NYC concert will support Redding’s Buddhist Center

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A Grammy-nominated, world-renowned Tibetan flutist will help raise funds for Redding’s Buddhist Center for Universal Peace (DNKL) on Sunday, July 12.

The flutist, Nawang Khechog, will headline a benefit concert at 3 at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City. Profits from the concert will support DNKL, and a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.

Kechong has previously received the Best Music of the Year Award from Visionary Awards of Colorado.

Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL) and Karuna Publications are co-sponsoring the concert, which will pay tribute to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

DNKL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers free classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy open to people of all religious traditions and to those with no particular religious affiliation. To find out more about classes visit

Independent singer-songwriter Katie Costello and monks from DNKL will perform the Dalai Lama’s mantra set to music.

Costello’s songs have been played on television shows such as Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries.

Other performers include Noe Dinnerstein on the sitar, Stephen Dydo on the qin and Eric Lewis on the violin.

Lewis is director of string chamber music and orchestral studies at Western Connecticut State University. He was lead violinist of the Manhattan String Quartet whose recording was named in Time Magazine’s 1991 Best of Classical Music list.

All Souls Church located at 1157 Lexington Avenue near 80th Street in New York City.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door.

Residents can participate in the sponsorship ticket program to purchase tickets for those who cannot afford to purchase tickets for themselves. Please note, H.H. the Dalai Lama will not be at the event. Information: Contact John Cerullo, concert organizer at [email protected] or call at 973-223-5039.

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