“I think identifying with sound is meditation. A musical meditation is when you completely become the sound. I’m using the mantra as a living being. I want to expand the traditional concept of the mantra which says you are in one state in order to reach a point where we can go through many, many different states with one mantra. We should go in and out of these realms of consciousness, these rooms of consciousness, completely freely.” Stockhausen (Cott 1973, 36).

“Aus den sieben Tagen (From the Seven Days) is a cycle of intuitive music pieces written by avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1968, during one of his compositional periods least discussed and analyzed. . . . Aus den sieben Tagen is an artifact built upon principles of sacred geometry inherent in the tantric maṇḍala, as well as the ancient Indo-Tibetan theory and practice of sound as preserved in the Vajrayāna tantric practices. Its purpose is the implicit arrival at self-emancipation through the use of sound.” Popean, (2015, Dissertation).

Training (connected to my doctoral cognate, dissertation research, and teaching)

  • 2015 – current       Yuthok Nyingthig Tibetan Traditional Medicine Meditation Retreats, Gompa Ticera Cluj-Napoca and Alba Iulia, Romania.
  • 2003 – 2015       Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Style, Garchen Institute, Chino Valley, Arizona; Ratna Ling, Cazadero, California; Vajrayana Foundation, Berkeley, California; Drikung Dzogchen Community Vermont, Bristol, Vermont; Sorig Institute, Nevada City, California; Shambala Center, Columbia, SC in USA and Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling and Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Main teachers: Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Lopon Barbara Du Bois (Harvard), Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.
  • 2015 – 2016       Thangka Painting (Tibetan iconography) and Tibetan Language, Shechen Monastery, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • 2013 – 2015       Ger-Gen Studies, Tibetan History, Philosophy, and Practice, Awam Buddhist Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • 2008                     KumNye Tibetan Yoga (Tibetan massage), Ratna Ling, Cazadero, California, USA


  • 2015 – current   Tibetan Music Notation Digital Repository
  • 2018                     Path to Rainbow Body, Nida Chenagtsang, translation, Sorig Publications, Australia.
  • 2017                     Tibetan Art of Good Karma, Nida Chenagtsang, translation, Sorig Foundation, Nevada City, California, USA.
  • 2013 – 2015       Tibetan Sacred Texts, translation, editing, Chandrasurya Community Center (Dharma House), various locations, USA and abroad.
  • 2011 – 2013       Vajra Songs of Shabkar, research, composition, performance, recording, Odiyan Monastery, Cazadero, California; Chandrasurya Community Center (Dharma House), California, OH, Arizona, USA.
  • 2009                     Arya Sanghatasutra Dharmaparyaya, translation, Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, Italy.
  • 2008                     Pre-press, Design, and traditional Tibetan Pecha Book Manufacturing, Dharma Publishing, Cazadero, California, USA.
  • 2003                     Website for Milarepa Center, Milarepa Center, Vermont, USA.


  • 2012 – 2021       KumNye Instructor (Tibetan meditation), Chandrasurya Community Center and Gompa Ticera, Prescott, Arizona; Ypsilanti, Michigan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 2008 – 2012       KumNye Instructor, United Christian Fellowship, and Chandrasurya Dharma House, Bowling Green, OH, USA.Coaching