Spend This Summer With Monks in Rural Utah

May 11, 2017 at 12:10:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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Rural Boulder, Utah, is a tiny town in the desert with only about 200 people. But every summer, something mystical happens there: a group of monks descends on the town for a week of Buddhism-focused activities. The monks hail from the Drepung Loseling Monastery, which was established in Tibet in 1416 and now has a monastery in India. They spend the week at the Boulder Mountain Lodge, co-hosted by Hell’s Backbone Grill next door, as part of a program called Mystical Arts of Tibet. Visitors to the lodge and grill at that time eat traditional Tibetan food, attend teachings and special blessings, and watch the creation—and destruction—of a sand mandala.—Jennifer Billock

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