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Tenzin Choegyal

Tibetan singer/songwriter

NZ and New Caledonia

Back from my Mini tour to New Zealand and New calidonia. Both of the tours went really well. It was very beautiful down in NZ bit cold but enjoyed all of the 3 Concerts. I gave a small workshop to the students from the Gammer school for Girls. Friends of Tibet organized a concert in auckland.

On coming back had 2 day rest and straight to New Calidonia for one concert. What can I say about New Caledonia. Amazing beautiful tropical french speaking nation. I felt like I was in a foriegn land because I couldn’t understand the Language. It was exicting walking in the streets there without knowing what the street signs say. It was my first ever concert there and was a successful one. thanks to Acha Monique and Pascal. On the way back to Australia I declared my Dranyen as a wooden instrument with skin and unfortunately the Customs wanted to keep it and I was so upset thinking that I might not get it back. Little drama there but in the end they kept it overnight. I had the longest night without my dear instument but got it back the next day with some paperworks for next time… Yeahhhh

Ok Now next week being the Beijing Olympics I have organized a screening of a doco on the eve of the Olympics. The funds will go to Good fortune Trust helping Buddhist nuns and monks in TIBET. Please if you can come that would be great. I didn’t get much lead up time to organize this. Himalayan Cafe and Dendy Cinema have been very kind in sopponsering this event. Below is the details. Tibet really needs help so please visit www.atc.org.au to see what you can do for TIBET. C U all soon Tashi delek….

July 2008 concerts

Tibetan Community Qld Event on 4th July 2008

If you purchase the presold ticket for this 4th july concert you get DISCOUNT. Link to ticket purchase Clik Here  

5th July 2 shows in sydney with Trikaya on Tibetan book of the Death as part of theWORLD SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL

6th July Tenzin will play for the Sydney Tibetan community Gathering @the Petersham Hall Sydney.

16th to 24 New Zealand tour details coming shortly

26th July 2008 In Noumea, New Calidonia

For more info please vsit www.lotusassociation.fr

“Stages of Meditation” by HH the 14th Dalai Lama

In month of july I will be travelling to New Zealand and New Calidonia for few concerts. Monique whom I met at the HH’s teaching in Sydney from Lotus Association kindly invited me to New Calidonia for a concert. I am very much looking foward to it.

It has been beautiful last two or so weeks. I went down to Sydney to attend the teaching on “Stages of Meditation” by HH the 14th Dalai Lama. During the teaching I played for all those came to the teaching during the Lunch break. Being able to offer my songs to all those Dharma friends during the teaching was such a great pleasure of mine. Now, I am getting ready for few upcoming shows in Brisbane, Sydney, New Zealand and US(mainly New York) so all the updates to these shows will be in my Events. So hope to see you sometime soon.

Some articles

photo by Frank Amato

Interview on ABC The Rhythm Divine
with Geoff Wood

Compassionate Mandala Tour Jan-Mar 2008

We are very happy to announce the Compassionate Mandala Tour 0708

9 th Wed January – 13 th Sun January 2008
Daylesford Singers Festival, Daylesford, Vic
Contact (03) 9417 3550

                 22 nd Tues – 27 th Sun January 2008 
               Globe to Globe World Music Festival ,
Namatjira Park, Clayton South. Vic
               Contact 1300 653 356

30 th Wed January– 2 nd Sat February 2008
Maroondha, Melbourne Vic.
Contact 1300 88 22 33

6th Tues February – 9th Sat February
Shire Hall, Rushworth, Vic
Contact (03) 5481 2200

11 th Mon – 16 th Sat February 2008
Judith Wright Centre for Arts, Brisbane, Qld
Contact (07) 3872 9000

23 rd Saturday February Concert @ 7.30PM
The Junction, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa. Qld
Contact (07) 5455 4455

29th Friday February
Doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre 611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley Contact 07 5533 8960

6 th Thursday March – 10 th Monday March 2008
WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Contact www.womadelaide.com.au

12 th Wednesday March – 16 th Sunday 2008
Kingston food and wine Festival, City of Kingston, Melbourne VIC
Contact 1300 653 356

Past events Mar 2006 – Sep 2007

Coming soon… more details contact choegyal@yahoo.com

9th – 10th March National Inter faith festival Maleny Qld

14th – 19th March 2007 Mordialloc by the Bay Fine Food, Wine & Music Festival click here to get more details.

21st – 25th March 2007 Warburton Hormony Festival click here to get more details.

28th – 30th March 2007 Maleney Community Hall details coming soon.

