20th Shotön Opera Festival in Dharamsala

Images of His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the opening day of the 20th Shotön Opera Festival at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamasala, HP, India on March 27, 2015.
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20th Shotön Opera Festival in Dharamsala

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March 27th 2015
Dharamsala, HP, India, 27 March 2015 - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama presided over the opening of the 20th Shotön Festival in exile. The last such celebration of Tibetan opera in Tibet took place in 1958 and the tradition was revived on His Holiness’s advice in 1993. As he drove from his residence to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), the road was lined with Tibetans and other well-wishers, waves of white silk scarves in their hands as the early morning sun illuminated their joyful, smiling faces.

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Upcoming Schedule


Teaching in Tokyo, Japan on April 12 & 13: His Holiness will give a Buddhist teaching based on The Heart Sutra & Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhichitta and confer the Avalokiteshvera Empowerment organized by the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for East-Asia at Showa Joshi Hitomi Hall. Contact Website: www.tibethouse.jp

Teaching in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia from June 5 to 9: His Holiness will give five days of teachings on Commentary on the Five Stages of Guhyasamaja and confer the Yamantaka Initiation organized by the Dalai Lama in Australia at the Fairmont Resort, Luera, Blue Mountains. Contact Website: www.dalailamainaustralia.org

Public Talk in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia on June 6: His Holiness will give a public talk on The Wisdom of Forgiveness organized by the Dalai Lama in Australia in the afternoon at the Katoomba Public School. Contact Website: www.dalailamainaustralia.org

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