Dawn Till Dusk

Tashi Lhunpo Monks

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The Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959 and the Cultural Revolution from 1966-80 wreaked destruction on many monastic institutions, and of the 6,000 monks in the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, only 250 were able to follow the Dalai Lama into exile. In 1972, under the patronage of the present Dalai Lama, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was re-established in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

Dawn till Dusk was recorded on location in Tashi Lhunpo’s prayer hall in Bylakuppe, and features many previously unrecorded chants and mantras from the monastery’s rich heritage, passed down over the centuries through generations of Tantric masters.

Exhilarating multi-layered rhythmic recitation of chants: a shimmering monument of polyphonic sonority

The Rough Guide to World Music

A timely release

The Observer

Hypnotic Mantras and chants Financial Times

Financial Times

Majestic and atmospheric

The monks of Tashi Lhunpo preserve Tibet’s ancient culture in exile

New Statesman

A magical universe of reincarnation

The Independent