The Loseling monks capture "the voice of serenity, the voice of survival and a hopeful message of peace" (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Drepung Monastery was established near Lhasa, Tibet in 1416 and housed nearly 15,000 monks. After the Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet in 1959 and the forced closing and destruction of its 6,500 monasteries, some 250 monks managed to escape and rebuild their institution in Southern India.
The number of monks presently in residence at the re-established Drepung Loseling Monastery has increased to more than 2,500 and they are working to preserve the endangered Tibetan culture.
The performing monks are drawn from this talented community, creating as they chant a "primordial pool of sound that you feel as much as hear".