Author:Matthieu Ricard; Translated By Charles Hastings

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Monk Dancers of Tibet

By: Matthieu Ricard; Translated By Charles Hastings

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Boston, USA, Shambhala: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012008

ISBN: 1570629749

Condition: New


In the midst of the devastation that has been wrought on their culture, the monk dancers in the Shechen monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, are devoted to preserving the sacred dances central to the Tantric tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The dances, which originated in India and flourished for centuries in Tibet, are teaching stories—each mask, costume, movement, and gesture has a specific significance and embodies the values of Buddhism. The dances are the monks' spiritual gift to the lay community. The origin of the sacred Buddhist dance, or cham, goes back to the ninth century, when Guru Pad... View more info