Beyond Karma is a rare mix of sacred sound from Emptiness—the sound of purity itself. In this album, the Gyuto monks are joined by Australia’s finest sacred music duo, weaving the sonorous chant of the Gyuto monastery with traditional and newly composed music from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The monks of Gyuto Tantric Monastery in exile in Dharamsala, Northern India, are pure tantric masters whose strict daily practice stands at the very pinnacle of Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Grammy® nominees, their sound has been recorded by musicologists, pop stars, and kirtan masters to name but a few. As one of the world’s music treasures, the Gyuto monks stand not only for their immensely low range, but also for the sheer power of their harmonic chant. The monks’ lives are lived in prayer. Their sound is not just music, but tantric practice, and this does not change whether they are in a temple, on a stage, or in a recording studio.
Composer and music researcher Kim Cunio and virtuoso high soprano Heather Lee, Australia’ sacred music duo, are impressive in their commitment to bringing sacred music back to life. They have a countless supply of traditional and modern instruments.