Sand Mandala Art | Children's Festival
Learn how to create a children’s mandala with traditional metal tools. Be tutored by the expert Kopan Nuns of Tibet in the ancient craft of sand mandala.
Invocations and Ritual Blessings | World Folklines
Chasing away adversity and removing obstacles is the chant of the Kopan Nuns and Tenzin’s soaring voice delivering the clarion call in this traditional ceremony to invite harmony and prosperity to flourish.
Tara: Chant Song of the Sacred Feminine | World Folklines
Tara is the Tibetan goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened action. Haunting chant, ancient mantras and song from deep within sung for the soul illuminate tara – the feminine divine.
Bardo Songs of In-the-Between | World Folklines
*Great liberation through hearing in the bardo* is an ancient Tibetan text. Although ostensibly written for the dead, it is in fact about life. Tenzin and the nuns invoke the teachings and imagery through profound and moving bardo chant, music and songs.
Women in Sacred Voice | World Folklines
Indian classical singing is linked to devotional song texts, associated with Hindu cosmology and mythology. Tibetan chant touches the heart through devotional prayers and invocations to deities. In the feminine vocal form, the impact is both serene and powerful.
Hilltop Sunrise Ceremony | Ceremony
Acknowledge the start of earth’s 2019 celestial travels at the first sunrise, as the threshold between the old and new year is crossed, night to day. Gather together on the Hilltop to welcome the sun with ritual chants and music.
Mandala Dissolution | World Folklines
The sand mandala is complete. It now represents in miniature, the cosmos –metaphysically and symbolically. To extend its healing powers to the world, it is ready to be dismantled and dispersed, in this, a ritual demonstration of impermanence – the dissolution ceremony.
Hilltop Prayer Wheel: Prayers for World Peace | Ceremony
Nechung Kutun, the State Oracle of Tibet, in 2013, consecrated the Woodford Hilltop Prayer Wheel. Join Tenzin Choegyal and the Kopan Tibetan Nuns of Nepal for sung mantras, ceremonial and ritual prayers dedicated to world peace at a Woodford sacred space.
A Spiritual Homeland | Speakers & Ideas
The Kopan Tibetan Nuns of Nepal’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A on maintaining spirituality and a link to a spiritual homeland while displaced.