The Film

shining spirit

the musical journey of Jamyang Yeshi

SHINING SPIRIT, filmed in Canada, India & Tibet (2006-2009) documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi, through music and the use of multi-tracking recording technology.  With the help of Western friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and his brother, Tsundue, in exile in the United States, join voices with the family they left behind in Tibet.  For the first time in over a decade, they sing together once again.  Shining Spirit is a testament to the power of music, the resilience of the Tibetan culture, and the enduring bond of a family separated by politics & geography. For background information on our documentary, please go to the "Shining Spirit" page

To view the trailer of “Shining Spirit” documentary:

To purchase a DVD of our film, Shining Spirit, please mail a cheque for $20.00, made out to:
The Tara Cafe Project
P.O. Box 105, Banff
Alberta, CANADA
T1L 1A2

Produced by The Tara Cafe Project 2009

The Music

The Tara Café Project has produced four CDs:

* Shining Spirit: A Tibetan Family’s Reunion Through Music (2007) - NOW AVAILABLE - see film DVD

* The Karma of Snowland (2005)

* The Tara Café Project: The Music of Gompo Kyab & Gompo Dhundup (2003)

* A Tara Café Sampler 2006 (not shown)


To Purchase

The Shining Spirit MP3 download can be purchased online at:

CD Baby

Also, you can now receive the Shining Spirit CD in a bonus offer with the Shining Spirit documantary - see film DVD

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Shining Spirit DVD
Shining Spirit DVD




Shining Spirit CD
Shining Spirit :
A Tibetan Family’s Reunion Through Music

The Karma of Snowland CD
The Karma of Snowland

The Tara Café Project CD
The Tara Café Project