Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Bakshi - The Lords of Death. Photo: Georgina Cranston
  • date:20 Aug 2013 - 23 Nov 2013
  • area:UK and Europe
  • style(s):Tibetan, Sacred
  • status:published tour
  • continents:Europe / Russia
  • tour posted by:Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Confirmed Dates

20-23 August Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival
3 September Eden Project, Cornwall
6 September Brixham
7 September Fishstock Festival (tbc)
8 September Maidstone Mela
9-13 September Norwich Playhouse
16-22 September Portland Quarry Trust
24-28 September Hexham Abbey Festival
30 Sept-4 October Salisbury Cathedral
10-12 October Cheshire Rural Arts Network (tbc)
13 October Stamford Arts Centre
19 October Festival dei Popoli, Florence
22 October The Station, Bristol
23 October Newport University
24-30 October Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, London
1-2 November Uppsala Sacred Music Festival
5-10 November Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
14 November Colchester Arts Centre
15 November Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone
17 November Wiltshire Music Centre
21 November Victoria Hall, Settle
22 November Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, Powys
23 November Cawley Hall, Eye, Leominster

Offered Dates

25-29 August 2013
6-9 October 2013
14-17 October 2013
12-13 November 2013


'...a psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals...' (The Times)
Tibetan monks bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance: from the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to the majestic, brocade-costumed masked dances. Ancient instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used, the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, and skull-drums, while the shattering sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet and offering an opportunity to experience a mysterious ancient culture.

Founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century, Tashi Lhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Re-established in exile in South India, it is becoming one of the major centres of Buddhist learning, best known for its artistic tradition of masked dances and sacred music.