The Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo
The Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo will be at the Manchester Museum creating a Peace Mandala.
On 13 May you have a chance to use the Chakpurs, the instruments used by the monks to create the intricate designs of the sand mandala out of grains of coloured sand.
On 14 May, ‘The Power of Compassion’ presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery who open a magical window on to 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 including horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, cymbals, bells and with the shattering sound of the dungchen (long horns), 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.