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Freedom Chants from the Roof of The World

Gyuto Monks

Initial release : 1989

Rykodisc 20113

This album was produced by Mickey Hart. The third track is performed by Hart, with Philip Glass and Kitaro.

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  • Yamantaka
  • Mahakala
  • #2 for Gaia (Glass/Hart/Kitaro)

The performers on the tracks are as follows;

  • Yamantaka - Gyuto Monks
  • Mahakala - Gyuto Monks
  • #2 for Gaia - Philip Glass, Mickey Hart, Kitaro
The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir:
  • Kalsang Dhundup
  • Kalden Tsering
  • Dakpa Gyaltsen
  • Lobsang Dhundup
  • Ngawang Sherab
  • Lobsang Jungney
  • Tenzin Norgyal
  • Tupten Jigme
  • Tashi Namgyal
  • Lobsang Tsering
  • Ken Rinpoche
  • Sonam Thargyal
  • Samten Tharchen
  • Tenzin Norbu
  • Tsering Norbu
  • Karma Phunstok
  • Tupten Chodak
  • Tupten Donyo
  • Lobsang Tsering
  • Tsultim Tashi
  • Tupten Sherap

  • Producer - Mickey Hart
  • Engineer - Tom Flye
  • Assistant Engineers - Jeff Sterling, Tom Mechlin
  • Recorded at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch on November 15, 1988
  • Re-Mix Engineer - Tom Flye
  • Assistant - Stephen Hart
  • Additional Recording - Bob Bralove, Billy Rothschild
  • Additional Recording: "#2 for Gaia" taped at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York on December 3, 1988
  • Digital Transfer, CD Mastering - Joe Gastwirt

All proceeds from this recording benefit the Society of Gyuto Sacred Arts.

The third track is a 'performance offering' to the monks.

Mickey Hart described the music of the Gyuto Monks;

The Gyuto Monks allow us access into the basic realm of being. Their sound shows the depth of the human spirit's compassion. This is sacred music, music for prayer not entertainment. It is one of the most extraordinary examples of extended voice on this planet.
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