The Lost World of Tibet

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Sydney Sacred Music Festival

The Lost World of Tibet

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 08 September 2012

A recently restored treasure-trove of colour films from the 1940s and 1950s provides the core of this astonishing film, which allows us to see what Tibet was like before its brutal occupation by China. As members of the aristocracy and the Tibetan government in exile recall, the Tibetans world revolved around a series of colourful religious festivals, taking up 68 days of the year. In The Great Prayer Festival, monks take over from the government for a few days and, whilst ceremoniously whipping their subjects, impose fines for such offences as singing in public or having a dirty house. Including a revealing interview with the Dalai Lama, this film is not to be missed. 

Films will be followed by:

Join us for an insightful and uplifting discussion and Q&A with Tibetan Lama Khedup and world renowned Tibetan musician, Tenzin Choegyal from Brisbane sacred Tibetan art forms and mindfulness. 

Date & Time
5.15pm, 8 September 2012

All tickets free, booking essential

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Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30