Concerts / Chants sacrés

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ARLES (13) – Dimanche 25 février 2018 à 19 h – Concert de chants sacrés tibétains, par Lama Samten Yéshé Rinpoché. Lieu : 7 bis Place Patrat – 13 200 Arles. ; 1er étage “la Roquette”. Entrée concert seul : 10 € – Journée d’enseignement + concert : 42 €. ATTENTION : places limitées, réservation souhaitée auprès de Lanya au 06 85 96 40 61.

MONTPELLIER (34) – Mardi 14 novembre 2017 à 20 h – Concert de chants sacrés tibétains, par Lama Samten Yéshé Rinpoché. Lieu : Centre Tazig Samten Ling, 22, rue de la République – 34000 Montpellier. Entrée : 10 €. ATTENTION : places limitées, réservation souhaitée par mail : takzigsamtenling@gmail.com ou par téléphone au 07.83.38.96.89.

LAURIS (84 – proche Aix-en-Provence / Salon de Provence) – Vendredi 20 octobre 2017 – 19 h : Concert de chants sacrés tibétains. Le Grand Jardin d’Elisabeth – 95, avenue de la Gare – Lauris. Entrée : 10 €.

MONTPELLIER – Vendredi 30 juin 2017 – Concert  Chants sacres tibétains.

ITALIE – Milan – 1er Octobre 2016 : Participation au projet monumentale Reka V2, de Yuval Avital. Site officiel.

Working with a LAMA, by Yval Avital
Lama Samten Yeshe Rinpoche is around my age. He was born in a small village in Tibet and from the age of 8 had entered the Bön Buddhism as a monk. he studied with great masters, and also had been the music Master of 400 priests in a temple. He hold a Doctor in philosophy degree and is teacher of the sacred masks dance of the Bön tradition. Now he is based in Paris and travels all around Europe to teach meditation and philosophy. I meet Lama Samten in the apartment of Judith, his assistant and a new dear friend of mine. In 2 minutes we become friends. He tell me that he will donate his payment for the concerts to his order and that the project has a lot in common with the Bön belief of peace, dialogue and compassion between men beings. It is important for him to explain me his motivation for the project, since some of the things I ask him to do are very sacred and also sometimes secret within the Bön culture.

We jump into the work. Lama Samten smiles when he see different Bön mantras, musical instruments and mudras within the musical score. His part is being filled up fast with notes in Tibetan and French. I am amazed how quick he reacts to the graphic and textual indications. After we finish the first rehearsal in Paris, we go – Lama and me for a coffee in the corner. I have my coffee n.10 of the day and the Lama have juice. We speak about our families, politics and people. Just like friends do.

The mantras, mandalas, chants, prayers, rituals of cleaning the the karma, breathing meditations are anchored in the voice. The human voice is a vessel in which the Bön priests are putting verbal and non verbal metaphysic meanings of their beliefs regarding the essential functions of their reality.

It is interesting to reflect about the use of vocals in the Bön culture and in Buddhism in general, in comparaison to the musical use of “Amen” in the European Cristian liturgy – while both carry a function of a meditative word rather than an informative word (even though that in Hebew the word “Amen” carry many meanings deriving from its root A.M.A.N – which could hint art, practice, faith, artist) the Catholic tradition use its AMEN either as a closing pattern (all musical parameters go down) or as a rich base of musical movement and decoration (Melisma in musical terms), the vocals demostrated by Lama Samten are a rapresentation of the constant, the invariable, the eternal. This opposing difference – or complimentary relations if you wish – makes me think of the great debate between Heraclitus of Ephesus and Parmenides of Elea:

The first sustaining that all is movement (Πάντα ῥεῖ – “everything flows“); the second negating the existence of difference, time, movement (and distinguish between our perception of movement  “the way of phenomena” and its static timeless truth “the way of the Logos“).

I think that in the Buddhism of Bön there are both of these constants – the invariable of the vocal mantras and mudras, and the constant instability of its drums sudden accelerando or rubato.

