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General News · 21st October 2009
Jeanette Taylor
Public Blessing at Squirrel Cove
meet at green space next to Laundromat
All welcome

7:00 pm Manson’s Hall
Refreshments by Cortes School
before performance as fundraiser
for school programs

7:30 pm Performance at Manson’s Hall
Tibetan Instrument Playing ( 10 minutes)
Chanting for Peace and Happiness (10 minutes)
Traditional Tibetan Dance ( 20 minutes)
Dance for Blessing ( 10 minutes)
Dance for Long Life ( 10 minutes)
Meditation time ( 5 minutes)
Debating ( 10 minutes)
Instrument Playing ( 5 minutes)
Chanting ( 10 minutes)
Suggested Donation: $10.00
All donations used to provide food, medical care and education for monks at Gaden Jangtse Monastery, South India, many of whom are recent refugees from Tibet.

7:00 pm Manson’s Hall
Refreshments by Linnea School
before performance as fundraiser
for school programs

7:30 pm Movie at Manson’s Hall
The Unmistaken Child
Suggested Donation $6.00

The Monks' visit to Cortes is sponsored by the Squirrel Cove Trading Company and Hollyhock.

Tibetan Monks Visit Our Areas
Five exiled Tibetan monks from India will spend seven days in residence at Campbell River Art
Gallery from October27 to November 4, as part of a Canada-wide tour. The monks begin their mornings at 10am with traditional prayers, chanting and music. Their daily sacred practice also includes the creation of a sand mandala, a traditional art form that embodies meditation practice and provides a support for the meditating person. Its intricate design is rendered in millions of grains of coloured sand. The entire process, including the the mandala dismantling ceremony on November 4, will be on view in the main exhibition hall. The public is invited to step into Tibetan culture by visiting the Gallery from 10am till noon, and 1:30 till 5pm to witness these ancient spiritual traditions. The suggested donation is $5.

As part of their residence, the monks will participate in other community programs. On October 30th, at 7:45pm, they’ll perform Tibetan music and dance at the Quadra Island Community Center, followed by a viewing of the 2009 documentary “Unmistaken Child.” The event is presented by Friday Flicks Film Club and admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. On November 1 at 11am the monks will lead a Buddhist meditation and dharma talk at the Quadra Island Community Centre, with admission by donation.

The monks sail to Cortes Island later on November 1 for an evening of Tibetan music, dance, debates and chanting at Manson's Hall, Cortes Island at 7:00, as the guests of Hollyhock Retreat and Squirrel Cove Trading Company. Admission by donation.

The monks will also perform music prior to a film screening for the general public at Timberline Secondary School on November 3 at 7pm.

The monks, some of whom are recent exiles from Tibet, are available several other evenings while staying in Campbell River for cultural performances or to conduct private blessings of individuals or places. They will also give school programs at the Gallery. All proceeds from their stay go to benefit the monks’ monastery in India. For more information call Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261 or

The Tibetan monks’ residency at Campbell River Art Gallery is sponsored by Klari Varallyai and Campbell River Physiotherapy Clinic and on Cortes Island by Hollyhock Retreat Centre and the Squirrel Cove Trading Co.

Jeanette Taylor
Campbell River Art Gallery
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