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September 21 - September 22$5
Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society welcomes the public to join them for this unique celebration of Tibetan culture. As the only celebration of its kind, it offers a very special opportunity to learn about Tibetan culture and meditation.
Each day festival attendees can enjoy a wonderful market filled with a vast array of Himalayan merchandise and sample delicious traditional Tibetan food. A festival favourite is the momo – delicious yak meat and vegetarian dumplings! This is your opportunity to find unique imported gifts, artwork, jewelry, clothing, meditation supplies, books and more!
Experience authentic Tibetan music and dance from world renowned Tibetan performers. Trained in folk music, dance and opera, Sherap Sangpo has performed around the world in many venues including Carnegie Hall. Sonam Paljor, singer and musician, was classically trained at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and plays traditional Tibetan string instruments.
Visiting Tibetan monks from the Dzongkar Choede Monastery in India will be participating in this year’s Bazaar. They will be giving demonstrations throughout the weekend on Tibetan Sand Mandala Art and attendees will have the opportunity to try it. In addition, each day guests may learn about meditation and Buddhist philosophy from Khen Rinpoche Jampa Sopa, Abbot of the Dzongkar Choede Monastery in India.
Children are welcome to attend and are invited to participate in a children’s ‘sampler’ meditation session, held on both days from 11:00 – 11:30.
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