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July 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tibetan Monastic Culture: Hands-on Workshop and Demonstration
Tuesday 24 July 2018
2.30pm – 4pm
This summer, as part of our week-long visit from eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in China, we are holding a series of performances and workshops at Harewood.
Join us for a hands-on workshop giving you an opportunity to try for yourself some of the traditions and practices of the Tibetan Monastic culture. The workshop will cover the following:
- Butter Sculpture: A demonstration of how these very decorative designs are made for the New Year rituals in the monastery.
- Sand Mandala Making: See how sand mandalas are created; how millions of grains of coloured sand are used to draw intricate patterns as part of the major prayer ceremonies.
- Tibetan Script and language: The beautiful Tibetan scripts are illustrated – see examples of some of the many different alphabets used in Tibetan writing and have your name written in Tibetan and learn some basic language.
- Prayer Flag Printing: See how an original wood block of a traditional prayer flag is printed using ink and roller onto coloured paper.
- Dukar Wheel: Make a traditional protection amulet under instruction from the monks.
About Tashi Lhunpo
Found by the 1st Dalai Lama in the 15th century and the seat of the Panchen Lama, Tashi Lhunpo is one of the most important monasteries in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Now re-established in exile in South India, it is once again one of the major centres of Buddhist learning, famed for its artistic traditions, masked dances and sacred music.
How do I book?
Bookings can be made online, or alternatively please contact our Visitor Experience Team on 0113 218 1000 or email [email protected]. Entrance to Harewood Grounds and Below Stairs is included within the ticket price for this workshop.
Where do I meet?
On arrival at Harewood, please park in the main car park, and make your way to the Entrance of the Courtyard for 2.20pm, ready for the start of the performance.