In Tibet, temples are the centre of a community. And surrounding them it is common to find a marketplace filled with vendors of food, art, jewelry and more; but also tarot readers, musicians and various entertainers.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, you can experience a piece of Tibet at the Kathok Buddhist Meditation Centre in Coombs. The inaugural Tibetan Happy Festival, which will become an annual event, will open its gates to people of all ages, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come and enjoy children’s games and treasure hunt, meditation for all ages, massage, a tarot reading, or the yoga swing. Learn to juggle or enjoy watching it. Explore the quality vendors, including locally made skim boards, leather work, distinctive jewellers, cotton candy and more.
Sharing their happiness will be a selection of acoustic guitarists, Terry Mack’s North American flutes, and the Everybody Sings Choir.
You can find the Kathok Centre at 2800 Grafton Ave. in Coombs, three minutes from Goats on the Roof — just follow the blue and white highway signs to Buddhist Temple.
For more information contact Michele Deakin at 250-738-0232 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Penny McGuire at 250-586-5882 or email@example.com.
—Submitted by KBMC