Get blessed the monks |

Get blessed the monks

Dear Editor:

The Gaden Shartse monks are returning to Aspen from July 23-29 to continue The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour. Representatives have been visiting the United States since 1989 to fulfill their mission directed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of helping to spread peace, compassion, and tolerance through cultural exchange, interfaith dialog, and Buddhist teachings. In their first touring year, John Denver’s Windstar Foundation invited the monks for their first Aspen visit to construct a Sacred Sand Mandala to help heal the Earth and our valley’s land and waters.

Following last year’s visit, the home and office space made available for the monks respectively sold for a generous price and now has a long term, mutually beneficial lease. This opportunity is available for your Aspen home or downtown Aspen office space. If you are interested, please contact Yva-Marie at (970) 401-3233,

During their 2011 Aspen visit, the monks will be creating a large Sacred Sand Mandala as well as providing a Sacred Dancer performance, group meditation, home and business blessing ceremonies, and personal healing sessions. Blessing ceremonies remove obstacles to health, wealth, and happiness.

All responses from businesses blessed last year have reported an increase in productivity and are still up and running! Have your friends over for a gathering as the monks bless your space and all involved.

We send love and blessings to all of last year’s participants, volunteers, and sponsors including Evan Boenning, Nepal Restaurant, Aspen Skiing Co. and Ski Patrol, Syzygy, Cantina, Mezzaluna, Poppycocks, Asie, Elevation and Jour de’ Fete.

Event sponsors and donors of all levels are invited to help and support this year’s events. For more information on tour events or to book sessions, please contact Yva-Marie at (970) 401-3233,

Serene-Marie Washburn


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