Naropa and Music at the Dairy present "Contemplation: Buddhist-Inspired Music Through the Centuries"

Monday, October 19th, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Dairy Center for the Arts, 26th and Walnut

Join us as Music at the Dairy Center and Naropa University present “Contemplation: A Fascinating Evening of Buddhist-Inspired Music Through the Centuries," in honor of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama - a broad spectrum of cultures, instruments, and musical genres, all related in some way to Buddhism.  This concert is part of the One Night Only series at the Dairy, and the series is presented by Bernardi Real Estate Group.

Experience a unique landscape of sounds that includes "Bombai," an ancient chant performed by Mason Brown and Martin Mosko;   music of jazz legend Wayne Shorter performed by Denver jazz artist Annie Booth;  music for shakuhachi flute and soprano saxophone performed by Boulder music legends Mark Miller and David Wheeler;  an original composition for viola and voice by Naropa's Paul Fowler;  Japanese music and dance directed and performed by Jay and Mami Keister and their ensembles;  exciting percussion from the  Boulder Taiko drumming group;  music of Japanese master composer Takemitsu performed by Matt Dane, viola and Lisa Harrington, piano;  and songs from the pen of Boulder composer Bill Douglas.

Last week, we learned that the Dalai Lama had cancelled his Boulder visit, as well as all North American visits, due to a request from his physician. Naropa University will offer a brief Tonglen meditation for the health of the Dalai Lama, and representatives from the Tibetan Association of Colorado will also be on hand.

Tickets are currently available at This is truly a one-night-only performance and a unique, meaningful way to be part of the Dalai Lama's visit, and to demonstrate the importance of Buddhism in music around the world.

Naropa University Contact: Bill Rigler,
Director of University Relations
Naropa University
(303) 546-3533