Monks in Telluride: Red Robes, Longhorns, Dharma talks…

Monks in Telluride: Red Robes, Longhorns, Dharma talks…

by Elisabeth Gick

[click “Play” for Elisabeth’s conversation with Jangchub Chophel]

HHDL-Groups The monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery are returning to Telluride. When they were in town two years ago, they displayed some of their beautiful handmade wares at the Telluride Farmers’ Market, conducted a healing ritual at the Ah Haa School, and evoked the vast landscapes of Tibet at the Town Hall lawn in Ophir with the eerie sounds emanating from their throats and longhorns.

This coming Friday and Saturday, July 23/24, the Gaden Shartse Monks plan to teach us aspects of Buddhism and hold a purifying ritual at the Telluride Yoga Center. The weekend activities are topped off Sunday morning, July 25, 10 a.m. to noon, with chanting and music on the terrace of the five-star Wilkinson Public Library.

For those who are ready to go deeper, Jangchub Chophel, the only American among the seven monks, offers a three-session workshop. The subject: How to establish a daily spiritual practice.

Private healing and astrology sessions are also available, as well as house and business blessings.

To sign up for the workshop or to schedule a private session, please call Elisabeth at 970 708 7750.

All events are by donation, except for the workshop which costs $100.

Detailed descriptions of the Telluride events are at

For an interview with Jangchub Chophel press “play.”

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