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: