Some folk who hear about Drala Jong assume all the art that will be created and performed there will be from an unfamiliar cultural context – either obviously overtly Buddhist, or inspired by Asian and Oriental influences. This pre judgement leads to the conclusion that somehow Drala Jong won’t be accessible to everyone, but just those who want to explore Buddhist practice.
In actuality, we’re proud that in fact Drala Jong will be about exploring and expanding all the senses and sense fields, and engaging with art in every way it might manifest. Our intention is to make the centre relevant to anyone who enjoys art, craft, or the simple joy of living – whether inspired by East or West, whether modern, or traditional. An example of this is embracing classical forms of dance, in particular 18th century dance.
Taken from ‘Pride and Prejudice‘
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