Under the influence of vast cosmic cycles

on the solstice at the turning of the millennium,

monks and musicians from East and West

descended into the largest cave in the world

to find and capture  the sound and feeling

of compassion - and brought it back

to share it with the world.

They returned with a shining sonic jewel:


the groundbreaking musical recording

and, over the years,


its companion visual gem. 

Now the project approaches its pinnacle with


the filmic journey that reveals it all.....

Dr. James R. Doty, M.D. - Chairman of The Dalai Lama Foundation -  delivering the Keynote Address at the COMPASSION RISING premiere on the Eve of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teachings on the Heart Sutra, May 11, 2010

Produced with the support of the

National Endowment for the Humanities

Br. Paul Quenon delivering the opening Invocation in the Star Chamber of Mammoth Cave to commence tuning the planet.  This is the original trailer for the COMPASSION RISING visual montage.

©2011 Millenia Music


Proceeds benefit

Tibet Fund, Drepung Loseling Monastery,

Monastic Interreligious Dialogue and Millenia Music

His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama & Thomas Merton

Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monks  • Abbey of Gethsemani Schola

Cello Solos by Michael Fitzpatrick • Musicians of Millenia Music


Conceived & Directed by Michael Fitzpatrick

Producers: Maria Florio & Michael Fitzpatrick

Doris V. Cross, Judi Bennett, Brian David Hardin, Christopher Carneal, Teri Hitt

Executive Producer: Millenia Music & The Dalai Lama Foundation

“Love and compassion are necessities

if our human species is to survive.”

- His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama

“A mythic journey designed to uplift humanity into its higher nature on earth.”

Robert Snyder • Academy Award Winner • TITAN: Story of Michelangelo