Monks 2015

Monks 2015

The monks will return on Feb 17, 2015, for a “fire puja” ceremony at Island Dolphin Care (contact them at 305-451-5884 for more information – starts at 4 pm) and then on Feb 18, 2015, a cruise on the “Island Star” tied up at Smuggler’s Cove Marina & Ship Store (MM 85.9 B/S).

Reservations are required for the cruise as seating is limited. Contact Nancy Joe ( for more information. Private Tea Pujas (Tinchol) are also available on the cruise.

Pictures from the Feb 18 Cruise

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Pictures from the January visit:

Playing Miniature Golf at Dolphin Golphin

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 Selling items with their Tibetan Marketplace at Island Market Place

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Kids in the Church with the Monks

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At Island Dolphin Care

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At the Buddhist Study Group (with a stop at Tower of Pizza)

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Miscellaneous Pictures

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Building the mandala


 Their mission: “to share and preserve Tibetan culture
which artfully overflows with spirituality, compassion and beauty.”


Group picture of "our" monks

On Jan 16th the Tibetan Monks from the Drepang Gomang Monastery created a World Peace Mandala at St James the Fisherman Episcopal Church (87500 Overseas Hwy) in Islamorada.

Many thanks to Frank Sheen, Father Tom Graf, Denise Downing, and Nancy Joe (and all the volunteers—KTP and St James Church) for a successful visit.