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Himalayan Melodies Meet Western Music: Buddhist Songs of Celebration and Compassion

December 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Jefferson Tibetan Society, in partnership with Unity, presents a special musical program with Lama Tashi that involves Tibetan mantras with Lama Tashi’s chanting, in combination with Western instruments.  These are traditional tunes from his Himalayan home region of Arunachal Pradesh in India, where as a child he participated in the community gatherings to celebrate a spiritual holy day that occurred at the end of the growing season.  The ritual master performed a puja to celebrate the harvest, and the entire village joined in the chanting.  This will be a celebration of that tradition where participating members will be able to join in the chanting.  

Lama Tashi has worked with Western musicians to create song sheets with English phonetics of Tibetan verses, which you can use to join in the chanting. Lama Tashi will discuss these verses and then lead the group in chanting them with instrumental accompaniment. If you would like music in bass clef or for a transposing instrument, please send an email with “Lama Tashi” as the subject to Lyle at themusicroomonmain@gmail.com.

These are photos of Thembang, Lama Tashi’s home village in Arunachal Pradesh, India:

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No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us for details.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ins are welcome. Please email us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!


December 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jefferson Tibetan Society
Unity of Charlottesville


Fillmore House at Unity of Charlottesville
2825 Hydraulic Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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