Newbury Spring Festival
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Corn Exchange

The Power of Compassion

Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tuesday 22nd May, Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD
7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm)




Introduced by Jane Rasch


Tibet, the Land of Snows: home of Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. Forced into exile following the Chinese invasion of 1959, the monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery share their endangered culture with audiences in the West.


The performance includes the music of the Himalayas: the long horns, bone trumpets, skull drums and oboes; masked dancers in brocade robes; the sacred chant from the monastery and an energetic display of the traditional art of debate, an essential part of the monks’ spiritual education. The event is accompanied by introductions explaining the background to the monastery and its arts.


From 23–26 May the monks are in residence at West Berkshire Museum, creating a traditional Tibetan sand mandala.


"A window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release ... " The Independent


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