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The University Buddhist Association of UCLA is an organization of students, faculty, and community members who come together to learn about and practice Buddhism. We're a non-sectarian Buddhist group that welcomes all Buddhists and non-Buddhist of all faiths and traditions.

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633 Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Buddhist song book launched

"The first ever Malaysian-produced Buddhist song book, which comes with music notation for piano as well as lyrics and guitar chords, has been published.

Produced by Buddhist music enthusiasts from Setenang Buddhist Society, Dharma Tunes Volume 1 is aimed at promoting and popularising Buddhist music that is inspired by Buddha’s teachings, and making Buddhist singing part of the culture of every Buddhist community."

I have always been attracted to (and even a bit jealous of) the songs Chrisitian sing as part of their practice. Many fellowships targeting the youth use a combination of modern tunes (guitar, piano, drums, etc.) and combine them with Christian-based lyrics. It's a great way to spread the teachings to the younger generation. I'm so glad Buddhism is also using modern music to spread the teachings of the Buddha. This is not the first or only Buddhist music out there. The Urban Dharma website also features free mp3 downloads of "Music in the Dharma". Enjoy!

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