Day for Tibet

Sunday, December 4, 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Gualala Arts Center

Gaden Shartse monks December 4th will be a "Day for Tibet" at the Gualala Arts Center featuring a group of Tibetan monks on a world tour from the Gaden Shartse monastery in Southern India. These monks, from the Dalai Lama's tradition, visited our area last year and touched many people with their peaceful presence and many talents. They performed for local schools, counseled individuals and families, and conducted "empowerment" ceremonies. Last year's venues included the Gualala Arts Center, Point Arena Theater, Oz Farm, and the Pacific Community Charter School.

Tibetan monks Sunday, December 4th at the Gualala Arts Center will feature an afternoon performance at 1 p.m. of traditional Tibetan music, dance, and theater pieces. Intermission will provide an opportunity to purchase handmade Tibetan artifacts, clothing, and books. Admission will be sliding scale ($10 and up) with no one turned away for lack of funds. All money goes directly to help support the survival of the Tibetan culture in exile.

At 4 p.m. they will conduct a Blessing of the Gualala River sponsored by the Friends of the Gualala River. Please bring walking shoes and a jacket to use on the River Trail.

The blessing will be followed by a community potluck with plenty of time to socialize, walk the grounds, and relax with the monks.

At 6 p.m. the monks will conduct an "empowerment" ceremony known as Chenrenzig, the Buddha of Compassion. The blessing of Chenrenzig is highly sought after as it helps one to become more peaceful and compassionate despite current events. There will be a separate donation ($20 and up) requested for this ceremony, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The "Day for Tibet" will conclude around 8 p.m.

Please plan on attending and invite your friends for a special event with some very special people. For further information contact Jef Schultz at (707) 884-3607.