Thighbone Trumpet (Khangling)

by Tashi Lhunpo Monks

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    The Tashi Lhunpo Monks bring enlightenment to smart phones and tablet computing with the release of Tashi Ringtones – a set of custom recordings of ritual Tibetan Buddhist instruments, which are designed for use as ring and alert tones on compatible handsets.
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Traditionally made out of a human thighbone (‘kang’ meaning trumpet and ‘ling’ meaning leg), these trumpets serve to remind Buddhist practitioners of the impermanence of human life. They are used in rituals, especially in the Choed ritual of cutting the ego. In this prayer, the monks offer parts of their own bodies as food for the demons and ghosts, when the sound of the Kangling summons the demons to the feast awaiting them.


released May 1, 2012



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