released March 21, 1999
contributed two of their songs - 'a lightning bolt of wisdom' (lyrics/recited by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche/remixed by u:man:tek) and 'chenrezi' - to the sampler 'The Great Stupa', released in 2003.
"The Great Stupa album, a unique two-disc musical journey, contains tracks which have been contributed by renowned international artists such as Sting, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Robben Ford, Steve Tibbetts/Ani Choying Drolma + many others, all of whom have been united by a vision of peace, liberation and compassion. the stunning package is also a 108-page documentary, filled with color photographs, artwork, text and a short film on the story of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at the rocky mountain Shambhala Center (USA)..."
order 'The Great Stupa' album
the u:man:tek song 'a lightning bolt of wisdom' is part of the soundtrack for the award winning documentary 'Words Of My Perfect Teacher' (2003).
"...from the world cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, 'Words of My Perfect Teacher' follows three students on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. set to a world beat with music by Sting, Tara Slone & Joy Drop, Steve Tibbetts, u:man:tek, Kunga 19, and others..."
lyrics on 'a lightning bolt of wisdom' written and performed by
sakyong mipham rinpoche
guzheng, didgeridoo, tibetan bowls and bells, percussion
programming, 12-string guitar, voice
jean-michel 'ganga' cerveau/france
programming, keyboards, guitar, bass
u:man:tek grafics by unknown paris grafiti artists. thanks guys.
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