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The Argyros Presents: The Mystical Arts of Tibet
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences. The tours offer a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s most ancient sacred traditions presented by a group of monk artists for whom these traditions are a way of life.
MANDALA SAND PAINTING: July 30 – August 3 – Free
All over the world, record-breaking crowds have watched as the Drepung Loseling monks lay down millions of grains of sand to create Mandala Sand Paintings. The creation of a sand painting generally requires three to five days of painting. The sand mandala is then ritualistically dismantled, the sand is collected and transported to a river where it is released back into nature. This symbolizes the ephemerality of life and the world.
The sand mandala will take place over five days at The Argyros and is free to the public from 10am – 6pm daily.
SACRED MUSIC SACRED DANCE: August 3
This performance combines multi-phonic chanting, music and dance into an unforgettable experience. The selections are drawn from temple dances that have been performed for thousands of years in Tibet.
“…remarkable…the music and the dance invoke sacred ecstasy…” The New York Times
“…fascinating and entertaining…” – Chicago Tribune
“…playful…stately…intriguing…” – Los Angeles Times