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    Date of Birth: 17 May 1970
    Sex:     Female
    Education:  Monastic Education for 12 years
    Languages:  English, Nepali, Hindi, Tibetan
    Nationality:  Nepali

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    Choying Drolma was born in Kathmandu, Nepal to Tibetan refugee parents in 1971. From the age of five, she did not have a day went by without beating to her mother and herself by her father. Seeing lots of sufferings and pains in life, in order to get rid of the tragic destiny of a women in male dominated society which she saw vividly in her own family, the 13 years old Ani Choying Drolma decided to leave home alone to join a Tibetan Buddhist monastery named Nagi Gompa on Shivapuri Mountain on the northern slope of the Kathmandu valley which was lead by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

    Up to date, she has launched 16 albums, and performed for hundreds of events around world. Ani Choying Drolma is not only a world renown singer but also a humanitarian. She is appointed as the first UNICEF National ambassador Nepal. She described her singing ability as her magic wand that manifests numerous successful projects, including education, health, children’s right and women empowerment projects.

    CHO in 1997 for Worldwide release by an American CD Company, Rykodisc.
    DANCING DAKINI in 1999.
    CHOYING in 2000
    SELWA worldwide released in United States American in 2004. Manufactured by Six Degrees Records Ltd.San Francisco, CA
    MOMENT OF BLISS in the year 2004, produced by Music Nepal (P) Ltd.  Anamnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    SMILE released in 2005 by Music Nepal (P) Ltd. Anamnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    INNER PEACE I in 2006 and Manufactured & Marketed by SAC Music International, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    TIME album released in the year 2007 and produced by Music Nepal (P) Ltd. Anamnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    AMA in 2009 and produced, marketed and distributed by Ani Choying Dolma, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    MATAKALA in 2009 and produced, marketed and distributed by Ani Choying Dolma, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    ˜INNER PEACE II is the second part of INNER PEACE I, released in 2010, Manufactured & Marketed by SAC Music International, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    MANGAL VANI in October 12th, 2011, Manufactured & Marketed by SAC Music International, Kathmandu, Nepal.Â
    “KARMAPA KHYENNO” in 2011
    “LAMA KHYENNO” in 2012
    “HEART SUTRA” in 2016
    “NAMO BENZI” (Chinese compilation) in 2016

    2013 Concert tour in Europe
    Concert tour in Ahmadabad and New Delhi, India

    Performed at The Third Tibetan Culture Week at Spain

    Performed at The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, India

    Performed at World Tour Exhibition of Jade Buddha for Universal Peace in Malaysia

    Concert in Bhutan

    Performed for MTV Coke Studio with A.R. Rahman in Mumbai, India

    Concert tour in Mumbai, India

    Performed at Quanzhou Buddhist Soul Music Concert in Fujian, China

    Performed at International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in New Delhi, India

    Performed at International Festival of Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh, India

    Performed at the Navdanya‟s Annual Bhoomi festival (Earth Day Celebration) in Delhi, India

    Performed at Shanghai World Music Festival in Shanghai, China

    Performed at Buddhist Art and Culture Festival in Indonesia

    2014 Performed at Wuji Ensemble‟s Concerts in Hong Kong
    Performed at Moment of Inner Journey in Bilbao, Spain

    Concert Tour in Germany and Netherland

    Performed at Sounds of Contemplation in Singapore

    2015 Charity performance for “Support Mila’s Tower” in Hong Kong.
    Concert in Taiwan

    Performed in Hong Kong

    Love for Nepal Concert in Singapore

    2016 Performed for the charity concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Performed for United Nation for International Day of Happiness in New York

