Monks’ Visit – Upper Keys 2016

The Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks Sacred Art Tour of the Upper Keys, 

Jan 11 – 17, 2016

Pictures from the visit

(download the poster here)

monks 2016

We are very excited to once again host the monks of Drepung Gomang monastery in Southern India on their international Sacred Art Tour.  Learn about unique cultural traditions, experience Tibetan chanting and music, deepen into meditation practice and watch the creation and dissolution of a beautiful sand mandala on the floor of the Parish Hall of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church.

All events are open to the general public and 100% of donations go to benefit the more than 2,000 monks living as refugees at Drepung Gomang monastery in Southern India.

2016 Monks Schedule (Rev.1-11/16/15)

Monday January 11

1:00 PM
Opening Ceremony for World Peace Sand Mandala and Tibetan Marketplace* at St James the Fisherman Episcopal Church Parish Hall (MM 87.5 Bayside)

5:30 PM
Tibetan Marketplace* and Blessing – Ciao Bella Salon and Day Spa (MM 82.9 Oceanside)

 Tuesday January 12
 
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mandala construction and Tibetan Marketplace* at the Parish Hall, St James Church

11:30 AM
Guided Meditation at the Sanctuary at St James Church.

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Traditional Appetizers prepared by the monks with wine and traditional music, Tibetan Marketplace* and Blessing for Garden Club of the Upper Keys, Tickets $20 claricemyentsch@gmail.com  (limited to 60 guests)

Wednesday January 13

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monks work on Peace mandala and Tibetan Marketplace*.

11:30 AM
Guided Meditation at the Sanctuary at St James Church.

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Reception and Tibetan Marketplace* on the veranda of Conference Center at the Islander Resort, A Guy Harvey Outpost, MM 82 Oceanside.

6:00 PM
VIP Reception and Tibetan Dinner, Limited seating (reservations required)Tickets: $75, email
Corie@guyharveyoutpostislamorada.com or call 305-664-2031 ext 281, at the Islander Resort.

7:30 PM
Fire Puja on the North Beach at the Islander Resort.

Thursday January 14

7:45 – 11 AM Breakfast with the monks, Blessing & Tibetan Marketplace* at Island Dolphin Care (150 Lorelane PL Key Largo) Tickets available for $35 donation. Call 305-451-5884 for reservations & details.

10:00 AM – 4 PM
Monks work on Peace mandala and Tibetan Marketplace* at St James Church.

11:30 AM
Guided Meditation at the Sanctuary at St James Church.

Friday January 15

10:00 AM – 4 PM
Monks work on Peace mandala and Tibetan Marketplace* at St James Church.

11:30 AM -noon
Guided Meditation at the Sanctuary at St James Church; Tinchol (Tea Puja practice)—prayers for World Peace and the Welfare of our Keys community.

7:00 PM
“Make a Joyful Noise” Interfaith and Multicultural Musical Evening in the Sanctuary at St. James Church. Tibetan Marketplace* and Mandala viewing in Parish Hall after the music.  Refreshments to follow also. Get the poster here.

Saturday January 16

9 M – 4:00 PM
Sacred Art demonstration atArt Under the Oaks” Festival at San Pedro Catholic Church, MM 89.5 Bayside.

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Tibetan Marketplace* at Coral Isles Church, MM 90 Oceanside.

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Cultural Evening with the monks – Yak and Snow Lion Dances with Traditional Music at Coral Isles Church.

Sunday January 17

10:00 AM  
Interfaith Service at the Sanctuary, St. James Church.

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Mandala Viewing, refreshments at Parish Hall, St James Church.

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Mandala Dissolution Ceremony at the Parish Hall, St. James Church.

5:00 PM
Sand Dispersal Ceremony, Stoneledge Paradise Inn, MM 95 Bayside.

*Tibetan Marketplace is a rare opportunity to purchase items made by Tibetan refugees. Proceeds benefit more than 2000 refugee monks at the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India (drepunggomang.org).

Sponsors of the event: St James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Keys to Peace, The Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, Waypoint Foundation, Glenn Hoover Real Estate, Stoneledge Paradise Inn and Anonymous Donors of the Upper Keys