Until Nirvana’s Time

Buddhist Songs from Cambodia

By Trent Walker
Foreword by Kate Crosby

$21.95
SKU
9781645471349
- Paperback
PREORDER: Expected to ship after 12/27/2022.
Shambhala Publications
12/27/2022
Pages: 368
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781645471349
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Until Nirvana’s Time presents forty-five Dharma songs, whose soaring melodies have inspired Cambodian Buddhist communities for generations. Whether recited in daily prayers or all-night rituals, these poems speak to our deepest concerns—how to die, how to grieve, and how to repay the ones we love.

Introduced, translated, and contextualized by scholar and vocalist Trent Walker, this is the first collection of traditional Cambodian Buddhist literature available in English. Many of the poems have been transcribed from old cassette tapes or fragile bark-paper manuscripts that have never before been printed. A link to recordings of selected songs in English and Khmer accompanies the book.