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Tibetan Mantra Healing

with Drukmo Gyal

Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Tibetan mantra healing uses the power of sound and vibration as a medium to heal the body and mind. As a singer and a practitioner of Tibetan medicine specializing in mantra healing, Drukmo Gyal is in a unique position between ancient tradition and emerging science. Her lecture-concerts intimately involve the audience, inviting them to experience how sound affects the mind and body through active listening and direct participation in mantra recitation, paired with visualization techniques. Drukmo will share traditional and original Tibetan and Sanskrit mantras and explain how these teachings can be used to heal the present self and enable collective healing in the future.

  • Drukmo Gyal Dakini (voice)
  • Adrian DiMatteo (guitar, voice)
  • Adam Maalouf (cello, frame drum, hand pan, percussion)

Presented in partnership with Golden Drum, the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Sorig Khang International, and Yangchenma Arts & Music.

About the Musicians

Drukmo Gyal Dakini was born in the northeastern part of Tibet into a Tibetan yogi family where mantra, yoga, and meditation were introduced at a young age. With support from the local Tibetan yogic community, she began practicing mantras with ancient melodies and started singing publicly in 2008. In 2010, Drukmo Gyal achieved top 40 in a Chinese national singing contest but due to her university studies, she drew back from a possible singing career. She moved to Europe in 2014, produced her first album, Purification Voice of Tibet, and began touring in Europe, Russia, Malaysia, and China with local musicians not only in concert halls but also in hospitals, disability centers, and senior homes.

Her second album, Tibetan Mantra Healing, was released in 2016 and highlights the ancient healing system of Sowa Rigpa, traditional Tibetan medicine as it was taught to her by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a direct lineage holder and founder of Sorig Khang International. Drukmo Gyal travels the world, singing, teaching Tibetan mantra healing and the Kunye healing massage, and guiding retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the meditation practice of Tibetan physicians.

Adrian DiMatteo is a guitarist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist from New York. He received formal training in jazz performance, music theory, and history from the Eastman School of Music. Now he studies sacred songs and mantras from around the world, and the science of sound healing. He recently developed Guitar Handbook, a chord learning app for aspiring guitarists of all levels. He also teaches music and practices music therapy.

Adam Maalouf”˜s unique musical style is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles that incorporate musicians from around the globe. As a dedicated music student, Adam has traveled through Europe, India, and the Middle East to study under renowned percussion masters and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. As a teacher, he regularly hosts workshops and retreats in New York and North Carolina and hopes to bring cultures together through his teachings and performances. Adam performs regularly as a solo artist and with his world music project Future Tribe.

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Photograph by Filip Wolak

Tickets: $25.00

Members Advance: $20.00