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Update from Gyuto House Australia
The team here at GHA have had a few months break from touring – the first in many years of back to back tours – and are ready to begin the 2016 -2017 Beyond Karma Tour beginning in March with the arrival of a new group of Gyuto Monks. We haven’t been idle though as we are also very excited to give birth to the production of a new CD also called Beyond Karma which is the result of some very beautiful recording sessions at the Gyuto Gompa in Rosebank, Northern NSW – a green and lush part of the Byron Bay hinterland replete with wallabies, koalas, echidnas and a host of different bird life. There is something about the peace and tranquillity of our acres of gardens full of flowering trees, azaleas, gardenias, jacarandas, jasmine etc etc that sets the atmosphere for a peaceful calming experience.
Beyond Karma CD
Available March 2016
Here and on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Sounds True
The sound of the monks chanting in our modest gompa has been described as the ‘voice of the angels’ in that the aim in building the great cathedrals of the world was to capture the resonant ‘other’ sound that seems to come with the purity of the chanting. Whatever it is, the recordings have been described as equal to the best attainable in a studio or concert hall. We have composer, musician, recording technician and all round genius to thank in Kim Cunio who has brought to life this collaboration between the monks, himself and soprano Heather Lee in a spine tingling album of sacred music honouring many different belief systems. Beyond Karma is made available via US record label New Earth Records, the company responsible for the earlier recording of the Gyuto Monks ‘Pure Sounds’ album which was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. They have been the most efficient, effective and all in delightful business to work with and we are grateful to them for their integrity and lightness of heart in creating this opportunity to bring the album to the world.
As always we continue to work in schools with the monks and we begin the monks’ first week in Australia with a week in Northfield Primary School, Adelaide – it’s a school with an emphasis on Peace and this year the monks will join the children in creating a peace sign using a drone! We’ll post the results !
Easter we return to Dromana from Good Friday
March 25 – 31
The Happiness Conference/Wellness Expo
April 1 -3
Bondi Beach Scout Hall, Wairoa Avenue
April 9 -21
Bondi Beach Surf Club
April 21 -24
Waterfront Pavilion, Hobart
April 25 – May 5
Always happy to return to Tasmania, the monks will once again bring their daily program to the public with many of the components detailed above. There is just a chance that we may be able to present our Sacred Music Concert with not just the monks, Kim and Heather but also a Tasmanian String Quartet. Watch this space for more details.