Sunday, March 20, 2016

News from Around Tsegyalgar East


 [Amanda Pollock's selfie]


Recently Joe Zurylo wrote:

The other day while taking a ride up to KHANDROLING i stopped and picked up our
small sign along the town road, so it wouldn't be destroyed by the snow plow.
This gave me the idea that it would be nice to have a real sign on our propertywhere the new road joins into the public road. made and painted by us. The back ground will be a dark red and the carved letters will be gold leaf painted.

Jim Smith hand carved a Long-Sal symbol above the letters KHANDROLING, it will also be gold leafed. The sign will be set into PT timbers buried into the ground and have a small roof over it for protection. The sign is approximately 24" high and around 60" long.

Above the finished sign. 


[Photo by Amanda Pollock, Group photo of Tara Retreat led by Paula Barry]

[Photo by Anastasia of Jeremy, our Geko and Paula Barry]


Khandroling Paper Cooperative held another Open Studio focusing on refining our lotus origami skills (not as easy as you think). Afterwards we embarked on carving more wood blocks to make our first edition of cards using our own paper.

Nick Boutros stopped by to show us an amulet folding. Lots happening these days as we coordinate an outstanding variety of Paper and related Contemplative workshops in light of our Lotus Paper Project. Please visit our 2016 Spring and Summer Schedule here.

[Two new woodcuts by Jacqueline (left eternal knot on a lotus) and Sheryl (right AH) on our handmade paper]

The next April 3 workshop Writing the Mani Mantra  with Tibetan Translator Dara Juels takes place in the yellow schoolhouse at 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Participants can also make paper, fold origami lotus' and print on the etching press if they wish. 

Daria Juels became interested in Buddhism as a teenager and after taking a college course in Buddhism began to study Zen meditation. She lived in a Zen Buddhist community for a few years while attending art school. She met her Teacher, a Tibetan Nyingma Lama, ten years ago and became interested in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as well as the Tibetan language. Studying scriptural Tibetan with Heidi Nevin, a well-known translator, she developed her knowledge of the written language. Wishing to become fluent in the spoken language Dara travelled to Nepal five years ago where she lived for almost two and a half years studying both language and meditation practices with various teachers in the Nyingma Lineage. When she returned to the United States she furthered her studies at a translator program at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde in Northern California. Dara began doing both written translation of dharma practices and teachings for buddhist teachers as well as oral translation for her husband. She has a passion for both Tibetan language and translating the vast wealth of wisdom within the spiritual tradition into English. Her wish is participate in assuring that the blessings of the path are carried into the Western languages.


Shang Shung Institute of America's Menpa Wangmo and the Conway Historical Society's Board gather after her talk on Tuesday, March 22. About 30 people attended the talk.
Community member, Marilyn McArthur was elected to the Historical Society board. Red Gakyil member, Amanda Pollock became a sworn official of the town of Conway. She is a member of the 250th Anniversary Committee for the town.

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