The Power of Compassion – Tashi Lhunpo MonksThu 27 Jul
For nearly five hundred years since Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was founded in Tibet by the First Dalai Lama the unique Buddhist tradition of prayers, Tantric rituals, music and dance has been offered by monks, inaccessible to all but the most fortunate. Fifty years ago, forced from their homeland by the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the monastery was re-established in India, where this great tradition continues in exile.
Eight Tibetan monks are now able to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the rebuilding of their monastery in India and share this dazzling spiritual culture with audiences in the west in THE POWER OF COMPASSION, a programme of masked dance, music and Tantric ritual. This performance offers an insight into the mystical world of Tibet, featuring traditional Tibetan musical instruments, the sound of sacred mantras, and elaborate, colourful costumes. The performance is accompanied by an explanation of the significance and stories behind the dances and prayers, and provides a fascinating glimpse into an ancient cultural tradition far removed from modern Western society.