'Compassion' features four Buddhist mantras from the Himalayas. The devotional texts are enhanced by the textures created by the instrumental backing of drums, cymbals, flute and lute. The voices interact in a deep, evocative manner, despite the simplicity of the repeated phrases. Equally effective is the instrumental dimension that sometimes takes the lead and heightening the sense of ritual inherent in these devotional practices.
Personnel: Dorjey Stakmo, Tsering Chorol, Padma Dolkar Wania, Tashi Dolkar, Ven. Jigmed (vocals), Dorjey Stakmo (miniature cymbals), Angchuk Ralam (Tibetan flute), Tsering Chorol (Himalayan lute), Tsering Norphel (percussion)