By — BT NEWSDESK
Budapest: On 11 June 2023, with an invitation from Lama Chophel from the Buddhist Center in Tar, TIPA’s artists enacted an opera performance on the life of “Gautam Buddha” for an hour in the courtyard of the new monastery.
It was an open-air show for the audience, largely Buddhist religious devotees who had come to learn Buddhist doctrines at the monastery. Before the play was enacted, an interpreter read out the play in Hungarian to an audience of 400 comprising mostly Europeans as well as a few Tibetans living in different parts of Hungary.
The audience witnessed the play with great intensity and deep devotion. Most of the audience felt some sort of spiritual blessing and gave a standing ovation after the play. Many made it a point to come up and say that the life of Buddha was beautifully narrated and overwhelmed them.
No doubt the success of the play was a result of the dedication and hard work of the artists of TIPA and the encouragement of their teachers, the artiste community, and the backing of TIPA, an institution founded and blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture.
–Filed by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts