Tibetan Workshop: Music, Dance and Monastic Culture

Tibetan workshop: Music, Dance, Costume, Monastic Debate and Mudras (hand gestures to aid meditation)

On:Saturday 9th June 2018
Starting at:10:00
Finishing at:11:30
Where:Town Hall (Council Chamber)
Upstairs in the main council chamber

Introduction An introduction to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and the life of a monk.

Music The monastic instruments, long horns, oboes, drums and cymbals are demonstrated , as is the technique of circular breathing.

Costumes Learn more about the significance of the magnificent costumes used in monastic dance.

Dance An opportunity to try one of the dances under the tuition of the Tibetan monk masters.

Debate An exhibition of the art of dialectical debate or Taksei used by the monks to demonstrate their knowledge of the scriptures.

The Mudras Learn from the Tibetan monks some of the Tantric offering mudras or hand gestures used to help the qualities of the deities in meditation.

It is often possible for participants to try playing some of the instruments after the workshop.

Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust supports the Tibetan monastery in exile in India. The monks visit England to raise awareness of Tibetan culture.

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