Cher is going to perform at WisdomSound, a live-streamed benefit concert that also features a performance from Maggie Rogers.
The event is in aid of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and Nagi Nunnery in Nepal, and also includes special guest Richard Gere and further appearances from Laurie Anderson, Jon Batiste, Norah Jones, Angelique Kidjo, Steve Miller Band, and Gregory Porter.
A press release explains: “The organizers of WisdomSound believe that the teachings of the Buddha offer powerful methods to deal with suffering, and guide people toward compassionate action. At Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and Nagi Nunnery, monastics spend years practicing these powerful 2500-year-old methods, and then teach them in Nepal, online, and throughout the Shedrub Mandala’s international network of centers and organizations. Compelled by the Buddha’s teachings to care for others, the monastery also supports social action in Nepal—from providing traditional and secular education to young children from rural villages, to offering food packages to subsistence workers impacted by the pandemic, to supporting women’s health and empowerment.”
The event will also feature a brief teaching and an introduction to Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling by Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, who serves as the monastery’s abbott.
WisdomSound premieres via Mandolin.com on 8th November at 8pm EST.