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There was a conjunction of Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism in a Catholic church in New York on Saturday night, when composer Philip Glass, percussionist Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and Japanese synthesist Kitaro took part in a Tibetan Ganden Ngam Cho, or festival of light, at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Saturday night was also the first night of Hanukkah--the Jewish festival of lights. The Western musicians joined in with the Gyuto Tantric Choir and actor Richard Gere, a Buddhist and the evening’s master of ceremonies. Proceeds from a TV film and recording made at the event are to be used to help build a Gyuto Buddhist monastery in Nepal. Kitaro’s appearance at the celebration was due to the continued illness of jazz great Miles Davis, who was scheduled to play.


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