    Concert tour in USA

    Concert in Hong Kong

    Performed at Meredith Monk Concert in New York

    Performed at Governing Council Meeting, Thailand

    Performed for UNICEF fund raising Gala event in Germany

    Concert in Koln

    Concert in Taiwan

    Concert in Yushu, Qinghai Tibetan Autonomous Administrative Region, China

    2017 Tour in USA
    Tour in Europe

    BuddhaFest in LA, USA

    Concert in Taiwan

    Concert in Yushu, Qinghai Tibetan Autonomous Administrative Region, China

    Performed in “Voice of Thousand Years” charity concert in Singapore

    Performed in Jahan-e-khusrau Concert in Delhi, India

    Performed in Freedom Award Ceremony in the Atlantic Council, Warsaw, Poland

    Year Projects
    1999 Founded Nuns’ Welfare Foundation (NWF) .
    2000 Arya Tara School (ATS)
    2006 Completed drinking water project, Setidevi, Pharping
    2007 Thangka painting school
    2010 Founded Aarogya Foundation and established a Kidney Hospital
    (Aarogya Foundation Kidney Hospital)
    2010 Founded Red Tara Travels & Tours
    2012 Arya Taya Pre-school (ATPS)
    2015 Started the Star of Hope Schooling Program.
    2015 Started Rebuilding School Project

    • World Women’s Conference, Beijing Plus Five (2000), U.N. Headquarters, New York
    • Sakyadita 6th International Conference of Buddhist Women (2000), Lumbini, Nepal
    • Women of Peace Conference (2001), Torrino, Italy
    • Harvard University Bridge Builders Conference (2003), Cambridge, Mass., US.
    • World Social Forum, Mumbai, India.(Jan 2004)

    United Nations Women’s Organization of Nepal present certificate for recognition as Honourable Member of UNWO by United Nations Women’s Organization – September 2004.
    Awarded the Image Channel award for the Best Female Vocal performance for her song “Phoolko Aankhama” from her album, “Moments of Bliss”. The song was also awarded the best song of the year – May 2005.
    Awarded Best Devotional Album by the Tibetan Music Awards held in Mcleod Ganj(Delhi) – October 22 2005.
    Nepal Appreciative Inquiry National Network (NAINN) presented Peace Award – 2007
    Advisor for Nepal Buddhist Federation 2011 – 2011
    Good will Ambassador of N-Peace Network to support women peace and security – 2012
    The Freedom Award by the Atlantic Council – 2017
    Suprabal Jansewashree by Government of Nepal from Honorable President Shree Vidya Bhandari of Nepal – 2017

Her songs and original music has also appeared on various albums, including “Head Massage” by Soul Flip, BMG company and the “Buddha Bar” compilation by George V Company in France. Ani Choying began recording the melodious Chö songs in 1996, and the first album, Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts Chö, was released in 1997. In the spring of 2000 Ani Choying’s second CD was released, Sina Vodjani & Choying Drolma Dancing Dakini. Immediately after this release, Ani Choying began to record her third CD, Choying, in a local Kathmandu studio. Although one hundred copied of this CD were sold in April, Choying’s official release is still in the works. Ani Choying has performed Chö in concert in both the United States, in 1998 and 1999, and in Europe, in 1999. In 2000 she has performed at festivals in both the United States and Europe. Ani Choying recorded her first Nepali CD Moments Of Bliss with local musicians in Kathmandu itself and released her album in 2004. Again in 2004, Ani Choying Drolma released another album with Steve Tibbets- Selwa (meaning “clear” or “awake”) for Six Degrees Records.

Ani Choying began recording the melodious Chö songs in 1996, and the first album, Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts Chö, was released in 1997. In the spring of 2000 Ani Choying’s second CD was released, Sina Vodjani & Choying Drolma Dancing Dakini. Immediately after this release, Ani Choying began to record her third CD, Choying, in a local Kathmandu studio. Although one hundred copied of this CD were sold in April, Choying’s official release is still in the works. Ani Choying has performed Chö in concert in both the United States, in 1998 and 1999, and in Europe, in 1999. In 2000 she has performed at festivals in both the United States and Europe. Ani Choying recorded her first Nepali CD Moments Of Bliss with local musicians in Kathmandu itself and released her album in 2004. Again in 2004, Ani Choying Drolma released another album with Steve Tibbets- Selwa (meaning “clear” or “awake”) for Six Degrees Records. In June 2005, she released her second Nepali album titled “Smile” and “Inner Peace” is Ani Choying’s sixth CD and it consists of 4 mantras sung in melody. All of the money raised through Ani Choying’s performances and record sales go directly to the Nuns Welfare Foundation.

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