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Lions Roar : July 2006
SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2006 89 Yungchen Lhamo w Ama Among the world's great singers, a rare few become the voice of their nation — as Yungchen Lhamo has become for Tibet. Her voice is an exquisite instrument, infused with her devout Buddhist faith and conveying a message that goes beyond words. AMA (“mother”) is dedicated to her mother, who suffered the violence and persecution of the Chinese occupation. A musical document of an exile living in the melting pot of New York City, this beautiful album features guest appearances by singers Joy Askew and Annie Lennox — and becomes that rare destination where East happily meets West. No translators, or politicians, required. www.realworldrecords.com © 2006 Real World Records, Ltd. Photo by Lennox/ Martin © 2005 La Lennoxa Ltd. OM YOGA & MEDITATION WORKSHOP By Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern Dharma Moon, 2006; $24.98 (DVD & CD) David Nichtern and Cyndi Lee are life- and business part- ners who deliver OM Yoga and Meditation workshops all over North America, Lee leading the yoga and Nichtern teaching the Buddhist meditation. Their premise is that yoga and meditation are perfect complements, just start- ing from opposite directions. In hatha yoga, the physical postures come first, to prepare you for meditation; in the Buddhist tradition, it’s the other way around. Each section of the workshop starts off with meditation instruction (introducing it or deepening it), followed by a demon- stration and instruction in a yoga sequence that comple- ments the theme of the meditation (for example, the talk “Opening Your Heart” is followed by poses for loosening shoulders, chest, and upper back). This multimedia set in- cludes a DVD, a music CD, and a booklet of user instruc- tions. The whole package is inviting—Nichtern and Lee are friendly, but not saccharine—and you feel confident that they know their stuff. This is a good introduction to how yoga practitioners might integrate meditation into their yoga, and vice versa. THE ATTENTION REVOLUTION Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind By B. Alan Wallace Wisdom Publications, 2006; 208 pp.; $16.95 (paper) This is a bold little book. Its subtitle is a boast and a lure, echoing the muscular self-help books that promise to make you better, stronger, faster. But The Attention Revolution is a cleverly disguised book about pure shamatha, which Wal- lace defines here as “a path of attentional development that culminates in an attention that can be sustained effortlessly for hours on end.” Wallace is a former monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, and now a scientist and religious stud- ies scholar who’s logged thousands of hours on the cushion. Currently he’s drumming up support for The Shamatha Project, a one-year residential retreat for thirty people that will involve scientific evaluation of the subjects before, dur- ing, and after the retreat. One imagines that this book could be the participant manual. The Attention Revolution follows a rigorous ten-stage framework described by the eighth-cen- tury Indian Buddhist contemplative Kamalashila, but Wal- lace repeats often that you don’t have to subscribe to any particular creed to experience the benefits of shamatha—you just have to do the work. ♦