Beyond – Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Dechen Shak-Dagsay
In August 2005, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Abbot Martin Werlen, head of the
Benedictine Monastery in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, convened a shared ceremony of
interreligious dialogue. They concurred in reminding the audience to cultivate
and deepen their own religion and to search for shared values across all belief
systems. We are deeply grateful for their wonderful blessings and the inspiration
that the two spiritual and religious leaders statements have given us for
Their meaningful words inspired the two singers Regula Curti (Christian) and
Dechen Shak-Dagsay (Buddhist) to realize a CD with Buddhist and Christian prayers
together. A wonderful journey began. Both singers started a quest to understand
their own religious tradition and to inspire each other in finding the common
truth. Dechen found a source of deep wisdom for her lyrics in her father, the
respected Tibetan Lama Dagsay Rinpoche. Regula on the other hand was warmly
welcomed and supported by various Christian monasteries.
While singing their prayers in an overlapping and interwoven way, the two women
gained a deep love and respect for each other. They met on such a deep level
one beyond words and all imaginations that it is their wish to
share this boundless love, joy and respect for the benefit of all beings.
Inspired by the intense energy and passion of their work, the BEYOND team found
the courage to ask Tina Turner for her involvement. A role model for million
of women, Tinas powerful voice, dance and music have given us comfort
and courage. Inspired by Deepak Chopra, ancient scripts and masters from different
cultures and her own spiritual experience she created a most touching message
to introduce and sensitize the listener to the prayers and the deeper meaning
of life and love. We believe that Tina takes the lead with her statement to
heal and inspire, to teach and uplift.
The talents of the gifted producers Gunther Mende and Mee Eun Kim-Mende have
succeeded in creating a universal and passionate sound. Their music along with
the prayers carry the blessings of all the enlightened.
It is our deepest belief that love and compassion are the unifying essence of
every religion. There is no one true religion, each religion has its own
truth and there are many paths we can choose. Deepak Chopra.
Together we can make this world a better place to be. Keep singing
singing takes you beyond.
Switzerland, June 2009 / Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay.
With deepest gratitude to their parents, husbands, sisters and brothers, children
and students, to their teachers and masters along the path.
Connecting Hearts 5:26
Holy Praise 6:10
Heavenly Joy 6:59
Healing Power 6:03
Compassionable Love 7:08
Embracing Wisdom 6:09
Dance with the Divine 4:22