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The purpose of this website is to introduce as many people as possible to the healing power of Tibetan Buddhist Chants and Chanting. An additional, and equally important goal of this site is to be a dialogue for spiritual aspirants of all faiths.
I invite you to view the beautiful Buddhist artwork, listen to and chant along with the powerful Tibetan Buddhist chants, read about HH Karmapa and Lama Samten, read and comment on our blogs,
I am happy to announce that Nancy Shippentower writes a blog for this site, now. She comes from a traditional, activist, Puyallup family in Washington state. and brings a unique insight. I invite you to read her blogs
Other pages include my participation in some of Dennis Banks' "Sacred Run's" & "Let me be Free run" and Sacred Run Australia 2000. THE NATIVE DANCERS PAGES include a collection of over 300 photos. I have been fortunate to visit many Pow-wow's between 1988 - 2000, and have taken some great photos. I want the dancers and/or their families to have them. I invite you to visit those pages. If you recognize anyone, please let them know of their EXISTENCE.
Wishing you peace and happiness, always
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As a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, whose main practice is "Compassion for All", it occurs to me that actively helping people is the most satisfying goal one can aspire to.
An overlooked and under-served group of people are those in prisons, all around the world. These are the people most in need of Relaxation Techniques, people held in prisons. While there are great Buddhist groups such as: IBS Prison Program, who teach the Dharma in some California prisons. They do great work and should surely be supported and celebrated.
However, There is a different need out there, also. A substantial number of inmates, especially in the United States, are lacking or deficient in reading skills. Sound may be the best way to reach these people!
I have come about this issue firsthand. Through my Advocate/ mentoring work with the Sanchez brothers, Jesus, the youngest boy, has been in jail on more than one occasion. for over a year, when he lived with me, we would chant together. His favorites were NAC prayer chants but he also joined me often in chanting Tibetan Buddhist prayers. It was such an amazing transformation to behold – Calm, Peaceful & Energized. (For context, see my previous blogs, “All Life is Sacred”, “Other People’s Lives”, “My Eventful Day”, “Recognizing and Appreciating Life’s Small Accomplishments”, “The Importance of Having Fun and Being Happy“ & “On Being Hopeful and Hope-filled”, "Jesus Javier Sanchez).
Therefore, maybe a better way to reach more imprisoned people might be through sound and chanting. Some Tibetan Buddhist Prayer chants have great relaxation properties. I know first hand that these chants have a noticeable effect on Jesus' demeanor.
Wow - wouldn't that be something to replicate on a much larger scale! Wouldn't it be wonderful if various chants from different traditions were available to all prisons & prisoners worldwide. Ah, that's my aspiration.
Any ideas out here?
May All Beings have Happiness
and whatever causes Happiness
May We be free from suffering
and whatever causes suffering
Special thanks to:
Lama Samten and his early students who translated these beautiful texts into English.
To contact Lama: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's website for the beautiful Buddhist artwork through out the site.