Mani Rimdu Festival
Mani Rimdu is a re-creation of legendary events; the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet by the great saint, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). Through the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled, or converted to Dharma Protectors, as positive forces clash with those of chaos. The dances convey Buddhist teachings on many levels – from the simplest to the most profound – for those who do not have the opportunity to study and meditate extensively.
Following is the schedule for Mani rimdu festival of this year:
Day 1: WONG (blessings) -Tuesday 12 Nov 2019
Day 2: CHHAM (masked dance) – Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
Day 3: JHINSAK (fire offerings) – Thursday 14 Nov 2019
Day 4: LHOKPAR (destruction of the sand Mandela) – Friday 15 Nov 2019