Dechen’s beautiful voice is accompanied on Compassion by accomplished flutist Jurg Zurmuhle.

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Dechen’s awaited third release Compassion: Dcham Sem is an album of Tibetan mantras. Dcham Sem means “the compassionate mind” and contains an immense positive power of attaining inner peace and wellbeing. Dechen’s beautiful voice is accompanied on Compassion by accomplished flutist Jurg Zurmuhle.

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  1. :

    “I love, love, love this cd! The hauntingly beautiful melodies are mellow enough to play in the background during a meditation, yet emotionally charged enough to bring tears to the listener’s eyes. I will definitely be listening to this one again, be it during my yoga practice or just while I’m relaxing at home!. This is truly a moving musical experience, and a worthy offering to the Mother Goddess.”

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    “Seldom do I hear singing and music so suffused with gentle beauty and calmness as I did on Compassion. Tibetan vocalist Dechen Shak-Dagsay¹s songs and mantras, impeccably accompanied by flute, piano, Tibetan bowls, tamboura and subtle synthesizer textures, wrap around you like a soft blanket, comforting and imbuing you with a sense of inner peace and serenity. These songs are a spiritual oasis for our troubled souls in these perilous times and only the most hardened of hearts will remain unaffected by this recording.”

  3. :

    “The CD titled Compassion by Dechen Shak-Dagsay is absolutely beautiful, my patients loved it to and actually commented on how relaxing it was. I thought it was very soothing and melodic, I really love it.”

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    “With these eight mantra Dechen Shak-Dagsay manifests a level of outstanding devotion that brings peace and well-being to the listener the moment the music begins to vibrate. Compassion contains the longer versions of the ancient Buddhist mantra, Decham Sem, which carries the blessings of all the enlightenment beings with healing power. Dechen sequences the syllables differently from an earlier Decham Sem release which was made up of shorter versions of the same mantra. The pacing in both is different, and the results are much more effective on this release. Dechen’s patient vocal inflections flow effortlessly with her accompanying instruments. The album is very slow rhythmically, with almost no percussion. The rhythm comes from Dechen Shak-Dagsay’s own performance.
    The mantra range from “Oh Ah Hum” to “Kho wa la Tare ma.” Each of these mantra embodies the desire to transform body, speech and mind into one enlightened body, speech and mind of a Buddha. The mantra are infused with a high level of respect and performed with great heart and authenticity.
    I recommend this release to anyone who enjoys Tibetan Buddhist mantra, or for those yogis who share the exquisite universal nature of God’s voice and find that peace of mind in all vibrations. Compassion is perfect for any healing facilities, and can be used to assist slow, disciplined movements and postures.”

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    “Hauntingly beautiful melodies are mellow enough to play in the background during a meditation, yet emotionally charged enough to bring tears to the listener’s eyes”

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    “What a gentle, soothing CD this is! Tibetan singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay’s soft voice caresses like a mother’s lullaby, but what she sings is powerful. This collection of long versions of five Buddhist mantras and three original songs inspires inner peace through the power of Dcham Sem, or “the compassionate mind.” Long tracks include the Avalokiteshvara Mantra, the Medicine-Buddha Mantra, the Buddha Mantra, the mantra for wealth, and the Vajra-Sattva hundred-syllable mantra. The vocals are accompanied by shakuhachi flutes and piano by Swiss musician Jurg Zurmuhle, and tanpura and singing bowls by Acama. This is an ideal CD for anyone dealing with stress or illness, as well as those with a conscious desire to cultivate compassion. A beautiful explanation of the mantras and the intention of this recording accompanies the CD.”

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    “From the moment the first tones of this lovely album sounded, I felt the atmosphere calm, and a suffusion of peace and serenity surrounded me. Beautifully sung and orchestrated with flute, piano, Tibetan bowls, and tamboura all grounded by a restrained use of synthesizer that seems a chant of “om” throughout the whole album. Translations of the chants or mantras are included, but the essences of these are so well captured by music and voice that they are hardly necessary.”

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