Monks of Tibet

Masters in creating traditional sand mandalas and deep harmonic monastic chant, Monks of Tibet bring a peaceful, sacred atmosphere and ceremonial integrity to the festival through their ancient monastic lineage and its sacred arts.

Purification Rituals

One of Tibet’s many mystical arts is the transformative purification ritual for clearing away adversity. This invites harmony and prosperity to flourish within the festival through powerful mantras and prayers.

Fri, Dec 27 8:30AM Folklorica

Spiritual Homeland

What space does the land we feel connected to hold in our spiritual practice, and how does that change when we are removed from it and can’t return? Tenzin Choegyal and The Monks of Tibet discuss.

Sat, Dec 28 5:40PM Talking Circle

Tibet: Chant and Ritual Bowls

Hear how the power of harmonic chant is enhanced by the otherworldly sound of the Tibetan ritual long horns, aiding in the expression of devotion, warding off feral spirits, and invocation of deities.

Sun, Dec 29 8:30AM Folklorica

Prayers for World Peace

Ritual prayers and the ceremonial turning of the prayer wheel are directed toward enhancing world peace through good intent as well as the power and influence of the monks deep harmonic chant and other Tibetan spiritual practices.

Sun, Dec 29 5:30PM Hilltop

The Art of Sand Mandala Creation

The Monks share the history of the sand mandala and then you can create designs using coloured sands and a small metal funnel.

Tue, Dec 31 10:15AM Puppet Joint

Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra

Tue, Dec 31 6:30PM Folklorica Outdoor Stage

Hilltop Sunrise Ceremony

Experience the first sunrise of 2020 at the spectacular Hilltop venue, accompanied by chanting from the Monks of Tibet, along with Tenzin Choegyal and guest musicians. This is the 20th anniversary of this ceremony.

Wed, Jan 01 4:15AM Hilltop

Mandala Dissolution Ceremony

The sand mandala is complete and now represents in miniature, the cosmos – metaphysically and symbolically. It is ready to be dismantled and dispersed, in this, a ritual demonstration of impermanence.

Wed, Jan 01 5:00PM Folklorica