"I remember first listening to the magical Imee Ooi over the speakers of a souvenir shop at Ngong Ping Village, which leads to the famous Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong. It was 2010. Her songs, which are contemporary renditions of Buddhist dharanis, mantras, and passages from Buddhist texts, evoke aural Pure Lands. Her ethereal, gentle melodies have stuck with me ever since that day, and it was no surprise when I found out later that the Malaysian-born singer is probably the most well-known contemporary Buddhist performer in East Asia. This year, she has entered into a collaboration with Yayasan Pema Norbu Vihara (YPNV) to bring to Chinese-speaking listeners the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava.
This is a wonderful opportunity to bring Buddhism to Chinese-speaking audiences around the world, since Imee Ooi has long specialized in Buddhism’s multiple liturgical languages, including Sanskrit and Chinese. Malaysia’s veteran performer and actor Wang Jingjia was also part of this rare and unique offering to the de facto founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche."
Please read the original article on Tea House BuddhistDoor Global written by Raymond Lam: “Seven Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava” – A Milestone Translation and Song