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Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet

Songlines Encounters 2023

Wed 24 May 2023

Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet

Songlines Encounters 2023

For Songlines Encounters 2023, we are beyond excited to present Tibetan Buddhist monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. They join us for a dramatic presentation of sacred music, dances, and prayers, with traditional costumes and ceremonial masks.

From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling dances accompanied by ancient musical instruments, including long horns, bells and drums, the monks offer a fascinating glimpse into an ancient culture, with introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.

Founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1447 in Shigatse, Central Tibet, Tashi Lhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and now re-established in exile in India.

‘…a psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals…’ The Times

imes‘…a window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release…’ The Independent

The performance will last approximately 100 minutes.

Date:Wed 24 May 2023
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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