ickets: $30 General Public / $25 Seniors, MVCC Staff / FREE for Children and Students (with ID)
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The famed multiphonic singers from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform traditional temple music and mystical masked dances. This extraordinary performance features elaborate costumes, traditional instruments and unique multiphonic singing wherein the monks simultaneously intone three notes of a chord. The Drepung Loseling monks are particularly renowned for this unique singing. They also utilize traditional instruments such as 10-foot-long dung-chen horns, drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpets. Rich brocade costumes and masked dances, such as the Dance of the Sacred Snow Lion, add to the exotic splendor.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Crane Group.

Sand Mandala Creation

The Tibetan monks will create a sand mandala in the Moraine Valley Library from March 18 to 21. Of all of the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date, the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.

Opening Ceremony—Wednesday, March 18, time TBD
Mandala Creation—March 18-21 during normal library hours
Closing Ceremony—Saturday, March 21, time TBD

All sand mandala events are free and open to the public.


“…remarkable…the music and the dance invoke sacred ecstasy…”
The New York Times
“…primordial pool of sound that you feel as much as hear.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“…playful…stately…intriguing…”
Los Angeles Times
“…a universal expression of the human subconscious…it transports you.”
The Washington Post