Asian Music Show Podcast #5

Asian Music #5, August 23, 2016. 




1. Blue Lotus, 11:21.
2. Sangkala, 6:37.
3. Song, 3:31.   
4. Da Bei Zhou (The Great Compassion Mantra), 8:23.
5. Kaleran, 5:09.   
6. Ganges Delta Blues, 9:59.
7. Tibetan Buddhism Tantric Buddhist Blessing, 3:48.
8. Degung Sunda Bulan Dagoan (Sundanese), 7:18.
9. Song of Paldarbom (Milarepa), 2:18.
10. Sogano for Koto, 3:33.  
11. Cita Utsawa, 12:35.
12. Haru No Umi (live), 7:48.
13. New Heart Sutra (a capella), 4:21.
14. Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra Mantra, 8:21.
15. Circular Thoughts, 16:00.
15. Reumbeuy Bandung, 4:41.
16. Through The Looking Glass, 5:53.
17. Discourse On The Eight Realizations Of The Great Beings (excerpt), 9:01.
18. Love, 2:23.
19. Ocean Mist, 5:55.
20. In Tibetan Bowls, 1:40.  
21. The Jade Princess, 2:58.
22. A Meeting By The River, 10:09.
23. Thus Spake Milarepa: Chapter 7 (soundtrack excerpt), 3:17.
24. Da Bei Zhou (Tibetan)(Great Compassion Mantra, alt. vers.), 7:13.
25. Dance Of The Yao People (arr. Yang Yi-Dan), 2:48.  
26. Song (a capella), 2:36.  
27. John Hardy, 2:29.
28. Bansuri Flute, 6:42.
29. Keith Rays, 5:54.
30. Friendship, 1:03.
31. By The River, 4:13.

Total Time, 3:09:39.



3. The translation of this Thai word or name, the title of this song, and the artist and album, can’t be found online if you
read only English.  ¹Ñè§ÊÁÒ¸Ô  from the Album à¾Å§ÅÙ¡·Ø觾ط¸¸ÃÃÁ .

4. The Great Compassion Mantra (Da Bei Zhou) Benefits in reciting and holding the Great Compassion Mantra (Da Bei Zhou / 大悲咒).  Excerpts from The Dharani Sutra. English translation by the Buddhist Text Translation Society, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, USA. The name of the choir that performs this, is not given anywhere online.

5. Distortion is in the original recording.

7. Buddhist music, Buddha music: Buddha is not a personal name but an epithet, similar to ‘Christ’, of those who have achieved enlightenment (bodhi), the goal of the Buddhist religious life. Buddha comes from the Sanskrit root ‘budh’, meaning to awaken, and the Buddhas are those who have awakened to the true nature of things as taught in the Four Noble Truths. By contrast, the mass of humanity is seen as asleep and unaware of the reality of the human condition. Doctrinally, the Buddhas are those who have attained nirvāṇa by destroying the defilements known as āśravas. Accordingly they are free of sensual craving (kāma), becoming (bhava), and ignorance (avidyā). Because they have eradicated all craving they have escaped from the round of cyclic existence (saṃsāra) and will never again be reborn. For Theravāda Buddhism, a Buddha is simply a human being who has undergone a profound spiritual transformation. In Mahāyāna thought, by contrast, the concept of the Buddha developed in various ways, notably in the doctrine of the Buddha’s ‘three bodies’ (trikāya). In terms of this teaching, the Buddha is seen as a cosmic being who from time to time manifests himself in human form.

9. Song of Paldarbom: a Buddhist teaching song by the 12th century Tibetan yogi Milarepa.  Lyric loosely adapted from the translation by Garma C. C. Chang and set to music by Winfield “Binny” Clark. Duet performed with Suzann Duquette. The mp3 and sheet music can be downloaded for no charge at:

11. From “Music Of The Gamelan Gong Kebyar, Vol.1”, Vital Records, 1996.

12. Haru No Umi by Michio Miyagi. Angela Madjarova – Harp, Natalia Gerakis – Flute, perform at Sofia Music Weeks Festival.

13. New Heart Sutra, Thich Nhat Hahn. The text of Hahn’s new translation is on Julie Eclair A/V; she reposted this show.

14. It is impossible to find online, if your read only English, the name of the musician who remixed HHDL’s chant, the
Prajnaparamita Mantra, and made it into a loop.

15. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Gamelan in the New World, Vol. 1, 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1979 Folkways Records.

16. Through The Looking Glass: From “Metal Notes” (reissued by Locust, 2006). A re-release of a cassette album out of print since the mid 70’s.

17. Plum Village Musicians WoYo Nuevo by Blue Cliff Monastery. Plum Village was founded by Thich Nhat Hahn and is in France.

Julie Eclair has the text of the Eight Realizations on her website, Julie Eclair A/V.

19. From Buddha’s Dream.  Riley Lee, Flute, and Composer.

20. Bokar Rimpoche, Sacred Chants and Tibetan Rituals from the Monastery of Mirik.

22. Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt – A Meeting By The River (track 1) from A Meeting By The River.

23. Excerpts from Chapter 7 of The Life Of Milarepa by Lobsang Lalungpa; soundtrack from Milarepa part 5 – Detachment – Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche Homage.

24. The source of this alternative version, with a different arrangement and different performance of The Great Compassion Mantra (Dharmagita Da Bei Zhou), is unknown. It seems to be performed by the same choir as the main version (cut 4).

25. The Yao are a hill tribal people found mainly in South China and Vietnam. This piece is a long drum dance arranged for the piano. The left hand imitates the rhythm of the drum while the right hand carries the melody. The piece is in an ABA form. The first section is a slow, seductive dance, followed by a fast and lively middle section, after which the slow dance returns.

26. The name of this song, artist, and album, can’t be found online.

29. Keith Rays: From “Metal Notes” (reissued by Locust, 2006). A re-release of a cassette album out of print since the mid 70’s.  Composed By Denise Rightmire-Womelsdorf.

30. Friendship is the second piece from Sang Tong’s collection of Mongolian piano pieces – 7 Pieces Based on Inner Mongolian
Folk Themes.

31. Riley Lee, Flute and Composer.