Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Saturday, 14 September 2024, 8.00pm
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TIBETAN MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY

‘FROM THE ROOF OF THE WORLD’

Tibet - the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. ‘From the Roof of the World’ presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery who open a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments including horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, cymbals, bells and with the shattering sound of the dungchen (long horns), the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet: an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all, with introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.

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