Buddhist Mantra Kirtan with Lee Mirabai Harrington | 6-8PM
Lee Mirabai Harrington returns to Tibet House for an exhilarating evening of Buddhist mantra kirtan. Together we will sing a selection of powerful, purifying mantras from the Tibetan Buddhist vajrayana tradition as well as some very healing and centering Tibetan medical mantras. Through the practice of mantrayana (liberation through sound) we can align ourselves with divine energies and achieve a state of unity, oneness, transformation, purification and inner peace for the benefit of all beings. All ages welcome. No singing experience required.
Saturday, April 6; 6-8PM | General: 25/Members:$22.50 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lee Mirabai Harrington: Hailed as “one of the best kept secrets in the chant world,” Lee Mirabai Harrington has sung mantras for His Holiness Karmapa at Madison Square Garden and for Amma at Amritapuri ashram in India. With a musical background in classical Indian vocals, rock and gospel, Lee offers a unique form of Buddhist mantra kirtan, combining the metta and wisdom energies of Buddhist mantras with the heart-opening euphoria of the devotional Bhakti tradition. For Lee, leading kirtan is not a performance, but rather a truly spiritual, devotional and healing experience. She believes that each of us has the power and ability to heal the self—and countless others—through our own unique voices and through these mantras.
A student of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa she has been a Buddhist practitioner–primarily in the Karma Kagyu lineage–since 2002. Other teachers include HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, Khandro Rinpoche, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche, Pema Chodron and many others. She is based mostly in Woodstock, NY.
Lee’s first album of mantra music, “BEYOND THE BEYOND: A MANTRA MUSIC EXPERIENCE” was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and was included on several “best of” conscious music lists. She is currently working on a new album of Buddhist mantra music with producer Ben Leinbach. She leads kirtans and chanting workshops at festivals, retreat centers, churches, cultural centers and dharma centers worldwide.