The Tashi Lhunpo monks
Wednesday 4 July
7 - 8.30pm
Come along and listen to an evening of ritual chanting by the monks of Tashi Lhunpo monastery and be transported to a different realm of cascading interwoven sound, sonorous voices and musical offerings.
A time to sit and relax and to let the mind be bathed in holy meaningful uplifting sound as opposed the usual bombardment of transport and traffic and busy-ness, in a beautiful sacred space. A time to let go of our usual worries and concerns and to just be with life enhancing beauty.
Tashi Lhunpo monastery was refounded in South India after the Tibetans were forced to flee their homeland to keep their religious freedom. Here the special study, meditation, practice and artistic traditions of the monastery have been kept alive despite so few of the monks being able to escape to freedom.
Tashi Lhunpo was founded near Shigatse in the central Tibetan province of Tsang by the very first Dalai Lama, Gendun Drub. It became the monastic seat of one of the other high lamas of the Geluk tradition, the Panchen Lama, and was the centre of a unique and vibrant culture of spiritual development.
Unfortunately the current recognised incarnation of the Panchen Lama was 'disappeared' many years ago at a very young age by the Chinese Communist Party and it is unknown today whether he is dead or alive.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been very supportive and encouraging of the monks to keep alive their vibrant practice traditions and they are deeply supportive of him.
Over the years Jamyang has built a warm and close relationship with the monastery and the monks and their UK charitable organisation Tashi Lhunpo UK and we look forward to spending time once more with our delightful friends.
Dharma teachings run on a 'Generosity model', completely on voluntary donations. By donating you will help create the conditions for the teachings to be available, the meals to be served, accommodations to be clean, for the doors to be open and the lights on. Therefore people of any faith or background are welcome.
Booking is not mandatory but highly recommended it because Jamyang can give you a better service