Ani Choying Drolma: "Buddhist Chants and Songs"

Saturday November 11th 2017, 5:00 - 6:30PM
Event Sponsor
Department of Music, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, Office for Religious Life, Department of Religious Studies, Center for South Asia, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Stanford Memorial Church

Choying Drolma was born in Kathmandu, Nepal to Tibetan refugee parents in 1971. Her education and spiritual training were supervised by the renowned meditation master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. She was well-trained in Buddhist meditation, chants, rituals and ceremonies performance, and was quickly advanced to the position of chanting master in the nunnery.

Her singing talent was first discovered by the famous American guitarist Steve Tibbetts, during his visit to Nagi Gompa. Thanks to Steve Tibbett’s effort, Ani Choying Drolma’s first ever album “Cho” was launched in 1997. Since then, she has became a well known name in international world music scene. She toured in America and Europe and successfully presented Buddhist mantra and ritual chanting music to the world. To date, she has launched 16 albums, and performed for hundreds of events around world. It is said that Ani Choying Drolma’s music is like a beam of light that cut through the darkness and is filled with compassion and purity. Her voice is also named as “the heavenly voice” with healing power. In 2014, she was appointed the first UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal.


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