Monday, January 27, 2014

The Monks are coming!

The monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery are returning to Chapel Hill for two weeks in February. You may remember my blog posts about them last June when they visited the Saxapahaw area to construct the sand mandala. We loved being a part of this event. The monastery has been using the video Wesley shot and they have asked her to come back and document the pageant. Wesley enthusiastically offered our house for them to stay in while they are here, so we will have three of the monks living with us for two weeks. How cool is this!?

I have been trying out some recipes from Nepal that I found online and some that the coordinator of the event gave me. They are not much different from how we eat now. Lots of curry, cumin, tumeric, garam masala, veggies and rice. I'll be sharing this adventure with you, although, out of respect for the monks, not a lot of photos here at home. I am also going to be helping out with the kids classes at the Artscenter that they will be conducting, so that will be lots of fun. Looks like an exciting February for us, glad I got this cold business out of the way last week!

I hope that you can find some time in your schedules to come and meet the monks. They are incredibly special people and you will be so glad you came! Here's what's happening:

Events Scheduled for Sacred Art Tour February 2014
February 5, 2014 at 7PM
The ArtsCenter located at 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro NC

Mandala Construction Schedule for February 9th to 15th
There is no admission to the opening and closing ceremonies or during the construction of the mandala, but your donations will be greatly appreciated.  A Tibetan Bazaar will be set up for the sale of Tibetan handicrafts created by the Tibetan refugee community located in South India refugee settlements.

100% of all proceeds go directly to support, educate, house, feed and clothe the 2000+ refugee monks living at Drepung Gomang Monastery located in the Lama Camp of the Tibetan Colony located in Karnataka, India. Visit us on Facebook at The Art of Compassion or at for more information


Dennis Allen said...

Fabulous !

Tracey Broome said...

I KNOW!!!!

FetishGhost said...

I think its gotten to be time that I back up my thoughts with action and start opening up my home and studio to the large world. well done Trace...

Lori Buff said...

How exciting for you all.

Michèle Hastings said...

This will be such a memorable experience for you and your family!

Amy said...

Wow, how exciting about the Monks coming! They just seem so inspiration and peace-filled.
I think of you when I drive by the intersection on 15/501 near you.

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Susan Wells said...

oh this is soo cool! This pic of Wes and the monks is adorable.