10th – 13th April 2007 http://www.thej.com.au/events.html

Friday 27th April 2007 Sacred Music Sacred dance Concert Albert Waterways Community Centre, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

4th – 6th May 2007 Yagubi Multicultural festival

9th – 13th May …Katoomba Civic centre Blue Mountains

15th – 19th May Coffs Harbour

COFFS HARBOUR MUSEUM : MAY 15-19 Harbour Drive

Morning Meditation 7.30-8am daily $5 beginners welcome

Sand Mandala Creation 10am-4pm daily – public viewing (donation)

Mandala Dissolution Ceremony 11am Sat May 19 – public viewing (donation)


7.00–8.30 pm Wed May 16 Public lecture ‘Living and Dying Well’

7.30–9.30 pm Friday May 18 ‘Sacred Music Sacred Dance Concert’

Tickets: Public Lecture: $10

Concert: $20 / concession $15 / family $50

Available from: Essential Ingredients, City Centre Mall Park Beach Music, Park Beach Plaza , SCU Student Association, CHEC

Further information: 02 6653 6448 rudrashanti@yahoo.com.au

20th – 28th May 2007 A&I hall Bangalow Byron Bay

SAND MANDALA Daily 9am to 4pm. A Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala is created by millions of grains of sand with patience,
devotion, skill and creativity. Painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform to generate energies for global healing.
DAILY MEDITATION 8.30am. Free daily guided meditations – Transforming One’s Mind.
THE TIBETAN ART OF DIVINATION 30 min personal readings for the clearing of obstacles.Max 10 daily. $50 min offering.
with Ngakchen Tulku Rinpoche For bookings contact 0401 091 619
ART EXHIBITION & WORKSHOPS Works of renowned Tibetan artist Karma Phuntsok.
Workshops from 21st – 24th: Free Sand Mandala Workshop 11am daily. Free Tibetan Singing and Chanting Workshop 2pm daily
PUBLIC TALK 24th Thurs 7.30pm Talk on Death and Dying by Ngakchen Rinpoche – respected re-incarnated Lama and master of Tantra. Tickets $20 at the door only
25th Friday 7.30 pm “In The Between” Meditations & Illuminations on The Tibetan Book of the Dead…Created and performed by TRIKAYA With the participation of the Monks Tickets $25/20
26th Sat 7.30pm “Songs of the Mandala” Sacred dances and music from Tibet – the Roof of the World. Chanting by the Tashi Lhunpo monks performing with Tenzin Choegyal. Tickets $20/15 ($5 discount if attending both concerts)
Tickets at the Venue, Windhorse Gallery and Barebones Art Space Bangalow. For info contact: kupromo@bigpond.net.au

Welcome HH the Dalai Lama to Australia. May all beings be Happy attain Buddhahood soon.

7th Thurs – 13th Wed June Tashi Lhunpo monks will be creating a Medicine Buddha Mandala @ the Australian Zoo and Tenzin Choegyal will be performing few songs before the Public Talk of HH the Dalai Lama as an offering to HH.

17th June – 19th June in New Zealand

Public Talk in Auckland, New Zealand on June 17: His Holiness will give a talk on Compassion and Kindness at Vector Arena. Tenzin Choegyal will be offering some of his songs.Contact Website:www.dalailamavisit.org.nz/  
Teaching in Auckland, New Zealand on June 18: His Holiness will give a teaching on The Four Noble Truths (denpa shi) at Vector Arena.  Contact Website: www.dalailamavisit.org.nz/  

Public Talk in Wellington, New Zealand on June 19: His Holiness will give a talk on A Human Approach to World Peace. Tenzin Choegyal will be offering some of his songs Contact Website:www.dalailamavisit.org.nz/ 

7th July

World Tibet Day Concert
to celebrate HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s 72nd Birthday

Venue: Ithaca Room, City Hall
Date: Saturday, 7th July
Time: 7pm
 An evening of beautiful music by 2Horsemen and a very special public talk on Compassionate Meditation by one of the foremost Tibetan teacher  Geshe Tashi Tsering la. A very special Guest aswell.
 Geshe- Tashi Tsering is an exceptionally well-qualified Tibetan master, with over 45 years of experience in all aspects of Buddhist theory and practice. He has a skillful understanding of the western mind and is a warm and enthusiastic teacher.
 2 Horsemen are Tenzin Choegyal (Tibet) on Vocals, Dranyen and flute and Baatar Sukh (Mongolia) master of his horse headed fidle Morin chuur and throat singing. The combination of two great vocal techniques and powers of  expression makes it a unique duo. Both being from nomadic traditions; in their songs one could feel the vastness of space, appreciate the beauty and the innocence of the nature. A decade inAustralia has had it’s influence yet so based within their roots.
For Booking and infos contact: 0401 091 619/ 0402 124 503
Email: choegyal@yahoo.com

PULSE – featuring Spankinhide, Tenzin Choegyal, Shen Flendell on Tabla and Zormiwasa

Sat 25th @ the Transcontinental

Venue: Transcontinental, Upstairs, Platform T, 482 George St, City

(directly opposite the Roma St bus and train station – great for public
transport, save those greenhouse gasses!)
Doors open 8pm   Cost: $15 and $12 concession
Then 31 Aug 2007
17:00 AST
South Bank Parkland, Brisbane…
you can be part of the show “HOW?” ask Bill and Nora through their site. http://cathedral.monroestreet.com
Whole thing is arranged by my beautiful friend composers from US Bill and Nora. it’s a free event.


