Concerts / Sacred chants

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ARLES (13) – Sunday, Febuary, 25th, 2018: Concert  “Tibetan sacred chants”. Place : 7 bis Place Patrat – 13 200 Arles. ; 1st floor “la Roquette”. Limited places – Registration by reservation: (+33) 6 85 96 40 61 (Lanya)

MONTPELLIER (34) – Tuesday, November, 14th, 2017 – Concert  “Tibetan sacred chants”. Centre Tazig Samten Ling, 22, rue de la République – 34000 Montpellier. 10 €. Limited places – Registration by reservation at takzigsamtenling@gmail.com or by phone : (+33) 783 38 96 89.

LAURIS (84 – proche Aix-en-Provence / Salon de Provence) – Friday, October 20, 2017 – 7 PM – Concert of Tibetan sacred chants. Le Grand Jardin d’Elisabeth – 95, avenue de la Gare – Lauris. €10.

MONTPELLIER – Friday, June 30, 2017 – Concert  “Tibetan sacred chants”.

ITALY –  Milan – 1st October 2016: Participation in  the monumental project Reka V2 , by Yuval Avital. Official site.

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 master of 400 priests in a temple. He holds a Doctor in Philosophy and is a 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 tells us that he will give his money for the concerts of his people. It is important for him to explain his motivation for the project,

We jump into the work. Lama Samten smiles when he sees different Bön mantras, musical instruments and mudras within the musical score. His part is being filled up with notes in Tibetan and French. I am amazed how quick it 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 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 on the use of vocals in the Bön culture and in Buddhism in general, in comparison to the musical use of ”  Amen  ” in the European Cristian liturgy – while both carry a function of a meditative word (even though That in Hebew the word ”  Amen  ” carry Many meanings Deriving from ict root  AMAN  – qui Could hint art, practice, faith, artist) the Catholic tradition uses ict AMEN Either have a closing pattern (music all 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 representation of the constant, the invariable, the eternal. Opposing this difference – gold complimentary relationship if you wish – makes me think of the great debate entre  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 distinguishing 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 constant – the invariable of the vocal mantras and mudras, and the constant instability of its drums sudden  accelerando  or  rubato .

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

 

LE VIGAN – Saturday, October 3, 2015 – Concert of Tibetan sacred chants, Salle Lucie Aubrac – Le Vigan. Contact:  info-rogues@tazigsamtenling.org . Tel: 06 95 05 66 45.

PARIS – 2015 – Recording of the first CD of Traditional Chants of Buddhism Bön du Tibet  : Chants du Ngöndro. On the path of wisdom , by Lama Samten Yeshé Rinpoche.

MILAN – 2014 – Participation in the Reka project , by Yuval Avital. Reka is a rare sonorous experience, including six exceptional soloists of rare ancient vocal traditions, from a Tibetan Bön lama to the guttural tenors of Sardinian songs, two virtuoso percussionists playing a complex set of gongs alongside A concert piano; An enormous vocal “crowd” formed by a heterogeneous group of participants without the need for prior musical knowledge – composed of the residents of the city in which the concerts take place, guided by coded gestures of the conductor and a “user friendly” interpretor of the graphical and verbal score. All these, coordinated simultaneously on the stage by two conductors.

WARSAW – 2014 –  Participation in the Reka project , by Yuval Avital. Reka is a rare sonorous experience, including six exceptional soloists of rare ancient vocal traditions, from a Tibetan Bön lama to the guttural tenors of Sardinian songs, two virtuoso percussionists playing a complex set of gongs alongside A concert piano; An enormous vocal “crowd” formed by a heterogeneous group of participants without the need for previous musical knowledge – composed of the residents of the city in which the concerts take place, guided by coded gestures of the conductor and a “user friendly” interpretor the graphical & verbal score. All these, coordinated simultaneously on the stage by two conductors.

Presentation of the artists: Lama Samten Yeshe Rinpoche è nato nella regione del Kham, nel East Tibet. All’età di nove anni prise 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 he buddismo Bön (the più antica tradizione del buddismo tibetano). He is a great privilegio di ricevere molti insegnamenti diretti of HH Menri Trizin Rinpoche, he is the spiritual leader of the lignaggio Bön Yungdrung, not inscribed in HE Yongdzin Namdak Tenzin Rinpoche and Menri Ponlop Rinpoche. A concatto con tali personalità ha modo di ampliare the spiritual conoscenza and the pratica del Bön Sutra, Tantra e Dzogchen. Studia poi diversi aspetti della tradizione spiritual Bönpo e si perfeziona nel pratiche dello Dzogchen ‘Great Perfezione and del Phowa (trasferimento della coscienza). Rinpoche studia anche filosofia and altri temi della cultura tibetana. È stato presidente and vice-president della Scuola Dialettica Bön in India e ha educato gli studenti più giovani nel monastero di Menri. Dal 2011 live in Francia e insegna come rifugiato meditazione e Dzogchen yoga occidentali studenti che la sua apprezzano profondamente genuina bontà e gioia, great sua conoscenza e la sua capacità di incarnare saggezza e nella vita compassione quotidiana. È, inoltre, membro attivo del movimento Rime, divulgato da Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal in tutto il mondo. È stato presidente and vice-president della Scuola Dialettica Bön in India e ha educato gli studenti più giovani nel monastero di Menri. Dal 2011 live in Francia e insegna come rifugiato meditazione e Dzogchen yoga occidentali studenti che la sua apprezzano profondamente genuina bontà e gioia, great sua conoscenza e la sua capacità di incarnare saggezza e nella vita compassione quotidiana. È, inoltre, membro attivo del movimento Rime, divulgato da Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal in tutto il mondo. È stato presidente and vice-president della Scuola Dialettica Bön in India e ha educato gli studenti più giovani nel monastero di Menri. Dal 2011 live in Francia e insegna come rifugiato meditazione e Dzogchen yoga occidentali studenti che la sua apprezzano profondamente genuina bontà e gioia, great sua conoscenza e la sua capacità di incarnare saggezza e nella vita compassione quotidiana. È, inoltre, membro attivo del movimento Rime, divulgato da Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal in tutto il mondo. The sua grande conoscenza and the sua capacità di incarnare saggezza e compassione nella vita dailyana. È, inoltre, membro attivo del movimento Rime, divulgato da Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal in tutto il mondo. The sua grande conoscenza and the sua capacità di incarnare saggezza e compassione nella vita dailyana. È, inoltre, membro attivo del movimento Rime, divulgato da Tenzin Rinpoche Wangyal in tutto il mondo.

Press review (non-exhaustive):

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

 

MAUGUIO – September 2014 – Concert of Tibetan sacred chants, prayers, mantras.

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