An Evening with the Tashi Lhunpo Monks
June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm£10.00
Learn about the life and story of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and their spiritual leader, the Panchen Lama.
The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, originally in Tibet, was re-established in Bylajuppe in Karnataka State, India in 1959 by a handful of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks. The monastery today now has over 400 monks and is partly funded by their sharing their unique Tibetan culture and special monastic tradition with people in Europe and other parts of the world.
Four of the monks are travelling from India especially to Chalice Well to contribute to our Buddhist festival and create a beautiful Sand Mandala in praise of 21 Taras. During this evening the monks will share some of their chants and their practice of the 37 Mudras.
Seeing these ancient Buddhist sacred hand gestures in this form, it is said, will help prepare for the eventual transition between life and death. The monks will share and explain the meaning of some of the most beneficial mudras which can be used in everyday life to bring peace and wellbeing.
A video of a previous visit of the Tashi Lhunpo monks to Glastonbury in 2011 can be seen below.
A collection will be taken during the evening with all donations going directly to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Kitchen Appeal. Find out more information about this project here.