Saturday, July 23, 2011
Buddhist lama takes the rap
Which Overgrown Path article has generated the largest readership over the seven year life of the blog? One about Guastavo Dudamel? - sorry but no. One about Benjamin Britten? - sorry, wrong again. Perhaps one about the BBC Proms? - no, I am afraid not. Somewhat surprisingly my most popular post is Lost in Meditation, a 2009 piece about the bumpy spiritual path of the Buddhist lama Osel Hita Torres, while the follow up Found in Meditation is not far behind. Which must provide food for thought for those who believe spirituality and serious music do not mix. If I had a pound sterling for every reader of those two posts I would be very rich indeed and now their pre-eminence has been reinforced by huge numbers of new visitors following today's NPR preview of the debut rap single from Gomo Tulku, who is a close friend of Osel Hita Torres. Audience participation is all the rage, so here is my user's guide to Buddhist rap.
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