Thursday 26 September 4pm - 5:30pm
In an interactive workshop, the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps. A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate and teaching some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer gives an insight into monastic life. This workshop gives an excellent introduction to the performance ‘The Power of Compassion’.
Tashi Lhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, now re-established in exile in India. The monks join as children, from as young as 10 or 11 and study in the monastery for their entire lives. The monks have toured in the UK, Europe and around the world sharing their traditions with people in order to make sure that these priceless arts are preserved for the future. Facilitator Jane Rasch runs the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and has taught English to Tibetan refugees in India as well as working for Tashi Lhunpo and being part of the coordinating team for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visits to the UK. She set up the Charity to support Tashi Lhunpo, with its Patron HH the Dalai Lama, in 2003.
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