Sacred Dances, by Matthieu Ricard – 1


During the public rehearsal of an annual festival of sacred dances at Shechen Monastery in Nepal, the dancers do not wear masks or costumes but add multicolored scarves to their monastic dress. Here, they practice a dance in honor of sixteen spiritual ‘heroes’ called gings in the monastery courtyard. 29 March 2015.


Ceremony of Lama Sangdu, preceeding the Tsechu Festival of Sacred dances, Monastery of Shechen, Nepal. 29 March, 2015.