Sacred Sounds of Tibet to be performed, discussed

CONTACT: Dr. Nathan Katz, Director of Florida International University’s Program in the Study of Spirituality and 305-348-3909

Sacred Sounds of Tibet to be performed, discussed

In Tibetan Buddhism, sacred sounds can refer to the syllables of a mantra, the chanting of prayer, the sound of a horn, or the clash of cymbals accompanied by drums.

Lama Karma Chotso, a popular Miami meditation and philosophy teacher who is also an accomplished visual and performing artist, will discuss how these unique sounds are used in in Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice and perform different traditional instruments at a program Tuesday, March 4 at Florida International University. The lecture/performance will be held at 7 p.m. in room 140 of the Graham Student Center on the FIU campus, 11200 SW 8th St. in southwest Miami-Dade County.

The evening is free and open to the public.

Lama Karma Chotso is the Resident Lama, or spiritual leader, of Kagyu Shedrup Choling, a Tibetan Buddhist center she founded 17 years ago in El Portal where she teaches Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice and philosophy. Having begun her study and practice of the Karma and Shangpa Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism more than 30 years ago, she was ordained as a Buddhist nun before entering a three-year, three-month meditation retreat at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery/Retreat Center in New York. A photographer, painter, singer/songwriter and poet, Lama Karma Chotso also practices and teaches T’ai Chi.

This event is sponsored by FIU’s Program in the Study of Spirituality.

For more information, call 305-348-3909 or email