|Tibet Society is pleased to announce on Tuesday 5 July 2016 it will be hosting the Tashi Lhunpo monks for their only London performance during this year’s UK tour. Tickets to this special event will be available on the door.
The event has now been moved to St James’s Church in Piccadilly, which will not only allow for better acoustics and a full performance from the monks, but also a larger audience.
The Tashi Lhunpo monks, who now live in exile, are currently touring in the UK and Europe. The London performance will include traditional masked dances, Tibetan longhorns and sacred chants. The monks have graciously agreed to this special performance in order to raise funds for Tibet Society and help our campaigning efforts for Tibet and Tibetans.
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Music, Dance and Prayer: A performance by the Tashi Lhunpo monks
The Tashi Lhunpo Monks
The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. It is located in Shigatse (now part of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region) and is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. Following the Tibetan national uprising in 1959, many of the Tashi Lhunpo monks fled into exile. They re-established the monastery in Bylakuppe, south India. The exile monastery currently houses approximately 400 monks.
The Tashi Lhunpo monks tour the world to promote Tibetan culture and Buddhist traditions. They are famed for their masked dance performances, sacred chanting and construction of sand mandalas. Last year, the monks performed at the Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals. In previous years they have performed at The Barbican, the Southbank Centre and at many prestigious venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA.
The Tashi Lhunpo monks are currently touring in the UK and Europe on “The Power of Compassion Tour”.
Tashi Lhunpo monks performance (5 minutes)
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