Himalayan Cultural Centre
  

Major Activities of Himalayan Culture Centre:

Himalayan Culture Centre is happy to announce that we organize great events and International Seminars. We also got an opportunity to organize Mandala and Thangkas exhibition. The artists for Thangka and Mandalas come from Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe and artists come from Kalimpong, Mundgod and Bylakuppe.

EXHIBITION:

Himalayan Culture Centre has been organizing various activities and arranging Mandala and Thangka exhibition in all over the India and aboard USA, Europe and Canada etc. Through Thangka and Mandala exhibitions we describe Himalayan Culture but also spread awareness of the situation of Himalayan traditions and Buddhist Culture etc. The Himalayan and Tibetan artists describe the core value of its deep culture and long history.
Our organization currently displayed and expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to display their work and for a creation of a much-needed platform for artists in India.

We also organized an exhibition in Paris in the month of May at St. Mary’s Church, which was very appreciated by the French.



DHARMA: 

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Sand Mandala of Lord Avalokiteshvara who Symbolizes compassion as a Central Focus of the Spiritual Experience

Organizing of Cultural shows by the monks of Sera Mey Monastery in Europe, USA & Canada. Gaden Monastery, Drepong Monastery and Sera Monastery, are the three largest Buddhist Universities in Tibet. The three Monasteries have been re established In Karnataka by the Tibetan population in exile. Gaden Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Mundgod and the Sera Mey and Jey at Bylakuppe, South India

Their significance as a religious, artistic, and cultural relic led it being preserved by the National Key Cultural Relic Preservation scheme in 1961, and are now known as the 'Three Great Monasteries and Universities’.

In the early 15th century, Tsong Khapa called for the Reformation of Religion, advocating the rooting out the previous disadvantages in religious orders and initiated the Gelugpa. This sect also became known as the Yellow Hat sect, as its disciples were always wearing yellow hats. This order went on to become the biggest sect in Tibetan Buddhism.

Debating of Buddhist Doctrines

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The Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism studies Buddhist doctrines using a step-by-step process. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa.

Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery have already established themselves abroad by going on tours and organizing various cultural shows. We at would like to take forward the Monks of Sera Mey Monastery and organize tours in various parts of the world.

The Monks will perform mask dances, through these mask dances, teachings of Lord Buddha and other religious values are presented to people, and evil spirits and misfortunes are warded off.


The Cham (black hat dance):
It is a lively masked and costumed dance and is accompanied by music played by monks using traditional Tibetan instruments. The dances often offer moral instruction relating to compassion for sentient beings and are held to bring merit to all who perceive them. Cham dances are considered a form of meditation, and an offering to the gods. Performed by the lamas in the Sera Monastery, these dances demonstrate perfect footwork and grace.

The monks will create sacred Mandalas. The Tibetan mandala is a tool for gain. Monks will also perform their multi-phonic chanting.


Scholarship and Projects:
We provide scholarships to lamas so their daily living expenses are taken care of and they can devote their energy in study of dharma and artwork. 

We also sponsor the trainings of Monks and Nuns and suppot their projects of spreading Dharma. In collaboration with the Monasteries in Karnataka we’ve held various exhibitions, cultural programs, conferences etc. Sera Monastery is one of the monasteries giving highest degree of doctorate in Buddhism. Himalayan and especially Tibet has a unique culture heritage, which incorporates Buddhist spirituality and is facing the threat of extinction. Our effort is to preserve Tibet- its environment, its culture and its people and their talent.

We thought of creating a platform where we could bring together those artists who generally did not find easy access to the mainstream shows.

At the end you all are the one to judge and support this effort and by doing this you are supporting the young and emerging artists of this country, and through that you are sharing the cultural heritage of a great country.


CULTURE SHOW:



From Bangalore, Mundgod and Mumbai the Foundation has done untiring works to achieve its goals. We have been organizing shows and arranging cultural events regularly and providing platforms to Himalayan Artists to showcase their talent. Through us they get chance to perform globally and showcase their talent through music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings

We also an organize regular shows at Royal Mumbai Yacht Club which was established more than 150 years ago and commands a very respectable image amongst clubbers. They celebrate Tibet Night and invite the members of the club and show cultural events followed by dinner. Cultural India Foundation gives training to the artists thus making this show a success.

In recent past our organization has organized many cultural events, one of them is a cultural show in Paris celebrating the 77th Birthday of H.H. Dalai Lama. This took place on 17th and 18th of July 2012 in Paris. There were many artists participated in this event. All the artists travelled from India. Our organization has supported the burden of their expenses. The show has become very popular among people living there and has been a great success. 

Our upcoming artists are given a chance to perform in kala-Ghoda festival, which takes place in Mumbai every year. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an annual festival, usually around nine days long, held in late January or early February, in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai, India. The sub-festivals feature the visual arts, dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature, lectures, seminars and workshops, heritage walks, special events for children, and a vibrant street festival. (All expenses are paid by the Himalayan Culture Centre including hotel and travel expenses)

The Himalaya Culture Centre, group of Artists has been selected continuously for the last four years due to public demand, which is a matter of pride for any organization.

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS:

We are organizing various International Conference and National Seminars on Inter Faiths, Himalaya Cultures and Buddhists doctrines etc.

Recently in 2015 we organized Interfaith Seminar in India Habitat Centre where, more than thirty Religious Leaders from all over the world joined for the conference and discussed Religious Harmony and World Peace etc.

In recent past our organization has organized Celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday at Delhi, many cultural events, Cultural shows and seminars. All the artists travelled from different part of India. Our organization has supported the burden of their expenses. This event becomes one of the most successful one.

 

 
 
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