Lama Dances 2010
This profound Vajrakilaya practice concludes with a full day of lama dancing whereby the monastery’s high Lamas and monks don colorful larger-than-life wooden and paper-mache masks and elaborate brocade costumes. In this way, they represent the special deities of the practice, truly bringing them to life for the audience.
In fact, these dynamic dances serve as a deep meditation practice for both the high Lamas and the monks. Furthermore, it is said that a great blessing descends upon all those who witness the lama dances whereby their personal obstacles are removed and the seed of liberation is planted in their stream-of-being. Traditionally, lama dances are performed at the very end of the year so that the new year begins in an auspicious way, fresh and free of hindrances.
To watch a short video of this year's lama dances, please click here, or on the link on top of this page.