Ancient societies throughout the world conceived that ritual performance of sacred music and dance at auspicious times establishes communication with the higher powers of good and brings about healing on environmental, social and personal levels.
In Tibet, whenever a monastery celebrated a spiritual festival, people from the surrounding villages and nomadic tribes would assemble in the monastery’s courtyard for the three or four days of sacred music and dance. The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour is designed as a development of this tradition. The presentation has been streamlined in such a way as to maintain the essential integrity and purpose of each of the individual pieces in the celebration.
Tibetan sacred music and dance was not composed in a mundane manner. Rather, each piece was born centuries ago from a mystical visionary experience of a great saint or sage and has been transmitted from generation to generation in an unbroken oral legacy.
The monks will be building a sand mandala in the Tinkham Veale University Center from Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22nd. For more information, call the Maltz Center box office at 216-368-6062.