You’ve not seen anything till you see “A Cultivator”, this Buddhist monk calls himself the cultivator because he is cultivating the dharma and doing it his way. But his way just may be “the way” to reach todays youth! His name is Spencer Sanchez and he is Tibetan Buddhist who raps. That’s right he raps, as in the music, hip-hop music. The difference between this rapper and the others is that A Cultivator raps about peace and Buddhism.
His music resembles rappers from long ago, something like LL Cool J back in the day when his smooth talking self was on the cover of all music magazines. A Cultivator has a smooth rapping style and his words are those of the Buddha. Do you have a teen who you are trying to teach better ways than what the world has to offer? Tired of the music he or she listens to that is teaching violence and in-moral ways? You can download A Cultivator’s album for free right here!
Although some of the monks precepts state that they are not allowed to divulge in music and dancing this monk proclaims that he is on a mission to reach those that are unreachable through traditional methods and beliefs. As the Buddha himself stated thousands of years ago, the dharma will be falling on deaf ears around the third 5,000 years which is about the time we are in. The dharma will be seen and heard by less and less and corruption will abound.
A Cultivator just may be what we are looking for, someone with the know how and ability to reach those that have ignorance as their set of eyes. Some tract titles on his free album include: Breath, Dreamer, It’s not easy, Future, It’s real, Money, Positive, This World. All titles can easily contain messages of the dharma. Listening to his music is a bit like taking a trip back in time for us older generation Buddhists, but I feel that he has the ability to reach certain people.
May the Dharma reach many more due to A Cultivator and his path of teaching through music. Namaste