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Wednesday morning workshop: 28 June, Prayer beads

Prayer beads are one of the most ancient and widespread aids to prayer and meditation. All of the world's major religions (and many of the minor ones as well), use prayer beads in some form. In fact the only world religion that does not use them is Judaism.

Prayer beads come in many shapes and sizes, from small rings that fit in the pocket to giant sets with 5000 beads for all-night sittings. Attention will be focussed, among others, on the many different Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jain and Neo-pagan forms.

The workshop is divided into two. First of all a talk about the history and diversity of prayer beads based on the TRC's extensive collection of prayer beads, and after a short break a practical in which the participants have the chance to make some medieval European forms, namely a paternoster, a chaplet and a German style circlet rosary.

Date: 28 June 2017. Time: 10.00 - 13.00 hrs. Venue: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, Leiden. Costs: 25 euros. Maximum number of participants: 15. Registration:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Language: Dutch (and English when and if required).

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Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

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Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

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The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
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