JULIKA’S JOURNEY TO ENCHANTMENT
24 year old Julika Weber displayed a keen sense of enthusiasm for dance and music since her early childhood. She started playing the piano from a tender age and by the time she was 18, she started singing in rock and metal bands in Italy and back home in Germany. Her keen sense of music and arts evolved over the years; actually Julika admits that she had never shown any special interest in chants. But through the power of Karma, which made her turn into a Buddhist eight years ago, she would soon come to India in order to pursue Buddhism and learn the Tibetan language (in which she is fluent ). This is the reason which brought her to get acquainted with a well-known music arranger and composer in Kathmandu, Nepal who specializes exactly in what for Julika was, until then, still a field of discovery: chants. The man who would now collaborate with her for such a venture was Pema Wangdi Lama. He would be influential and instrumental in showing and mentoring her on the way to embarkment into the mystical world of Buddhism on tunes. This collaboration gave Julika the impetus to get started with a project that would trigger her to use her musical skills in a field which most western musicians and scholars would find difficult to tread.
The album in question aims to bring out some of the most well-known Buddhist prayers and is meant to cater for the spiritual needs of not just Buddhists but those who yearn for inner balance, harmony and peace of mind. Enjoy !!
We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.