Looking back at a great 2014

Dear friends,
I am thankfully looking back to a great 2014 that has held so many beautiful events for me. Together with my team we have prepared our album 'JEWEL' for the Asian market and will soon be able to launch it in Aisia as 'ASIAN JEWEL'. This Album contains a DVD with life performances and interviews. A special highlight has been performing for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa on 7th June during his historic first visit to Europe in Berlin. I was able to visit Eastern Tibet with my producer Helge van Dyk and a Film team from Filmgerberei to shoot a documentary film on the social projects of my DEWA CHE FOUNDATION www.dewache-foundation.com and also some beautiful video clips for the new Album 'DAY TOMORROW'. These will be put on youtube along the release of the Album on 4th March 2015. My book was successfully launched by the German Publisher Ullstein/Allegria in Berlin and is bringing a lot of precious moments to a lot of readers. We were nominated for the 'International Tara Award' by the famous Thai nun, the Venerable Mae Chee Sansanee from the Sathira Dammasathan Center in Bangkok for the Album JEWEL as well as for BEYOND. It has been a great honor for all of us to personally receive this award on 31st October. We have successfully presented the music of 'DAY TOMORROW' at pre-release concerts and been overwhelmed by the positive feedbacks. I am therefore really looking forward to touring with my 'DAY TOMORROW' Ensemble and take the music to the people. 'CHILDREN BEYOND' has achieved Gold Status in Switzerland and I want to congratulate Regula Curti on her amazing efforts. I am extremely happy for all the kids that participated in this project and who enchant so many people with their voices. 
Tonight is the last day of the year. Wherever you are… have a great party and let go all your worries…. Take you loved ones in your arms and be grateful that you have each other to care for…
Let 2015 be a brilliant year for you!

Your sincerely, Dechen

Photo by: Helge van Dyk / Tibet Chokri / summer 2014

My book has arrived!

My book has arrived!

My dear friends!
My book just arrived. I am holding my book in my hands and would like to express my wish that it may contribute to give people a fresh and positive impulse in their lives. The wisdom of the Tibetan culture can help us all regardless of our origin or religious background to understand our mind and overcome negative emotions, which is the base for peace in this world. Peace can not be forced by weapons. Peace can also not be bought. True peace begins with each one of us recognizing and understanding  who we really are. That's why I am convinced, that this beautiful Philosophy of my culture hold an enormous peace promoting potential for the modern world of the 21st century. The book might be translated soon into English and I will be happy to let you know as soon as this happens.
With my sincere love! Dechen

Coming Soon..

Dear friends
 
I am happy and proud to be part of the new BEYOND project again - with Tina Tuner, Regula Curti and Sawani ..., three wonderful, powerful voices.
 
 
It will be called `BEYOND LOVE WITHIN` - and is dedicated to the Divine Mother, the goddesses and Saints like Tara, Mary and Paravati, to the female power within all of us. 
I have been able to contribute with some beautiful buddhist prayers that praise the qualities of Arya Tara, the Swift Liberator.  I received them from my dear father Dagsay Rinpoche.
 
 
I hope the power of this music, the lyrics and our voices will touch you as they touched us when singing it for this new album which will be released end of may.
 
 
YOURS
Dechen
 

HAPPY TIBETAN LOSAR!

Have a happy Tibetan Wood-Horse-Year 2141!

 
 
 HAPPY LOSAR!
Dear friends,
On Sunday, 2nd March 2014 Tibetans all over the world will celebrate their Tibetan new year.
LO means year and SAR means 'new' I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for
your kind friendship and your constant support for my music and my social works in Tibet.
May the Wood-Horse-Year 2141 be blessed with a lot of luck and happiness for you.
 
This year will be a very special year for me with 3 great album projects as well as a book project. I will be happy to share with you the special moments and photos
of all the exciting activities soon.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Dechen

 

Concert in San Francisco

Concert in San Francisco

I will be giving a small concert for a fundraiser for the ACHA Foundation in San Francisco. Please share this information with your friends who live in the Bay Area and who might be interested in hearing my music. I am happy to contribute to this Benefice Concert that supports the empowerment of Tibetan Women and girls in Tibet through education and health. It will be a privilege for me to share the stage with Jennifer Berezan and guest speaker Mrs. Joanna Macy.

ACHA-Himalayan Sisterhood presents:

Dechen Shak-Dagsay,  

Jennifer Berezan and Guest Speaker Joanna Macy

Venue: Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way AT 6TH

Berkely, CA 94710

Ticket Reservations (510) 409-9162 or

achaofbayarea@gmail.com