Migyul, the Himalayan Community Magazine of New York, has produced
the first-ever music CD in Nepali in praise of His Holiness the
Tsewang Sherpalama, a resident of New York City who claims that
the Dalai Lama had a huge influence on his life, envisioned the
music CD and wrote the lyrics. Buddhism in Nepal has come a full
circle with this music CD. The Dalai Lama, the most revered international
Buddhist leader, has been venerated and honored by Tsewang Sherpalama
in the language of the land where the Buddha was born.
Some of the biggest names in Nepali music industry such as Nhyoo
Bajracharya, Manila and Uday Sohtang, Ani Choying and Dhakal have
lent their voices to The Simple Monk. Four of the seven
tracks are translations of the Dalai Lama’s teachings in
Nepali, while two are in praise of the Dalai Lama. The seventh
song, “ Ah yo Hai Losar”, proclaims the coming of
Losar — New Year for all the Himalayan people.
It is the aim of the CD to take the simple message of peace of
the Dalai Lama to the Himalayan people in the region of Nepal
in the language that they are most comfortable with — Nepali.