UU St. Pete InfoNet: January 29, 2017 Tibetan Monks Tour

This is going out as a summary of the upcoming week with the Tibetan Monks, sharing the UUSPs events and needs for the week.


Volunteer to Welcome Visitors during Tibetan Monk Tour

VOLUNTEER TO WELCOME VISITORS TO THE TIBETAN MONK SACRED ART TOUR at Florida CraftArt this week, Tuesday through Saturday (January 31 - February 4) any morning 9:30a-noon or any afternoon noon-4:30p. Sign up via Rev. Jack at jfdonovan@bellsouth.net or call 352-327-6166.  There will also be a sign-up sheet on the piano in the UUSP social hall.

Thank you!!

Contact: Jack Donovan


TIBETAN MONKS AT UU ST PETE - Potluck and Presentation

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

UUSP has the honor of hosting eight Tibetan Buddhist monks at a dinner on Saturday evening, February 4, in our social hall.  The evening will start with a potluck dinner at 6:00pm, followed by a presentation by the monks. Please be part of our welcome of this extraordinary group. 

The monks (usually in residence with the Dalai Lama, exiled in India) are conducting a Sacred Art Tour, with St. Pete as one of their stops. Their primary activities in St. Pete will be creating a sacred Peace sand mandala at the Florida CraftArts Gallery at 501 Central Avenue, plus daily chanting at 10am and 5pm.

The focus of the presentation at UUSP has yet to be decided - possibly one of the tradition's sacred dances, possibly a talk on Tibetan Buddhist tradition and practice (with perhaps a note or two about how the community is maintaining the tradition and practice in exile).

There were a few typos in the January 27 InfoNet which had the date and time of the Potluck noted incorrectly.

Please reach out to Rev. Jack (jfdonovan@bellsouth.net) with any questions: such as Volunteers for the Art Tour days and potluck needs.