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Dechen Shak-Dagsay is a Tibetan who has lived with her family in Switzerland since childhood. Together with about two thousand other Tibetans, her family found a new home there 40 years ago.
Dechen Shak-Dagsay is the eldest daughter of a Tibetan lama, the Venerable Dagsay Tulku. Her family was always trying the best to live and preserve the Tibetan culture in the west, and at an early age Dechen was fascinated by the traditional Tibetan songs and dancing.
As a person who is at home in both cultures, the Tibetan as well as the western world, she sees her task in helping the people in the west how to find the gate to their own inner peace and spirituality.
The artist is married to Dr. Kalsang Shak, a Tibetan physician and they have two daughters, Yuri Lhamo and Tara Lhanzey.


Until a year ago Dechen used to work in the Marketing Department of a big international Company. She is convinced that the methods of finding inner peace will become more and more important to be able to better cope with the increasing tensions of the modern life.

Dechen stopped working after the release of her debut album “Dewa Che, Universal Healing Power of Tibetans Mantras” in order to devote her time to her artistic career.
The CD is touching the hearts of thousands of people all over the world. Dechen is very happy about the great success of her music and says: „The reason for this big success of the CD „Dewa Che“ confirms to me again and again, that deep in our hearts we all speak the same language. No matter what race, age or social background, we all have the wish for inner peace and tranquility.“
Her new album is dedicated to world peace and is called „Shi De, A Call for world peace”. It contains wonderful Tibetan Peace Songs that are calling on everyone to contribute to world peace.
„I hope I can reach out as far as possible with these Tibetan Peace Songs in order to convince people all over the world, that together we can definitely make a difference and make this world a better place to live“ says Dechen
© Dechen Shak Dagsay 2002