'Sacred Sounds from Tibet'. The dance and music of Tibetan monks from a monastery established in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa tradition. Tibet – a sacred world filled with the chanting of Buddhist texts, recitation of mantras, ringing of bells, blowing of trumpets and beating of drums. Recreating the mysteries of the Buddhist Monastery, eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo offer a dramatic presentation of sacred dance, music and prayer with traditional costumes and ceremonial masks. Founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century, Tashi Lhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Re-established in exile in South India, it is becoming one of the major centres of Buddhist learning, best known for its artistic tradition of masked dances and sacred music.
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