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Monk Dancers of Tibet
Author Ricard, Matthieu
PublisherShambhala Publications
Publisher Url
LocationWoodstock, Vermont, US
Content type書籍=Book
NoteAuthor inf:He is a French Buddhist monk
Keyword佛教儀軌=Buddhist Rituals; 藏傳佛教=西藏佛教=Tibetan Buddhism
AbstractTibetan Buddhism most symbolic and esoteric of all Buddhist traditions, has a rich history of sacred dance in which every mask,costume,sound and gesture has spiritual significance. Most Tibetan dances are based in the exploits of masters and great teachers and seek to preserve their legacy.

Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet,dances have been restricted and are now found mostly in exile communities in India, Nepal and Bhutan. The color photographs and illustrations are the real highlight of this book,which discusses the role of sacred dance in Tibetan Buddhism and profiles what life is like for the monk dancers.

The book makes it clear that dance is a meditative practice and even the crafts associated with it. Such as the making of masks and elaborate costumes are sacred acts. A final section explores the ritual cycle of Tibetan Buddhism and outlines which dances are performed for holidays and festivals.
Created date2003.12.31
Modified date2014.03.03

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