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TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY MONKS
The sacred world of Tibet is filled with the chanting of Buddhist texts, the recitation of mantras, the ringing of bells, the clash of cymbals, the booming of the great long horns and the beating of drums. Eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, India, present a programme of sacred dances, music and prayers in magnificent costumes and masks. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century, and the seat of the Panchen Lama, is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Now re-established in exile in South India, the monastery is once again becoming one of the major centres of learning, best known for its artistic tradition of masked dances and sacred music. This concert offers a rare opportunity to witness this unique and endangered culture. Pre-concert introduction to the performance 5-6pm, Djanogly Recital Hall. Wednesday 4 October, 7pm(Admission free) Interactive introduction to the Thursday performance. Book your place by calling the Box Office. Early booking is advised.