17 Golden Greats

Tashi Lhunpo Monks

30iPS TLM629

The first Tibetan Buddhist 'greatest hits' collection featuring sacred chants, mantras and music from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

"17 Golden Greats" features ten tracks compiled from the critically-acclaimed albums the monks have released over the past decade, along with seven new recordings - with two prayers composed by the HH the 14th Dalai Lama: "Prayer for the 17 Masters", paying homage to the 17 Pandits of Nalanda (the ancestral home of Buddhism in India) and "The prayer of the words of truth", written in response to the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

In the 14th century the Tashi Lhunpo monastery was one of the most important of Tibet; after the Chinese invasion in 1949 and the monks’ escape into exile, its tradition was sedulously preserved, hence this benignly powerful disc.

A fantastic compilation of the living, breathing traditions of the exiled Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Songlines Magazine