Monks’ Visit Key West 2016

Tashi Delek from Key West Tara Mandala

compassion proclamation

Compassion Proclamation

The Week of Compassion

We are happy to announce that  Mayor of Monroe County, Heather Carruthers, has designated a Week of Compassion during the time the Drepung Gomang Monks are in Key West and the upper Keys. (January 3-17, 2016)

We are very grateful that the compassion of the Drepung Gomang Monks is being recognized in this way. We hope that you and any friends will take an opportunity during their visit to experience their wisdom and energy.

Here is the current schedule of events in Key West!

January 3-10-Sunday thru Sunday
Key West Tibetan Festival – Sacred Art Tour 2016
the Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery
Sponsored by Key West Tara Mandala & Hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Opportunities are available to host home, business, boat and community Blessings


Schedule of Public Events:


Jan 3-Sunday-9:30-10:45 am @ St. Paul’s Church-415 Duval St/Eaton St
Welcome Service for the Monks –Sunday Message: Creating Compassion


Jan 3-Sunday-1:00 pm @ St. Paul’s Church- 415 Duval St/Eaton St
Opening Ceremonies- Blessing of the Sand Mandala of Compassion
Begin  Construction- Dharma Talk
Free to Public


Jan 4-Jan 8th-Monday thru Friday @ St. Paul’s Church-415 Duval St/Eaton St
10:00-12:00- Monks Morning Blessings & Meditation,
On-going Creation of the Sand Mandala of Compassion/Tibetan Marketplace12:00 pm-20 minute Dharma Talks-Topics include Karma, Impermanence,etc3:00 or 4:00 pm-(Time varies)-Closing Blessings & Tea Ceremony for Mandala
Free to Public


Jan 4- Monday 3:45-6:00 pm @ Margaret Street Pier (behind Turtle Kraals)
Sunset Sail on the HINDU w/the Tibetan Monks


Jan 4- Monday 7:00-8:30 pm @ St. Paul’s Church- 15 Duval St/Eaton St
Concert-Crystal Bowl Healing
with Debra Kupchok , Eric Paul Lev6 & the Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks
Suggested Donation $20


Jan 5-Tuesday 1:oo-3:00 pm @ The Studios of Key West – 533 Eaton Street
1:00-3:00 pm-Create a Sand Mandala
$75 @ TSKW.ORG

Jan 6-Wednesday  @ Key West Botanical Garden-College Road, Stock Island

Tibetan Artisan Marketplace, An offering of the CHOD & Dharma Talk 5:00-6:00 pm-Tibetan Artisan Marketplace-Gardens Walk
6:00-6:30 pm-CHOD-Tibetan Practice
6:30-7:00 pm-Dharma Talk Q&A
Free to Public


Jan 7th-Thursday
6:30-9 pm @ The Tropic Cinema-416 Eaton St
Tibetan Tea Reception, Artisan Marketplace & Movie-“Journey from Zanskar”
Tea with the monks, Movie Introduction and Q & A with the Monks after the movie.
Suggested Donation $20/ Tickets Limited


Jan 8th-Friday
5:00-6:00 pm
@ St Paul’s Church Parish Hall
Tibetan Cuisine Cooking Class/Limit 8
Suggested Donation $15

7:00-9:00 pm
@ St Paul’s Church Parish Hall

Authentic Tibetan MOMO Dinner & Artisan Marketplace-Dharma Talk-Sacred Music
Suggested Donation $30


Jan 9th- Saturday  9:30 am-12:00 pm @ Key West Botanical Garden-Stock Island
Tibetan Artisan Marketplace, Dharma Talk & Cultural Pageant
Free to Public


Jan 9-Saturday 2:00-4:00 pm @ St. Paul’s Church-415 Duval St/Eaton St
Tibetan Artisan Marketplace & Other Events (TBA)
Free to Public


Jan 9th -Saturday 7:00-8:30pm at St.Paul’s Church- 415DuvalSt/Eaton St
Concert-Sacred Sounds: Songs of Peace, Songs of Compassion
Tibetan Monks w/St Paul’s Chorus, Blessed Community Choir & Skipper Kripitz & Friends
Suggested Donation $20


Jan 10th-Sunday 9:30-10:45 am @ St. Paul’s Church-415 Duval St/Eaton St
Farewell Service for the Monks

Jan 10-Sunday 1:00-2:30 pm @ St. Paul’s Church & Simonton Street Beach

Closing Ceremonies-Dissolution Sand Mandala of Compassion
Procession along
Simonton Street to Simonton Street Beach
Final Blessings–Monks Depart
Free to Public