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The Power of Compassion
June 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Tibet – the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. ‘The Power of Compassion’ presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, who open a magical window onto 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, 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. Forced to flee their homeland by the Chinese occupation, the monks of Tashi Lhunpo re-established their monastery in exile, in south India, and now play a vital role in keeping Tibetan culture alive.
Tickets are £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children and free entry for children under 3. Please book online here. If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door on the day.