VIVEKAN & Katie Costello of REBEL POP Records
rebel pop records | Special Release
Listen to the "Dalai Lama's Mantra" set to music for the first time!
1 Dalai Lama's Mantra
2 Mik Tse Ma (Lama Tsongkhapa)
3 Manjushri's Mantra
Bonus Track: Manjushri's Mantra (Dance Version)
This music was made with the motivation to spread the Buddha's teachings of compassion, love and wisdom throughout the world.
In keeping with this motivation, an intention behind this project is to inspire easterners and westerners, young and old alike, to recite these mantras, and to have an appreciation of their meaning.
Further, it is my wish to provide access to these holy mantras in a widely appealing manner. In this way, one and all are benefited.
These recordings feature mantras that lie at the heart of the Buddhist tradition and the mantras themselves capture the essence of the great beings they praise, like His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Reciting these mantras with the altruistic spirit to see others free from suffering and come to lasting happiness is said to bring about extraordinary effects.
The First Printing of 1,000 CDs are being donated to DNKL - Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace, under the spiritual guidance of monks from Sera Mey Monastery, in the tradition of the Dalai Lama.
Very special thanks to Tenzin Gocha for his beautiful musical and vocal contributions along with the great joy that this trans-continental collaboration (myself in Brooklyn and Gocha in Singapore) brought me. I am grateful to his warm nature, melodies, instrumentation and performances that capture the musical spirit of Tibet.
The inception, development and consummation of this project was only possible due to the immeasurable kindness, inspiration and support of my most venerable friend, Vivekan - the founder of Bodhisattva Yoga and REBEL POP Records - who executive produced this EP, and opened my heart and mind to the Buddha's teachings.
Bringing it full circle, since Bodhisattva Yoga was where my relationship with the altruistic spirit began, I will end this description with Vivekan's special Bodhisattva Yoga Dedication - which concisely captures the ultimate aim behind this music:
May all beings be free from fear, pain and suffering. May all come quickly to health, laughter, joy, prosperity and Supreme Enlightenment. May I help this be so.
May the good arising as a result of producing this disc and these songs serve as a source of the long life of H.H. the Dalai Lama, along with my teachers, the preservation of the living Dharma, and the liberation of all beings.
-Katie Costello, Brooklyn, NY, July 3, 2015