This video was just released to youtube by Ani Aileen.  In it His Holiness Penor Rinpoche receives an offering of Jetsunma’s music—see how he responds!

Posted by: JC | June 12, 2009

Getting the word out!

News of Jetsunma’s music is making waves in the Buddhist world! We wanted you to see this item about Trilogy that appeared yesterday in MahaSangha News, a blog on the Shambhala Sun website. Let’s keep on getting the word out!
Look here!

Posted by: JC | June 6, 2009

Trilogy is available as a CD!

Trilogy on CD!

Trilogy on CD!

“At last! “Trilogy” by Jetsunma is available as a CD! Jetsunma’s work as an artist is unprecedented: the spiritual power of Buddhism as only the open-hearted love of a woman–a mother, a daughter, a sister, a lover–can express.

Oh, and we just have to shout out about this! (Whoo! Whoo!) CD Baby has named “Trilogy” an Editor’s Pick! With a release as revolutionary, as hard to pin down as “Trilogy,” we’re absolutely thrilled to have the support of these industry movers and shakers! Because, like all of Jetsunma’s music, “Trilogy” is a little bit Buddhist—and a little bit rock ‘n roll! ”


Posted by: JC | May 22, 2009

Foundational Recording is Complete!

Jetsunma and the band completed the foundational recording for the Lineage of Queens Album. There remains a bit of work with finishing up the vocals and other instrument tracks, but the fundamental recording has been completed!

By this effort may all sentient beings be free of suffering and the causes of suffering!

Posted by: JC | May 21, 2009

Trilogy is an Editor’s Pick on CD Baby



See Editor’s Pick on CDBaby.

Posted by: JC | May 20, 2009

The Band

Louis the Drummer 🙂

Jimmy, guitar player (with his lucky hat)

Tex, guitar player (please other earlier posts about Tex and his guitar playing days!)

Yeshe Doje the Engineer

Posted by: anisonam | May 20, 2009

Musicians in town!

The musicians, Tex, Jimmy and Lewis had fantastic timing.  They all arrived in time to meet Dragmar Tulku, who was in town to give teachings at Kunzang Palyul Choling, Jetsunma’s temple in Maryland.



Here Lewis, Jimmy and Tex get a lesson from Ani Dolma in presenting the traditional scarf to the spiritual teacher, or Lama, in preparation for their meeting with Dragmar Tulku.


Jimmy receives a blessing from Dragmar Tulku

Lewis receives his blessing

Tex receives his blessing.


The band tell their stories to Rinpoche while Tashi Phyllis (their tour guide for the temple trip) looks on.

Dragmar Tulku Rinoche enjoys the musicians stories, and asks if they would play with him in India!



Posted by: anisonam | May 7, 2009

Jetsunma on CBS Evening News!

Jetsunma is more than a musician…see her talking about the Garuda Aviary, a bird rescue organization she founded:

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Posted by: JC | April 18, 2009

Trilogy is Released




Upholding Women of the World

Nashville, TN. Singer, songwriter and realized Tibetan Buddhist master, Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, releases Trilogy. Accompanied by John Lennon’s former (post-Beatles) lead guitarist, Wayne “Tex” Gabriel (, Jimmy Mac, former bass player for Sly and the Family Stone, and drummerLewis Winfield, three new songs are now available for download at Trilogy is a taste of Jetsunma’s latest CD, A Lineage of Queens, to be released in late Summer 2009.

Jetsunma’s soulful, earthy musical style and to-the-bone lyrics, layered with ancient Buddhist mantra chants could be described as inspired World Music. Her ultimate hope through music, song and sacred mantra is to uplift the women of the world-too long suffering their diminished status.

Jetsunma said, “A Lineage of Queens is, for me, a work of love for the spirit and heart of women, and men who are progressive. It speaks to the lack of empowerment and quality of life that one half of the world’s population experiences. In many places, and for a long time, women have been considered property, servants, unequal. Yet the Buddha teaches, and I believe, that all sentient beings–ALL without exception–are equal in their nature and potential. It is my dream and prayer to tell them so. How odd that the very women who are the mothers of nations and their leaders are not allowed, in many places, to have a voice. Here is my offering. Call it view, if you will. A different view of our mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, friends, lovers, wives. It is the way of women to think as tribal leaders. We don’t climb on top of anybody to get power. We are mothers of the World Tribe. We care for the way of LIFE. And all must benefit equally. My great hope is that we will rise together, see our true nature, and offer our love and wisdom to all.”

“Music City,” Nashville was the gathering place where Trilogy was produced. All those present experienced something beyond a typical studio session. “At first I thought it was just going to be another run-through… but then we became captured by it. It was an incredible feeling… transcendent… hypnotic… like an altered state of consciousness,” said Gabriel who has also performed and/or recorded with Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

On the third cut, “Phowa,” Jimmy Mac described it like this: “When Tex, Lewis and I did the first run-through, everything jelled perfectly, and we only did one more take for the final version. I was so moved by what was happening that I had to leave the studio to re-focus before playing some more.”

A Lineage of Queens, in production now, celebrates the heroine, the divine feminine, and the embodiment of wisdom and compassion–the dakini or female wisdom being. Jetsunma’s lyrics are filled with the promise, vows and resolve of fearless compassion for the benefit of all beings.

Jetsunma, a Brooklyn-born Western woman and the first to be recognized as a Tibetan Buddhist master, has turned to music to connect and share her vision of a better world. From her spontaneous sung prayer, Invocation, 17 years ago, to her current activity as singer-songwriter and producer of three CDs, Jetsunma’s songs of longing and compassion fuse ancient Buddhist mantra with uplifting offerings that travel the spectrum of contemporary music.

Listen to Jetsunma’s new songs!

Posted by: JC | April 2, 2009

Jetsunma loves it…

Jetsunma loves her new studio here in Maryland and has already been hard at work. Miracles are pouring forth from this living Buddha. May all of Jetsunma’s aspirations be fulfilled. May the work of this Lama expand throughout all realms for the liberation of all sentient beings.

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