Sunday, October 08, 2006

tibetfest 2006

it started yesterday and is going to continue today and tomorrow as well. in litchfield 10:00 am until dusk.

Tibetan Culture Converges Festival In Litchfield Showcases Arts, History, Humor Of Region And Its People

By HILDA MUĂ‘OZ Courant Staff Writer October 8 2006
LITCHFIELD -- A Tibetan festival opened Saturday morning on a grassy field at a nature preserve in Litchfield. Visitors, vendors and performers surrounded a pyre of burning incense while a Tibetan monk led the crowd in a spiritual song.After the opening ceremony at TibetFest 2006, held at the White Memorial Conservation Center, the crowd dispersed to share, revel in and learn about Tibetan culture and causes. Vendors sold handicrafts, clothes and rugs. Under sunny skies, visitors strolled around the booths, ate Tibetan noodles and dumplings or watched the dancers, musicians and singers.There was an exhibit by a Tibetan photographer. A painter displayed prints of his tangkas, which are paintings of religious deities. A monk made a colorful mandala out of sand.Phurbu Dolma, 28, sat on the grass with her family and listened while a performer sang modern Tibetan songs."It's beautiful here. I like it because all our own people are here and Tibet is going on. It's about Tibetan culture," said Dolma, who lives in Virginia but was in Litchfield visiting family.TibetFest continues today and Monday from 10 a.m. to dusk.

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