this week His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to Charlottesville! we had the honor of hosting two tibetan musicians who performed the night before HHDL's talks and then on stage before he spoke at the charlottesville pavilion. dan has known techung for a long time, from back in the day that we lived in the bay area. it was pure bliss having them rehearse in our living room one sunny autumn afternoon. techung's vocals, his mastery of flute, dramyen and pewang, along with rinzing's gifted guitar playing, blended together to make a beautiful traditional sound with modern undertones. a little bit of the tibetan plateau delivered to my doorstep: political struggle, inner peace, and the interconnectedness of all things dark and light.
i was riveted to the couch when techung and rinzing performed lama khen in our home.
what a gift! i found this incredibly moving video below of them performing that very song.
please watch it to the very end!