The Triptych Journey team made a ten-day foray into the magical landscape of Mustang, Nepal. We started in the gateway town of Jomson, and made a slow journey north to Lo Monthang, the ancient capital of the formerly Buddhist Kingdom. Our timing was auspicious- we were able to film the annual harvest, which takes place over the course of two days. We also were able to film a portion of the Vajrakilaya dance, which was originally performed by Padmasambhava at the Samye Monastery in Tibet. Padmasambhava, evoked the tantric dance in order to capture and tame the local demons, who were blocking the construction of Tibet’s first Buddhist temple.
The Sacred Dance Video Short was filmed by Ronen Schechner and edited by Daniel Schechner.