Himalayan Sacred Arts for Peace Festival
2-4 December at Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation in Zurich
While art is typically used to express emotions and feelings, Himalayan sacred art, through painting, sculpting, chanting and dance aims to dissolve ignorance, ego and self-cherishing by manifesting wisdom and compassion through meticulous ritual.
The Ngari Khangtsen monks from the Sera Monastery in South India will make a stop at Lhagsam Zurich from 2 to 4 December to share their unique culture and Buddhist activities.
“The ultimate aim of these Buddhist practices of the Great Vehicle is to benefit sentient beings. By introducing these sacred arts in a non-sectarian way, we hope to reach a greater audience in order to manifest the wisdom and compassion of the Himalayan culture with the world. Thus, our main purpose is to share and promote the wisdom and spirituality of the Himalayan people. Other aims of this tour are to raise funds to build a new library, and as always, to raise funds for the daily necessities of our monks in South India. Our khangtsen is responsible for providing housing, clean water, medical treatments which are not provided by the Sera Jey Health Care Committee, and educational material for our monks and for this, we are reliant on the generosity of sponsors.”