SACRED MONASTIC DANCE
"In a meditative state...the dance comes out of that...In tantra oneself becomes the Buddha."
?Lobsang Samten, ritual dance master of the Namygal monks
"Only in meditation are the methods of chanting and instrumental playing revealed."
?His Holiness, The l6th Gylwya Karmapa
Cham dances are the secret ritual dances of the Tibet's Buddhist monks. They are part of an elaborate and intensive ritual initiation that lasts anywhere from one day up to two weeks. Cham dances are performed for deep emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification, and while they are...