[ HitCo / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Friday 28 August 2020
Inner World is an offering of the Dalai Lama reciting mantras and giving short teachings all woven to a bed of music for the very first time.
This special release features two CDs in a beautiful, case bound, hardcover package, along with a deluxe 28-page booklet including artwork by Tiffany Singh and Ella Brewer. The booklet also includes explanations of the mantras and their benefits written by Venerable Robina Courtin.
The origins of "Inner Word" began in 2015, when one of the project's co-executive producers and a longtime student of The Dalai Lama, Junelle Kunin, wrote to him requesting his participation, by fervently explaining her feelings that an album by such a compassionate and wise being would help people particularly who struggle with emotional stress. After reading her letter, his response was enthusiastic, saying, "This will benefit many people!". She and her husband Abraham Kunin, both from New Zealand, spent the next five years working to bring the project to life. The Dalai Lama's recordings have been thread through music composed by Abraham and performed on thirty-plus instruments by himself and a cast of collaborators from around the world, including a special guest performance from Anoushka Shankar on "Ama La." The composer integrated the live performances with artful programming and production, building a peaceful bedrock for these sacred offerings.
One Of My Favorite Prayers
Ama La (feat. Anoushka Shankar)
One Of My Favorite Prayers (Instrumental)
The Buddha (Instrumental)
Ama La (feat. Anoushka Shankar) (Instrumental) Healing (Instrumental)