Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

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Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

Postby Indrajala » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:40 pm

My friend Venerable Nakamura has decided to update the instruments used when reciting sutras.

He recites the Heart Sutra with an electric guitar instead of a drum.

I took this video just a few hours ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvoFTKlk-M0
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Re: Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

Postby Sönam » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:37 pm

nice version ... same effect

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Re: Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

Postby Luke » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:05 pm

Cool! Now I want to hear a Mahakala puja with heavy distorted guitars and a drumset!

Huseng, which school of Buddhism does that guitar-playing monk practice?
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Re: Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

Postby Sönam » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:36 pm

Luke wrote:Cool! Now I want to hear a Mahakala puja with heavy distorted guitars and a drumset!

Huseng, which school of Buddhism does that guitar-playing monk practice?


... or a chöd

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Re: Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

Postby Indrajala » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:08 pm

Luke wrote:Cool! Now I want to hear a Mahakala puja with heavy distorted guitars and a drumset!

Huseng, which school of Buddhism does that guitar-playing monk practice?


That is a good question.

He has lived in India for over thirty years and is acquainted with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, but on the other hand he has practised Theravada.

He builds temples. Organized a conference on suicide. Travels around a lot. Writes children's stories with Buddhist themes and elements.

I'd say Bodhisattva-yana would best describe his activities.
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Re: Heart Sutra on Electric Guitar

Postby Indrajala » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:18 pm

Here is part II:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1OpvzbQzRE

Yoga, drum, Kannon/Guanyin recitation, electric guitar, dancing...

Really funky stuff today.

It occurred to me how odd my life is becoming. :P
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