Tibetan monks throat-singing – Specialized form of chanting

Tibetan monks throat-singing – Specialized form of chanting

379,235 views•Mar 5, 2013 2.3K 75 Share SaveWildFilmsIndia 2.46M subscribers Tibetan temple music is particularly renowned in the west for its two forms of multiphonic singing known as jok-kay (low tone) and bar-da (high tone). In both forms, each of the main chantmasters simultaneously intones three notes, thus each individually creating a complete chord. The Tibetans are one of the only cultures on earth that cultivate this most extraordinary vocal ability. This tradition is also known as “overtone singing” because it is accomplished by learning to control the muscles of the vocal cavity and then re-shaping it while singing, thus intensifying the natural overtones of the voice. In effect, the body is transformed into an effective overtone amplifier. One night in 1433, the Tibetan lama Je Tzong Sherab Senge awoke from a startling dream. In it he had heard a voice unlike any voice that had ever sounded on the planet. It was a low voice, unbelievably deep, sounding more like the growl of a wild bull than anything human. Combined with this first voice, there was a second. This voice was high and pure, like the sound of a child singing. These two voices, so totally different, had come from the same source and that source was Je Tzong Sherab Senge himself. In this dream, Je Tzong Sherab Senge had been instructed to take this special voice and use it for a new chanting style that would embody both the masculine and feminine aspects of divine energy. It was a tantric voice, a sound that could unite those chanting it in a web of universal consciousness.The next morning, Je Tzong Sherab Senge began to chant his daily prayers. The sounds that came out of him were the sounds he had heard in his dream — unearthly sounds, tantric sounds — and he gathered his fellow monks together to tell them of his dream. That year, more than 500 years ago, the Gyume Tantric Monastery began in Lhasa , Tibet . The monks of this monastery learned to chant in the same voice which Je Tzong Sherab Senge had heard in his dream. It was a voice that enabled each monk to chant three notes at the same time, creating ‘One Voice Chords’. Within that same century, another monastery in Lhasa , the Gyuto Tantric College , was founded. The monks at this fellow Tantric College also incorporated this chanting technique in their sacred rituals. For centuries the magical sounds and rituals of Tibet lay enshrouded in the mysteries of a country refusing communication with the outside world. Stories of this unearthly chanting would filter back to the ‘civilized’ world along with tales of seemingly superhuman abilities which the Tibetan monks were said to possess, but these seemed to be nothing more than myth. In 1950 China invaded Tibet. Certain monks escaped to India, where they continued their tantric rituals. Their spiritual activities remained esoteric, but certain teachers of religion and ethnomusicology were finding their tantric rituals somewhat more accessible. These scientists and scholars would come back to the West with reports of a remarkable chanting technique utilized by the Gyume and Gyuto monks. In Tibetan tantric chanting the goal of the chanting is to invoke and then unite with a particular deity or being. The monks literally become the gods and goddesses to whom they are praying. It may be that the overtones which are pronounced by the different Tantric Colleges are specific invocations to particular entities. Source: http://www.chantmaster.org This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of tens of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world… Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.

Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir: Tibetan Chants for World Peace

603,058 views•Feb 19, 2015 8.4K 178 Share SaveAndrea Johnson 38.2K subscribers [DISCLAIMER: This video has been monetized by White Swan Records and they are solely responsible for all advertisements. I’ve been in touch with the co-founder of White Swan Records, Parmita Pushman, and she has assured me that the payments received from the advertisements in this video will benefit the Gyuto monks and allow White Swan to continue to produce great albums.] Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir. Tibetan Chants for World Peace. White Swan Records (2008). Track list below. May all beings benefit! [00:00] Mandala Offering [03:33] Praising Chakrasamvara [11:23] Blessing the Offerings [35:30] Great Sacred Music

Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir – The Perfect Jewel- Sacred Chants of Tibet

Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir – The Perfect Jewel- Sacred Chants of Tibet

183,118 views•Apr 12, 2017 3.6K 75 Share SaveFugazi Godisdead 1.58K subscribers Youth said of the music “The Monks exemplify, in their mystical chants, the essence of Tibetan Tantric Wisdom and the profound philosophy of the Dalai Lama. This is a musical system intentionally designed to alter your consciousness towards an illuminated and enlightened state 1- Initiation Ceremony of Guhyasamaja Tantra-Offering of Seven Royal 0:0028:02 2- Offering of Tea-Mahakala Chanting-Praise and Request to Kalarupa 28:0257:09

Throat Singing by The Gyuto Monks of Tibet • Pure Sounds • Mandala Offering

Throat Singing by The Gyuto Monks of Tibet • Pure Sounds • Mandala Offering 

Uploaded on Nov 30, 2010

A sample track, “Mandala Offering”, from the Grammy-nominated throat singing album Pure Sounds.
Listen on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pure-sounds/id365783293

The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are masters of a deep harmonic overtone chanting, also known as throat singing. The sound has been compared to the resonance of a drum or digeridoo and is believed to have a transformative effect — removing impurities and clearing the path to enlightenment.

2011 Grammy-nominated album in the Traditional World Music category!