Concerts and Buddhist ceremonies of festival «Tibet»



«Purifying Space» Ceremony 

In Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery
(Russian Academy of Arts)


(Beginning of Sand mandala Guhyasamadji erasing)
By Tibetan lamas from tantric Gyudmed monastery


October, 15, Saturday, 12.00

One of the main festival events is building of the Sand mandala Guhyasamadji – an exquisite palace from the grind marble of different colors. For many centuries already such palaces are raised to cultivate compassion to all sentient beings in the people’s souls, to purify the surroundings and establish the harmony in the relations between people and all beings on the planet… On the opening day the monks carried out a beautiful ceremony of purifying the space, marked on the contours of mandala, and then, day by day, grain by grain, thoroughly created a handmade fragile miracle, astonishing with beauty and perfection of forms.



Concerts and Buddhist ceremonies

in Anatoly Vasyliev Theatre

«School of Dramatic Art”


Address: Sretenka, 19/27 (metro Sukharevskaya) Tel.: 923-70-25, 923-62-04.
Ticket office is open from 12 till 19.00 and from 16 till 20 every day

Buddha Medicine Ceremony

By the Tibetan lamas of the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery (Karnataka, India)


October, 16, Saturday


Buddha Medicine is responsible for healing powers of space. He is the reason of appearing “Four medical tantras”, which are the basic of world known Tibetan medicine, that removes not the symptoms, but the roots of the disease. During two hours ritual the monks offer the sounds of dulcimers, bells and long trumpets to Buddha Medicine and ask him to save from sufferings, connected with different kinds of illnesses.
This ritual, based on sacred texts and mantras, is supposed to eliminate all the obstacles, arising on the way to recovery
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Tibetan musical tradition in Russia
Theatre of Tibetan Mystery
«Lung-Ta» (Moscow, Russia)


October, 17, Sunday


The basis of the theatre’s musical mysteries is ancient Tibetan tantric rituals, Tibetan folklore and deities’ dances of the Cham mystery.
Musicians of the theatre skillfully perform the chanting styles of Tibetan monks “gyuke” and “dzoke”, play traditional temple Tibetan instruments, they also use various ethnic musical instruments, pictures from their expeditions and theatrical methods of the European stage in their performances.
At the festival the theatre presented the fragment of its new big mystery “Underground Dante”.
Detailed information about the theater -



Ancient chants of Tibetan nomads
by Jamyang and Yangchen
(Dharamsala, India)


October, 23, Saturday, 20.00


Jamyang and Yangchen were born in a boundless tibetan province Amdo, where His Holiness Dalai-lama got his fourteenth incarnation. They have been singing since early childhood, and inherited their singing talent from their parents. Their fortune is much similar to that of the thousands of other Tibetan refugees, who fled to India crossing the Himalayan ridge to be closer to Dalai-lama…. That is why they settled down in Dharamsala, where the residence of His Holiness is situated now. Jamyang and Yangchen where among the founders of the musical group “Ako Pema”, which from the very beginning was supposed to preserve the singing tradition of Amdo province. In 2000 they were lucky to show their art to Dalai-lama and after they had the audience with him. For the artists personal meeting with His Holiness is the source of great inspiration, a tremendous impetus to do everything that is possible to preserve evanescent tradition of ancient Tibetan nomadic chanting…// >>>>


Ceremony of Mahakala and Kalarupa for Removing Obstacles
by Tibetan lamas of Gyudmed Tantric Monastery
(Karnataka, India)


October, 24, Sunday


Without any exaggeration one can call the overtone chanting of Tibetan monks the visiting card of Tibet. In any film, in any musical composition about the Legendary Roof of the World, one can hear their low voices of a startling depth and power, bringing in them the energy of utterly other, unknown, but magnetic world.

Not many people know though that among thousands of monasteries in Tibet only two sing in this style. One of them is Gyudmed, the monastery with the five hundred year tradition, which appeared soon after its founder, Tibetan lama Sherab Senge heard an amazing voice in a prophetical dream. This voice in an inconceivable way combined low laryngeal sounds similar to the tiger’s roar or peals of thunder, and tender notes of a melodious singing of a young girl…
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"Phurpa" project (Moscow, Russia)
Ritual music of Tibetan tradition Bon
Tantric throat chanting
Traditional Tibetan music


October, 26, Tuesday


Legendary project of Aleksei Tegin “Phurpa” appeared in Moscow at the beginning of the nineties. During the years of its existence many things changed – the musician team and the music itself, but its inner content remained permanent – following the Bon path, the ancient pre-buddhist tradition of Tibet. At a present moment “Phurpa” reconstruct archaic overtone chanting of bonpo priests, which is characteristic of the infratone saturation together with the lower register if to compare with the Buddhist liturgies.




Songs and Dances of the Tibetan plateau
by "Gangjong Doeghar" (Kalimpong, India)


October, 28, Thursday


“These dancers and musicians never saw their motherland, but anyway with pride and professionalism they bring to the world the culture of the Snow Country”.

Hindustan Times

“Gangjong Doeghar” is a gorgeous company of Tibetan songs and dances performers. It was founded in Kalimpong, the northern settlements of Tibetan refugees in India. In “Gangjong Doeghar’s” repertoire is almost the whole range of spiritual and secular music of Tibet, here are the sacral dances of deities-animals, and ritual dances of the hunters; melodious and long folk songs and opera “Lhamo”… // >>>> 





Guhyasamaja Mandala Dispersal Ceremony

By Tibetan lamas of Gyudmed Tantric Monastery (Karnataka, India)


October, 30, Saturday


In Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery (Russian Academy of Arts)


Mandala dispersal ceremony is a special ritual, the aim of which is to underline one of the most important postulates of Buddhism, the idea of impermanence and transiency of everything existing. “It doesn’t matter how much effort we put into creating of the sand palace, - the monks say, - it’s not important that as a result we have an incredible picture, we shouldn’t let ourselves to be attached to the outer form. Everything in this world is subject to destruction, and mandala is not an exception. Dispersal ceremony is a rare opportunity to think about the perishable nature of things. Having felt this on the deep level, we won’t be distracted by the beautiful pictures, but will aspire to a true knowledge”.


Address: Prechistenka, 19 (m."Kropotkinskaya", "Park Kultury")
Tuesday - Sunday: 12.00 - 20.00 (ticket office is open till 19.00), Sunday: 12.00-19.00
Phone/fax 201-4771, phone 201-4150




October, 31
In "Svetlanovsky" (Big) Hall
Moscow International Performance Arts Center on Red Hills


overtone chanting

 by the lamas of Gyudmed Tantric Monastic University

Mountain Yaks and Snow Lions

By "Gangjong Doeghar" (Kalimpong, India)

Ancient songs of Tibetan nomads

 by Jamyang and Yanchen (Dharamsala, India)

Songs for the freedom of Tibet

 by the Theatre of Tibetan Mystery






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