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Tina Turner Shares A Special Message About BEYOND

November 5, 2010

A New Recording of Buddhist and Christian Prayers
Also Featuring Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula Curti
Jazz Corner
November 2, 2010

Musical icon Tina Turner will celebrate her 71st
birthday next month on November 26. She is most
proud of BEYOND, her first spiritual recording
that explores the oneness of religions through
music with Buddhist and Christian prayers.
Released on New Earth Records, the collaboration
features Buddhist prayers composed by Dechen
Shak-Dagsay, a Tibetan Buddhist; traditional
music and original compositions of Christian
prayers by Regula Curti, a Christian; as well as
chanting and readings by Turner, a practicing Buddhist.

In the near future, Tina will be returning to the
studio to record a sequel to BEYOND. However, she
would like to remind her fans about this special
project and to share a personal message.

"I'm very happy to be a part of the BEYOND
Project that was initiated by Regula Curti and
Dechen Shak-Dagsay, both amazing singers,
individuals and philanthropists from two
different cultures - Christian and Tibetan. This
project has taken on a life of its own and has
expanded and attracted other artists of various
faiths who will be involved with us in subsequent
albums as this continues to grow.

As a collaborator I'd like to make very clear
that the Project is not about me or Tina Turner
the rock star. It's about being part of and
supporting a movement for the awareness and
acceptance of different religions and spiritual
paths to awaken the truth of ultimate oneness within us all.

I am therefore contributing to this project with
my chanting practice and my story of personal
growth and development as a human being in
continuous search for the ultimate peace within.

This is a movement that goes beyond the three of
us and has already been embraced by many people,
including the Dalai Lama, the Abbott Martin Werlen Osb, and Deepak Chopra.

I invite the press to understand that they too
can be a part of this project with their
contribution and their involvement. The BEYOND
Project is an invitation to open up a space where
it is possible to include each individual to
contribute to this vision. We are all the same,
looking to find our way back to the source." -Tina Turner

Dechen Shak-Dagsay, a native Tibetan mantra
singer, is the eldest daughter of the late Yishi
Tsedön Zatul and much respected Tibetan Lama
Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche, author of the book
"Practice of Tibetan Meditation." Dechen's family
fled to India in 1959, escaping the Chinese
occupation of Tibet, settling in Switzerland in
1963. Since 2005, she has released four CDs with
New Earth Records. She has traveled and performed
intensely all over the world and has been invited
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to sing at many of
his events. His Holiness appointed her an
Ambassador of Peace for the Tibetan people. "The
many cultures and religions of the world offer a
variety of paths to inner quiet and peace. For us
Tibetans, reciting or singing mantras is one of
the most effective ways of quickly producing a
peaceful state of mind. The mantras play a very
important role in the Buddhist Practice and they
are an integral part for the practitioner on his spiritual path."

Regula Curti, the Founder and Managing Director
of The Center of Therapy & Education SEESCHAU,
The House of Resounding Emptiness in Zurich,
Switzerland, is a music and art therapist, and a
singing teacher. Additionally, she is trained in
an ancient yoga technique, Yogi Bhajan's
Kundalini Yoga, which allows Regula to complement
the therapeutic offerings at the SEESCHAU Center
with lessons on spiritual and contemplative
practices. Having worked with Buddhist and Hindu
prayers in the tradition of the Sikhs inspired
Regula to also sing and teach the Christian
prayers. This is her debut album. "For me, the
realization of Beyond is a dream come true.
Inspired by my students, patients, and colleagues
at the SEESCHAU Center, I feel that this project
will serve as a shining reminder of the Earth's
heart ability to heal and to connect in gratitude
to all those who contributed to this project."

All artist proceeds from the recording will go
towards supporting three non-profit organizations
affiliated with the artists with a focus on the
welfare of children: The Dewa Che Foundation, The
Seeschau Foundation and The Tina Foundation.
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