Steven Halpern / Lama Surya Das

Chants to Awaken the Buddhist Heart

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Lama Surya Das and Steven Halpern have created a stirring companion CD to Das's book AWAKENING THE BUDDHIST HEART, setting traditional Tibetan Buddhist Vajra chants to hip-hop beats and droning synthesizer. The melding of Eastern chant with Western dance rhythms is not a new trick, but few have done so as successfully. Das chants in a surprisingly musical voice, creating a potent setting for dance or mindful movement.

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