Guru Tshengye, Tamzhing Phala Choethpa: 2nd DayAdditional title: Eight Mainifestations of Guru Rinpoche
NamesCore of Culture (Organization) (Producer)Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2005
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 707
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanMasks -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)Processions -- BhutanBumthang (Bhutan : District)Musical instruments -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesBiographical/historical: Tamzhing Phala Choethpa means the Tamzhing Festival of the Boar or Pig. Five kms drive from the Jakar town lies the Tamshing Lungrub Chholing which means the Temple of the Good message. In 1501 Pema Lingpa established it and now is the most important Nyingma goemba in the Kingdom. It is believed that Pema Lingpa had built the goemba with the assistance from Khandroma (female celestial deities/angels). Inside there are original images painted by Pema Lingpa. On the east side of the inner court lies a small lhakhang called as Dunkur Lhakhang. The lhakhang has an unusual design with the main chapel in the center of the assemble hall, almost like a separate building. In the front lies three thrones for the three incarnations (body, mind & speech) of Terton Pema Lingpa.Content: Tamzhing Phala Choethpa Festival (Sept. 13, 2005: Day Two): Atsara Cham - Dance of the Atsaras ; Lang Zam - Bull-headed Zam Dance ; Phag Cham - Dance of the Boar ; Peling Jug Ging - Dance of the Ging with Batons (Monks) ; Peling Dri Ging - Dance of the Ging with Swords (Monks) ; Peling Nga Cham - Peling Drum Dance (Laymen) ; Guru Tshengye - Eight Mainifestations of Guru Rinpoche.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Tamzhing Lhakhang/Monastery (dance apron of main courtyard, first floor balcony looking back across the diagonal towards camera c), in Bumthang, on Sept. 13, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 18 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThis is just the first part - the opening deities dance - before the procession begins. No more was taped, since the angles to the sitting Guru Tsengey on the right were too cock-eyed, and looked over corrugated iron roofs and past the flag poles. This dance shows the eight different forms that Guru Rinpoche assumed in order to bring all different beings into the Buddhist fold: 1. Guru Tshokye Dorji (Diamond Thunderbolt Born from the lake). 2. Guru Shakya Senge (The Lion of the Shakya Clan). 3. Guru Loden Chogsey (Guru who aspires from the supreme knowledge). 4. Guru Padmasasbhava (Lotus Born). 5. Guru Pema Gyalpo (Lotus-King) 6. Guru Nima Yeozer (Sunbeam) 7. Guru Senge Dradok (The one who speaks with a lion voice). 8. Guru Dorji Dragpo (Terrifying Thunderbolt) and Guru Dorji Drolo (Thunderbolt). The fairy standing on the right of the Guru is Mandarava, the lady of wisdom. Ugyen Rinpoche made her his own emanation for the benefit of the beings to be converted in the Kingdom of Zahor. The fairy to his left is Yeshey Tshogyel one of his wives. She is a representation of the Goddess of knowledge, mother of all the Buddhas. She helped to establish Buddhism in Tibet. The sixteen fairies (Rigma Chudrug) are emanations of the same person. They are Goddesses of offerings. The Guru Tshen Gye dance is said to bring total happiness to people. A changeless faith in the glorious deeds of Ugyen Rinpoche s mind, speech and body is born to them.Tamzhing Phala Choethpa is held for three days each year from the 10-12th day of 8th Bhutanese month. A Chamjug or rehearsal day is held on the 9th day of the Lunar Month.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19780388Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 68693db0-8292-0130-5024-3c075448cc4b
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