Huston Smith first exposed the western world to recordings of this kind of sacred singing from Tibet, and Mickey Hart, drummer of the Grateful Dead, became aware of them in 1969. Now the Gyuto Monks will be appearing at the Cedar in Minneapolis this Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 pm.
“Gyuto Monks have been chanting since the founding of the Gyuto Tantric University in 1474. The Monks chant to visualize themselves as Buddhas to reach enlightenment, or chant to invoke the blessing of the Lord of Transcendent Wisdom – their intent is to free humankind from disturbing and harmful situations and create abundant harmony.”
Because this is an actual ritual and meditation, I would encourage you to check out the concert program from the Gyuto Monks 2002 North American Tour. It’s helpful for understanding the evening. For further information, check out the Gyuto Monks website at the website, you can hear the chanting by clicking on the media tab or learn more about their history.