Sacred Art Demonstration
Tibetan secular history was preserved and passed on from generation to generation through ritualized dances which were told through song, dance and music. The Lingdro is a most famous and historical work from the Biography of King Gesar the Great Lion: 'The Awe Inspired Laughter of the Dance of Ling, A Symphony of Ecstasy' revealed by Mipham Rinpoche as a pure vision terma. It was revised and expanded by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. This is an epic poetic song about the 11th century Tibetan King "Gesar of Ling" and his heroic battles against demons.
Tibetan and Western dancers performed this epic legend in the traditional manner at Pema Osel Ling, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual center of the Vajrayana Foundation, in the Santa Cruz Mountains in June 2015. Members of the Vajrayana Foundation who have been trained and skilled in playing the Tibetan musical instruments accompanied the performers.
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Many of the costumes were funded by a 2014 Traditional Arts Grant from the Creative Work Fund.