Benefit Dinner with H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin and Tempa Lama

Saturday June 4, 2011 at 6:30pm

Venue: India Garden, 3813 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146
Benefits the children, monks and nuns of Menri Monastery, India

Cost per person (adult): $55.

Children 0-5 years free, Children 6-10 years: $20, Children 11+: full price. To register children ages 6-10, please mail in the check for $20 or call Trish at 412-904-1112. To register children ages 0-5, please call or email

We are deeply honored that H.H. has agreed to be with us for a special benefit dinner in support of the children, nuns, and monks of Menri Monastery. Please join us for a delicious (very gently spiced) Indian buffet dinner with vegetarian and chicken appetizers, entrees, oriental deserts, and beverages, as well as a raffle with five exciting prizes and live music with Mimi Jong playing the ancient Chinese Erhu. Read more about Mimi below.

The dinner combines an opportunity to spend time with H.H. and to support Menri Monastery with the opportunity to make new friends in our wonderful community.

An opportunity to support Menri Monastery

H.H. has spent most of his life establishing Menri in exile in India. Originally based in Tibet, Menri is the main spiritual center of Bon where qualified monks are able to undergo higher philosophical studies and attain the Bon Geshe (doctor of philosophy) degree. Supporting the ca. 400 monks and nuns at Menri is an invaluable contribution to the continuity and future of Bon. The Bon tradition rests on the existence of a strong monastic foundation, including young monks and nuns who train to be the future Bon teachers.

Menri currently supports about 400 children. The Children’s Welfare Center at Menri enables girls and boys to attend school and begin monastic studies. The Bon Children’s Home offers a home and secular education to boys and girls who are orphans, refugees or from very poor families and remote areas without access to education. The education and loving support that they receive at Menri enables the children to earn their livelihood and use their skills to be part of building the future of the Tibetan Bon community.

Live music with Mimi Jong

Mimi has performed with musicians all over the world. The wood use to make her Erhu is over 1,000 years old. Mimi is the founder of MLJ Architects, specializing in small residential and commercial projects, such as Wax Jewelry Design Studio in Shadyside, University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library Latin American Reading Room and restaurants. Mimi previously offered a truly memorable performance at the Peace Alive! event. We are so excited that we will be able to enjoy her music again during the Benefit Dinner.


We are really sorry, there are no places left for this event.
Please check the Olmo Ling Retreat and Teaching Schedule to see if there is another workshop or retreat that you might be interested in.

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