A student of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Brian Sparks, has received his spiritual teaching from several masters--Gochen Tulku Sang Ngag Rinpoche, his brother Khenpo Namchak, and translator Khenpo Sonam.
Khenpo Namchak and Khenpo Sonam have empowered Brian's playing of the bowls by giving him a specific prayer for their use originating in an ancient lineage of teaching, and instructing him concerning the use and spiritual uniqueness of the singing bowls.
Advanced instruction in the therapeutic playing of the bowls from Masters Santa Ratna Shakya and Shree Krishna Sahi from Katmandu, Nepal has allowed Brian to bless many through his sensitive understanding of their use these past four years.
You will often find Brian at Buddhist fundraisers and in ceremonies at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, Montana, playing his bowls. To benefit the Garden, a CD of Brian’s playing is in its initial planning stages.
Brian's "incarnations" in this life have included service to his country in the army from 1971-1974, time as a ranch hand, a Presbyterian minister and counselor, a teacher at an alternative high school, a museum director; and fourteen months as a member of a fracking crew in North Dakota.
Brian is currently playing the bowls in his therapeutic practice, called Harmonic Harbor.