Initation Ceremony of
This is the first 8:27 minutes of the first track, “Initation Ceremony of Guhyasamaja Tantra” from the CD "Perfect Jewel - Gyuto Monks of Tibet" on Smithsonian Folkways Records.
The Gyuto Monks came to the attention of the western world thanks to the efforts of Huston Smith and Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead drummer). They first toured the US in 1988 under the sponsorship of Mickey Hart, touring 22 cities and sold out every venue. They have returned for subsequent tours. Huston Smith produced the first recorded cassette of the Monks in 1965.
For additional information about the Monks and their Monasteries visit Gyuto Vajrayana Center in San Jose, California or Gyuto College and Monastery in Dharamsala, India or their site www.gyutocenter.com
The photos are my originals with positive, inspirational messages.
Thanks for listening.