Saint Joseph's Cultural Center
A Beautiful Landmark Monument and Community and Cultural Art Center
Historic Rose Garden . Weddings . Concerts . Dance . Yoga . Taiko Dojo .
Ghidotti Room Dance and Yoga Studio
3rd Floor Artists . African Drumming . Grass Valley Museum . Classes
410 South Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4725
Located on the Corner of Church & Chapel Two Blocks From Historic Downtown Grass Valley, California
Saint Joseph's Events Calendar
All events listed below take place at
St. Joseph's Cultural Center
410 S. Church Street in Grass Valley
SACRED EARTH AND HEALING ARTS OF TIBET TOUR THE MONKS OF GADEN SHARTSE MONASTERY
JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 2, 2014
Unless otherwise noted - all events at
St. Joseph's Cultural Center,
410 S. Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945
To schedule personal healings, house land or business blessings, astrology and for the evening of Dinner with the monks please call Joseph 530-272-4725.
MEDICINE BUDDHA SAND MANDALA
Viewing Schedule approx. 10am -6pm daily
(after 1pm Sundays and not during events)
Events are by suggested donation
All are welcome
No one is EVER turned away.
All proceeds benefit Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation,
a 50C3 non-profit organization helping Gaden Shartse Monastery in Southern India.
Friday, January 17th
7:00 PM: Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony
The sand mandala is an ancient Tibetan art form and is carefully constructed from colored sand particles (in old Tibet ground gems, herbs, minerals) forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world. Among the Tibetan arts, this ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. This Mandala is a representation of the Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer in Tibetan medicine that is available for liberating the individual from suffering and is an exemplary metaphor for the mystical elements which are universally inherent in the holistic healing tradition.
Saturday, January 18th
10:00 AM: Dharma Talk: 12 Karmic Links of Dependent Origination (1st Lecture in as series of 4. Attend any or all lectures)
3:00 PM: Blessing of Sacred Objects: Bring your sacred objects to the hall for the monks to bless.
7:00 PM: Evening of Cultural Exchange with the Indigenous People of Nevada County & Northern California. Bring the kids! Sacred Music, Dance, Language Exchange, Humor and more.
Sunday, January 19th
3:00 PM Maitreya Buddha Empowerment
Buddha Maitreya is the 5th Buddha out of 1000 who will appear in 2500 years from now. This empowerment plants the ripening seed of boundless love in one's heart.
Tuesday, January 21st Monks go to *Auburn, CA
7:00 PM: Medicine Buddha Empowerment
*Studio Be Yoga and Event Center
1519 Grass Valley Hwy (at Live Oak Lane) Auburn
Wednesday, January 22nd
7:00 PM: Dharma Talk The12 Karmic Links of Dependent Origination (2nd lecture in as series of 4. Attend any or all lectures)
Friday, January 24th
7:00 PM: Dinner with the Monks. Monk will cook a traditional Tibetan dinner and a short film on monastic life. Reservations Required. Limited Seating. Call Joseph 530-272-4725.
Saturday, January 25th Monks go to Auburn*
10:00 AM*: Dharma Lecture: The Six Delusions of the Mind
2:00 PM*: Vajravidharan Healing Empowerment
Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities and offering protection.
*10 and 2 Event at AHmbiance, 884 Lincoln Way. Auburn
7:00 PM: Cultural Presentation: An Evening with the Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Traditional chanting, sacred music, dialectical debate, Tibetan Tea Ceremony.
Studio Be Yoga and Event Center
1519 Grass Valley Hwy (at Live Oak Lane) Auburn
Sunday, January 26th
3:00 PM: Dzambhala Buddha Empowerment
Dzambhala (aka Jambhala) practice is a fundamental cultivation-method. It is also an expedient method that can enhance one's fortune and blessings, enables the eradication of poverty and illnesses. It can eliminate sins and karmic hindrances, enhance one's positive karmic affinities and wealth. This practices formless charity and care for the suffering of sentient beings which naturally leads to spiritual accomplishment and the fulfillment of all wishes.
Wednesday, January 29th
7:00 PM: Dharma Talk: 12 Karmic Links of Dependent Origination (3rd lecture in as series of 4. Attend any or all lectures)
Friday, January 31st
7:00 PM: Cultural Presentation: An Evening with the Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Traditional chanting, sacred music, dialectical debate, yak dance and more. Bring the kids.
Saturday, February 1st
10:00 AM: Dharma Talk: 12 Karmic Links of Dependent Origination (4th lecture in as series of 4. Attend any or all lectures)
3:00 PM: Medicine Buddha Empowerment
7:00 PM: Mandala Explanation of Symbolism, Closing Ceremony and Dissolution (sweeping away and distribution of sand).
Sunday, February 2nd
10:00 AM: Indigenous People of Nevada County and monks will offer (place) sand into Deer Creek, starting at the Maidu Cedar Monument (Union at broad St. ) Nevada City.
11:30 AM: Indigenous People of Nevada County and monks will offer sand into Wolf Creek, Tinloy at Bank St bridge, Grass Valley.
FEBRUARY 15th and 16th, 22nd and 23rd
a Benefit for St. Joseph's Cultural Center
"ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW
I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN"
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts of Common Things" is based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books. Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heart-warming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaption has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague, from L.A. to D.C. The stories celebrate our very existence from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age. The stories will entertain and inspire people.
Tickets are $20.00 at the door and $17.00 in advance, $15;00 for seniors and $10.00 for kids
Advance tickets are online at www.brownpapertickets,com and at the BriarPatch co-op in Grass Valley and at the Cultural Center office
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