Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust
The Power of Compassion
Performances of masked dance and sacred chant by monks from a Tibetan Monastery


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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust
Patron His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Regd. Charity No. 1100175

The Power of Compassion – Sacred Sounds from Tibet

“…a window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release…” The Independent
The sacred world of Tibet is filled with the chanting of Buddhist texts, the recitation of mantras, the ringing of bells, the clash of cymbals, the booming of the great long horns and the beating of drums. Eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India, offer a dramatic presentation of their unique sacred dances, music and prayers, with colourful traditional costumes and ceremonial masks.
“A psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals…” The Times

“Festival favourites…” Financial Times
Tours by Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery are organised by their UK Trust formed in 2003 with HH Dalai Lama as Patron. The monks now live in exile South India, and the tours enable them to share their culture and to raise funds so they can continue their studies.

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century, and the seat of the Panchen Lama, is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Now re-established in exile in South India, the monastery is once again becoming one of the major centres of learning, best known for its artistic tradition of masked dances and sacred music. The performance offers a rare opportunity to witness a unique and endangered culture.

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