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MUSICAL THE WHEEL OF LIFE by UNITED PEACE ARTISTS
Performed by the monks and nuns of the Ganden Tashi Choeling Buddhist Centre in Germany
Introduced by Marco Columbro
Saturday 6th July 2019 at 20.30 Teatro il Maggiore, Verbania (Italy)
From 18.00 in the foyer: sand mandala with Tibetan monks, music, craft show, books, painting, Tibetan calligraphy and more.
Organised by the Fondazione Lama Gangchen per una Cultura di Pace
United Peace Artists return to Italy for the 2019 Himalayan Festival. This musical offers comic sketches and meaningful reflections drawn from the teachings of the inner scientist Buddha Shakyamuni.
The Wheel of Life is a precious Buddhist image showing the cycle of samsara, the continual rebirth of beings in the Wheel of Becoming. It represents suffering and its causes, the three mental poisons – ignorance, attachment and hatred – and the possibility to overcome them by following the advice of the Buddha. It also shows the law of karma, our positive or negative actions and their consequences, the six realms of existence and the 12 rings of interdependence. The Wheel of Life is gripped in the claws of the terrifying Mara, the Lord of death. Outside the Wheel is the Buddha indicating a way out.
In this musical the artists of Ganden Tashi Choeling lead us by the hand through the inner realms of life towards the exit from samsara, towards happiness. Ready for the trip?