19th feb Tenzin will be joined by two beautiful Tibetan musicians Dawa and Nyima in Cairns Civic Centre for Tibetan New year of the fire boar.

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL 27th Dec’06 – 1st Jan’07 it’s a festival time again

17th Oct – 2nd Nov Little thing Big Happiness a small tour in US took Tenzin to a beautiful place this fall. some photos in the news and stories

The Mystical Arts of Tibet Tour.

Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet in Exile, Tenzin Choegyal and Karma Phuntsok.

For the first time in Australia – the Dalai Lama’s monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
For their first Australian visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monks will be offering a week of divinations, talks on Reincarnation, morning meditations, creating a sand mandala for world peace, and to complete the occasion, The Big Happiness Concert.

All talks, divinations and meditations will be translated by Tibetan performer Tenzin Choegyal.

Namgyal Monks of Tibet and Tenzin Choegyal on tour
26th Dec 05 – 2nd Jan 06 Woodford FolkFestival (Brisbane)
3rd -10th Jan in Ipswich

13th -15th Jan in Dayleford Singers fest (Melbourne)
17th – 22nd Jan Blue Mountains
13th – 18th Feb Judith Wright Centre (Brisbane)
20th – 26th Feb Wollongong
3rd – 5th March Shepperton Arts Festival near Melbourne
9th – 12th March Womadlaide
13th- 19th March Victoria
24th – 26th March Tibet Retreat Brisbane Cancelled
sorry for any inconvienience caused by this cancelation

Email me for more infos tenzin@tenzinchoegyal.com

Ideas Festival – Grief as Inspiration When 31 March 2006 7Pm

It is not love or joy that has produced most great music but grief, sadness and pain. Joincomposer Sarah Hopkins, folksinger Tenzin Choegyal, composer/pianist Betty Beath and others while they play, talk and debate the great inspiration that misery, death and depression can provide.

Where Queensland Conservatorium
Grey Street,
South Bank
Ian Hanger Recital Hall

19th May @ the Starthepine Community Hall for the Pine River’s Annual Arts Award

The Compassionate Mandala Tour 2007

“The Tibetan Monks are masters of Tibetan Buddhist tantric ritual and their lives are dedicated to practicing tantric ideals. To be with them, to observe and be touched by their humanity, is to see kindness in action. Monks of Tibet with Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal will offer a cultural programme enabling all ages to participate in sampling the ancient Tibetan creative arts of Sand Mandala creationHarmonic Chanting, Tibetan Singing,Sand Mandala Art workshops,Guided MeditationsTibetan Art of Divination and the Compassionate Mandala – Sacred Dance Sacred Music Concert to create the Compassionate Mandala Tour.

poster 1

byron poster

Second Poster


Concert Media Kit

Tour Media Kit for Australia down under

US Tour kit Sept – Nov 2007



for more details please contact: tenzin@tenzinchoegyal.com

14th – 19th March 2007 Mordialloc by the Bay Fine Food, Wine & Music Festival click here to get more details.

21st – 25th March 2007 Warburton Hormony Festival click here to get more details.

28th – 30th March 2007 Maleney Community Hall details coming soon.

Blue Mts

We had such a great time up in the blue mts. All the members from Sakya Tinnley ling were very kind and helped us to have a succesful Songs of the mandala up in the Blue Mts. Our humble thank you to Mayor Jim Angle for his support for Tibet and his beautiful civic reception of the tour. Tashi Delek to all the Blue Mts friends.

With our Rogger. Thanks Rogger and his crew for a beautiful time in Dylesford
Sunset on the wayback from Dylesford to Melbourne
Finishing touch of the mandala

Dylesford folk festival

Dylesford Singers festival was really beautiful and our namgyal monks had a great time. Tenzin Choegyal did a workshop on Tibetan singing where all the people in the worksohop went away with a Tibetan tunes in thier head. The monks created this beautiful 8 auspissious Symbol mandala with Buddha of Compassion in the centre. We were given a house with lots of wildlife around it. there were lots of Kangaroos running around. thanks to Rogger for inviting us there.