I cannot wait to hear these elements together with the CROWD part and the rest of the soloists.

 

 

LE VIGAN – Samedi 3 octobre 2015 – Concert de chants sacrés tibétains, salle Lucie Aubrac – Le Vigan. Contact : info-rogues@tazigsamtenling.org. Tel: 06 95 05 66 45.

PARIS – 2015 – Enregistrement du premier CD de Chants traditionnels du bouddhisme Bön du Tibet : Chants du Ngondro. Sur le chemin de la sagesse, par Lama Samten Yeshé Rinpoché.

MILAN – 2014 – Participation au projet Reka, de Yuval Avital. Reka est une expérience sonore rare, y compris de part ces nombreux interprètes : six solistes extraordinaires de traditions vocales anciennes rares, d’un lama tibétain Bön aux ténors guttural des chants de Sardaigne, deux percussionnistes virtuoses jouant un ensemble complexe de gongs aux côtés d’un piano de concert ; une énorme « foule » vocale formée par un groupe hétérogène de participants sans avoir besoin de connaissances musicales antérieures – composée des résidents de la ville dans laquelle les concerts ont lieu, guidée par des gestes codés du chef d’orchestre et un « utilisateur convivial » de la partition graphique & verbale. Tous ceux-ci, coordonnés simultanément sur la scène par deux conducteurs.

VARSOVIE – 2014 – Participation au projet Reka, de Yuval Avital. Reka est une expérience sonore rare, y compris de part ces nombreux interprètes : six solistes extraordinaires de traditions vocales anciennes rares, d’un lama tibétain Bön aux ténors guttural des chants de Sardaigne, deux percussionnistes virtuoses jouant un ensemble complexe de gongs aux côtés d’un piano de concert ; une énorme « foule » vocale formée par un groupe hétérogène de participants sans avoir besoin de connaissances musicales antérieures – composée des résidents de la ville dans laquelle les concerts ont lieu, guidée par des gestes codés du chef d’orchestre et un « utilisateur convivial » de la partition graphique & verbale. Tous ceux-ci, coordonnés simultanément sur la scène par deux conducteurs.

Présentation des artistes : Lama Samten Yeshe Rinpoche è nato nella regione del Kham, nel Tibet orientale. All’età di nove anni prende i voti monastici e inizia a dedicarsi allo studio del buddismo Rime con molti grandi maestri provenienti dalle cinque scuole di buddismo tibetano. Poi, per 16 anni studia e pratica il buddismo Bön (la più antica tradizione del buddismo tibetano). Ha il grande privilegio di ricevere molti insegnamenti diretti da HH Menri Trizin Rinpoche, il leader spirituale ufficiale del lignaggio Bön Yungdrung, nonché da HE Yongdzin Namdak Tenzin Rinpoche e Menri Ponlop Rinpoche. A contatto con tali personalità ha modo di ampliare la sua conoscenza spirituale e la pratica del Bön Sutra, Tantra e Dzogchen. Studia poi diversi aspetti della tradizione spirituale Bönpo e si perfeziona nelle pratiche dello Dzogchen ‘Grande Perfezione’ e del Phowa (trasferimento della coscienza). Rinpoche studia anche filosofia e altri temi della cultura tibetana. È stato presidente e vice-presidente della Scuola Dialettica Bön in India e ha educato gli studenti più giovani nel monastero di Menri. Dal 2011 vive in Francia come rifugiato e insegna meditazione Dzogchen e yoga a studenti occidentali che apprezzano profondamente la sua genuina bontà e gioia, la sua grande conoscenza e la sua capacità di incarnare saggezza e compassione nella vita quotidiana. È, inoltre, membro attivo del movimento Rime, divulgato da Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal in tutto il mondo.

Revue de presse (non-exhaustive) :

AlmaMater
France Musique
Giornaledellamusica
Ilcorrieremusicale.it
LaGazzettaMusicale
Warszawska Jesień codziennie na Culture.pl

 

MAUGUIO – Septembre 2014 – Concert de chants sacrés tibétains, prières, mantras.

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