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TIBETAN MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY

TIBETAN MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY – THE POWER OF COMPASSION

9 October @ 8:00 pm

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Tibet – the Land of Snows: eight Buddhist monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery perform ‘The Power of Compassion’, presenting chant, mantras, music and dance, opening a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and mysticism.  From the contemplative chant of Buddhist texts to dramatic ritual dances accompanied by Tantric musical instruments (horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, cymbals, bells) and with the sound of the dungchen (long horns), the monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet: an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all, offering an insight into this endangered tradition.  A spoken introduction to each piece enables audiences to gain more more from the performance.

A 90-minute performance of masked dance and sacred chant from a Tibetan monastery, offering an entertaining and informative introduction to this unique culture.

The dramatic dances, taken from the Gutor Festival before Tibetan Losar (New Year) use colourful costumes and masks and the instruments include the long horns, drums, cymbals and bells of the Tibetan Tantric orchestra, interspersed with the atmospheric calm of traditional chanting of mantras and prayers from the monastery.

“psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals “ The Times

★★★★★  British Theatre Guide

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9       Lyth Arts, Wick

11   MacPhail Arts Centre, Ullapool

13     Gaelic College – Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, SEALL, Skye

  

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Lyth Arts Centre
Lyth, By Wick
Lyth, Highland KW1 4UD United Kingdom
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01955 641434
Website:
http://www.lytharts.org.uk/

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