Peter Haeder is a long-time Buddhist with a profound mastery of the esoteric one voice chord chant, only taught at two monasteries in the world. Peter has been a Chanter with a vocal range of five octaves for over thirty years. He is a prolific overtone singer, composer and holder of a number of Vajrayana lineages. He started Tibetan Deep-voice Resonant chanting at age 18, not through tutelage, but through a past live memory triggered by an experience with his Professor at the prestigious art academy in Kassel, Germany, where Peter studied Art without tertiary qualification passing a test for gifted people.
In those days, in the late seventies Peter was the only Western proponent in the Northern Hemisphere of this type of chanting. Even so there were other overtone singers spread across Europe, Tibetan Gyuto chanting was virtually unknown… Peter is an experimental Avantgarde musician who many times expanded the envelope of conventional guitar playing, improvisation, free jazz and sound sculpture. His later in-roads into Eletronica still continue this matrix of musical emanation to date…
Even so he had a number of metaphysical experiences through becoming a vessel for the chant, Peter’s scientific background has led him to deep understanding of the physical properties of his chanting and apply them to healing modalities in conjunct with Mantras from Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist lineages he is permitted to practice. For example the deep voice chant operates partially in the Theta to Gamma wave spectrum of the Human brain frequencies, thus causing entrainment and subsequent feelings of euphoria and relaxation. The chant can be employed to heal, restore mental functions and stabilize emotions.
As a martial artist Peter practiced Combat Hapkido in the yearly years and later after coming to New Zealand advanced to 1st Dan WTF Taekwondo. In his workshops he blends Martial exercises to raise Ki with chanting, stretching and meditation to facilitate detoxification, awareness and enhance well-being in the participants.
” The power of the Human voice is truly astounding”.