Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Om Mani Padme Hum - Buedi Siebert
A classically trained flutist, Buedi Siebert could be called a "musician without borders." He collects and plays instruments from all over the world and along with tremendous versatility as a musician, truly has a global consciousness and vision.
A native of Germany, Siebert has been composing and performing for more than twenty years. He composes music for film and theater, records his own CDs and also produces albums for other musicians. He has toured in concert throughout Europe, the United States, including a performance at Carnegie Hall, and Africa..
One of the most potent mantras, Om Mani Padme Hum contains the entire wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in a single phrase. It is essentially a reminder to oneself that compassion and "benevolent emptiness" can cut through the illusions that create suffering. Here, multi-instrumentalist Buedi Siebert offers four musical interpretations of the mantra, as well as eight other peaceful, meditation - enhancing instrumentals..
Joyful and poignant chanting interspersed with exotic flute, guitar, udu and percussion tracks offer a unique and colorful sacred cleanse for mind and spirit. Om Mani Padme Hum is the most common mantra in Tibet, which may relieve negative karma, accumulate merit, help rescue them from the sea of suffering and achieve enlightenment...