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The 14th Dalai Lama in Hawaii

Bindu Records is proud to present this recording featuring excerpts from the Dalai Lama's public appearances in Hawai'i, along with music and chants from both Tibetan and Hawaiian cultures.

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"The 14th Dalai Lama in Hawaii" is produced by Edgy Lee of Filmworks Hawaii. Digital editing and musical supervision by Derek Nakamoto of Bindu Records. Executive producers are Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Sakyadhita Hawai'i.


Track notes:

Tracks listed in white indicate narrative tracks. Tracks listed in gold indicate music tracks.

1
Opening Soundscape
2
Hawaiian & Tibetan Chants (Hawaiian chant performed by Kumu Hula John Lake)
3
Introduction by the Reverend Abraham Akaka
4
Greeting by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
5
Smile
6
Money
7
Spiritual Values
8
Remembering My Homeland (Phayul Trenpai Lu) performed by Gangchenpa
9
Human Nature
10
Environment
11
Health
12
Spiritual Development
13
Affection
14
Hatred
15
Folksong performed at Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti, India
16
Creating a Non-Violent Society
17
Determination
18
Altruism
19
Wild Swans (Cha Ngangra) performed by Gangchenpa
20
Technology
21
Contradiction
22
Problem Solving
23
Tibetan Chant
24
Population & Ecology
25
Individual, Society & Culture
26
Folksong performed by Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala, India
27
Cultural Isolation
28
Cultural Conflict
29
Religion
30
Song of Auspiciousness (Jala Tashi) performed by Gangchenpa
31
Q&A: Birth & Death
32
Crystal Wings (Gangkar Shelgyi Shokba) a folksong from Amdo
33
Closing Soundscape


From the liner notes:

H.H. the Dalai Lama on the island of O'ahu in a gathering with Hawaiian elders. Kumu Hula John Lake, pictured on the left, chants on the CD.

In April of 1994, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet honored the people of Hawai'i with a visit to our islands. During his stay, he spoke at a colloquium on achieving world peace through nonviolence and salvaging the earth's environment in the 21st century.

Throughout the world, the Dalai Lama has long been admired and respected as a man of peace. In 1950, at the age of 16, he assumed political leadership of Tibet, which was at that time under threat of invasion by the Chinese communists. He continually struggled to resolve this crisis peacefully until 1959, when he was forced to flee to India after the Chinese invaded Tibet and more than 87,000 Tibetans were killed.

Even in the face of great aggression, this spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people has constantly championed the philosophy and practice of nonviolence. He continues to advocate peaceful solutions to world problems guided by the principles of tolerance and mutual respect, and strives to preserve the cultural heritage of his people.

The Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The Nobel Prize Committee cited his "constructive and forward-looking proposals for the solution of international conflicts, human rights issues, and global environmental problems."

In his remarks, His Holiness comments on compassion, human nature and affection, money, the individual in society, cultural identity, self-determination and environment.


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