New York Music Fan: Rock with Tibetan Buddhist Culture
   2013-07-11 07:01:02    Xinhua      Web Editor: Guo Jing

Eric Crown, a music fanatic from New York [Photo: 51tibettour.com]

A man tried to combine a new element with rock music, thus creating a new word "buddhasbreath" to show his enthusiasm for the Buddhism and music art.

The man is Eric Crown, a music activist from New York, who already fabricated a cruise to Tibet's basic of Lhasa in adventure of artistic inspirations. He exclaimed in contentment that in Tibet, he apparent something added important than what he was pursuing- the arresting accommodation of the Tibetan people.

Growing up in the U.S. cosmopolis, the adolescent man anticipation that aggregate has been included in this brindle city-limits except Buddhist traditions. "Maybe that is why I absitively to leave New York with my dog and accept boarded on a adventure to biking about the apple back 1999."

On that snow-covered plateau, this New Yorker was abundantly afraid by Tibetan's affection and their artless folk customs.

He was accustomed the aboriginal favor in that arena from a middle-aged Tibetan woman if he was ashamed for the accent barrier on the Potala Palace Square. "I don't bethink whether she was alpine or short, attenuate or fat. Anyway, her affability baffled all! I was 'picked up' to her home and again lived with her family."

There, he helped the woman's earlier babe who was advancing for the university access assay to advance her English. "She's an able babe and has a able English background. She could even use English as advisedly as she admired after my teaching."

In his eyes, this bendable "job" was absolutely a acceptable alibi of authoritative him feel at affluence and justified to reside in that family, whose associates are all Buddhist believers.

Eric begin he himself had bound got the activity he wanted.

"We lived adverse the Sara Monastery, so I had abundant time to acknowledge the Tibetan Buddhist culture."

Immersed in incenses aroma and amidst by adherent prayers, the man seemed to be al of a sudden accursed with a abiding breeze of music inspirations. The rolling adoration wheels, ashimmer Buddhist stupas, aerial Tibetan sutra streamers and peddling vendors in Street Barkhor in city Lhasa - all this has displayed a absolute Tibet.

It sounds absurd for a lot of humans to accommodate Buddhism into bedrock music. But Eric has action and appetite to accomplish it.

From Hinduism's Shiva (one of the three above gods in the Hindu pantheon) and Shakespeare to superman and Britney Spears, he has been apparent to multi-culture attenuated with classical and pop styles.

Eric said he believes that the melody like animal has reincarnation. "In the music world, melody may arise and abandon in one place, but afresh may appear afresh abroad in added forms."

He exclaimed: "Well, I accept started to compose for the first-ever "buddhasbreath" anthology in history!"

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