Tibetan monks to descend on Diss
Diss Corn Hall – with Diss Museum – offers a rare opportunity to experience the music and art of one of the world's most fascinating and mystical cultures, when they host a week of workshops and performance by the Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
Witness the creation of an astonishing sand mandala, the moving destruction ceremony, see an inspiring performance, and learn ancient Tibetan crafts, music and dance.
Over the week, the monks will create a mandala made out of millions of coloured grains of sand which are painstakingly laid into place to form an intricate design. From the spiritual dedication on Monday to the destruction ceremony on Saturday, this spectacle will be inspiring. Work on the mandala can be viewed at any time from 11am to 5.30pm on Monday and 9am-5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday. Entry is free.
A workshop in butter sculpture, mandala making, Tibetan script and prayer flag printing will take place on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Price �7, under-16s �4, family �19.
On Wednesday, the moving film 'Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion' will be shown. Tickets �4, children/students �2, family �10.
You may also want to watch:
A workshop covering music, dance, debate and mudras will be on Thursday, October 27, at 7.30pm. Ticket prices as on Tuesday.
A supper workshop on Friday, October 28, at 7.30pm, will provide the opportunity to enjoy a traditional monastic supper, followed by dance, debate, mudras and Kundrik prayer. Tickets �15.
- 1 UEA scientist warns against surge vaccination to combat Indian variant
- 2 Calls for ban on development around town's beauty spot
- 3 Boris Johnson - Time between Covid jabs cut in response to Indian variant
- 4 'Very small' number of Indian Covid variant cases in Norfolk
- 5 Norfolk patients’ group welcomes choice of face-to-face GP consultations
- 6 'I was in tears': Dentist can keep working despite failing 13 patients
- 7 New EAAA contract covers 24/7 flying and advanced helicopters
- 8 Norfolk Indian Society's Covid crisis appeal
- 9 Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing urge people to get moving this summer
- 10 Norfolk lorry drivers clocked for nearly 200 traffic offences in three days
The finished sand mandala can be viewed on Saturday, October 29, 9am-10.45am before the dramatic destruction ceremony at 11am. Tickets �8, under-16s �4, family �20. Then there will be an unforgettable performance of sacred music, dances and prayers with colourful traditional costumes and ceremonial masks at 7.30pm. Tickets �10, under-16s �7, family �28.
Season tickets for all the events cost �35, under-16s �28.
Booking is essential: call the box office on 01379 652241 or visit www.disscornhall.co.uk