October 21, 2010

Colorado: elephantjournal.com official benefit: Tibetan Village Project.

Nawang Khechog, in person.

For the last two or three years, I’ve been truly honored to host/emcee/auctioneer the Tibetan Village Project annual fundraiser dinner party at Tibet’s. It’s fun, and feels good. Click here for photos of our party two years ago. Photos of last year’s party.

Evening for Tibet, 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner for TVP on Sunday, Oct. 24th from 5pm to 8pm

Tamdin Wangdu and the Tibetan Village Project board cordially invite you to celebrate, dine and support a non-profit that makes a real, direct, efficient difference.

RSVP here.

Host: Waylon Lewis       Musical Star Guest: Nawang Khechog!

“Evening for Tibet” this Sunday, October 24th from 5pm ~ 8pm at Tibet’s restaurant in Louisville, Colorado. The evening includes Tibetan entertainment and a ritual blessing, a delicious Tibetan and Indian dinner, auction, and prizes! Donation: $60 per person or you can book a table for 4, 6, 8, or 10 people.

Excerpt from last year’s writeup on elephant:

“…the annual Tibetan Village Project Dinner at Tibet’s Restaurant in Louisville is a wonderful place owned and run by wonderful people, that I can highly recommend.

The Tibetan Village Project works to do the most basic, essential, and sustainable grassroots work in Tibet that really must be done, and Tamdin Wangdu, the founder, and his friends do it quickly and well.

Why is their work sustainable? Because they don’t just pay for teachers for schools or give medical supplies or winter blankets for the greenhouses they build, though they’ve done all those things…they actually listen to the villagers’ needs, and then give the villagers a means to feed and provide for themselves, forever (as with their tsampa mill and rapeseed oil press).

It’s an essential, humble and immediately helpful organization.”

Nawang Khechog is a living legend. Here’s some info and links to music and interviews from something I wrote a year or so ago.

…my old dear friend Nawang Khechog, the famous Tibetan musician who’s played with David Bowie, Patti Smith etc at Carnegie Hall etc…it was one of the first times I’d see him since his life-threatening car accident in India a few years back. We were both poking around the beautiful old wood and brass-filled Boulder Bookstore when we nearly walked into one another. We went outside, sat down on some brick steps near a fountain that I used to play on when I was four, on the lovely Pearl Street Mall, and caught up.

Click here for music and interviews with Nawang Khechog (1) or here (2) or here (3) or here (4) or here (5) at Hotelephant from a few years back, before his accident.

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