The 15th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is honored to host special guests Clayton Duncan of the Pomo Native American Nation and Namkha Rinpoche a Tibetan Buddhist rinpoche (precious teacher).

 Namkha Rinpoche of Tibet

Namkha Rinpoche & The Dalai Lama

Namkha Rinpoche, is a rinpoche (or precious teacher)  a great spiritual master of Tantric Buddhism.  He will present prayers and blessings for world peace and harmony throughout the weekend as well as at the closing ceremonies.  The Rinpoche is committed to the promotion of human values such as compassion, forgiveness and tolerance and in so doing the promotion of religious harmony.  His work with His Holiness the Dalai Lama leads him to spread the word of Tibetans in their struggle for justice in their homeland. 

Clayton Duncan of the Pomo Indian Nation

Clayton Duncan of the Pomo Indian Nation

Mr. Duncan will deliver a prayer and a traditional song along with another tribal member to open and close the festival. He is the founder of the Lucy Moore Foundation, an organization founded in honor of his great-grandmother who survived an 1850 massacre in Lake County and whose message of the power forgiveness is a feature of the organization's efforts to recover sacred ancestral burial lands.

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