Monday, July 14, 2014

Khandroling Paper Cooperative: Updates on the Festschrift and other News

Several people have asked--YES Khandroling Paper Cooperative will be finalizing the Festscrift dedicated to Choegyal Namkhai Norbu during the retreat with Rinpoche at our table in The Mohawk High School cafeteria most days. As you can imagine we have a full plate here. Thank you all for your fine artwork and texts filled with so much devotion and inspiration. These are in the  process of being printed now. During the retreat we will be pasting in the individual art works and texts with rice paper hinges into the handmade book made by Sheryl’s husband Walter. So stop by for a visit. Hopefully in time, we can create a virtual book.

[Tashi Mannox Dzogchen Calligraphy prepared for Choegyal Namkhai Norbu in our Festschrift]

ON ANOTHER NOTE: During the retreat, interested people are invited to experience papermaking and/or origami first hand during our open demo at the Mohawk High School on Friday July 18 from 1-4:00 PM with Sheryl and Brenda, our main instructors in the paper cooperative. This will take place after lunch and between teachings by Rinpoche. 

If you are local or wish to come back for a visit, we will hold our 2nd Annual Fiber to Fiber Papermaking Workshop on August 9 & 10 at the gorgeous Lower Khandroling Farm Coop which will be in full bloom.  

Right now we are working on a number of projects we hope will come to fruition including a partnership with a local museum to house our studio as an educational center for all things paper year round sometime in the early fall. More on this as things develop. Stay tuned for further programs for 2014/2015.

We have completed our “sacred” calligraphy paper for Lama Tsultrim and others such as a unique project with Jennifer Storey who is a student in the Shang Shung Tibetan Medicine online program. The results are wonderful and still improving as we experiment. We are always happy when people “get” our mission of recycling sacred texts and substances for the purpose of sacred art.  Here is Jennifer preparing her pulp with special symbols for a project she is working on. 

Looking forward to our retreat with Rinpoche..........and sharing our enthusiasm for the ancient art of hand papermaking.

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