. If you are willing to go within relax it will take on a journey you will most likely never forget, especially the title track. This cd is a must for anybody who is into sound and knows its true esoteric significance to healing ."