The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are masters of a deep harmonic overtone chanting. The sound has been compared to the resonance of a drum or didgeridoo and is believed to have a transformative effect — Pure Sounds removes impurities and clears the path to enlightenment.
*2011 Grammy-nominated album in the Traditional World Music category!*
Gyuto Tantric Monastery was established in 1475 and until 1959 occupied Ramoche Temple in central Lhasa, Tibet, one of the two original temples built to mark the advent of Buddhism in Tibet 1400 years ago. The Gyuto Monks today live as refugees in New Ramoche Temple in Dharamsala, India home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Regarded as masters of rites and rituals within Tibetan Buddhism, the Gyuto Monks are famous around the world for their mastery of the tantric arts especially their unique form of deep harmonic chanting. Whenever there is a need for spiritual healing or transformation, the pujas or prayer rituals conducted by the Gyuto Monks are sought by the simplest householder to the very seat of the Tibetan government. Of the pure sounds, the intransient overtone chants and the vibration of the voices of these monks. So we decided to embark on the project of creating an album of the Gyuto Monks of Tibet without any background music; Therefore the title Pure Sounds. It can be challenging for the Western mind to listen to and absorb directly these chanting sounds without musical accompaniment. The chanting vibrational sound is intended to bypass the mind. In Eastern culture it is recommended to listen to the sound 108 times, which is also the number of beads of the mala. When you are able to listen to a mantra for 108 times, it is believed that you will reach a transformational state that is embedded in the sound and the meaning of the mantras themselves. New Earth invites you to enjoy this journey and dissolve in the pure sounds of the Gyuto Monks of Tibet.
“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” ~Buddha