Our World Tibet Day Celebration

Hey Villagers,

Saturday, July the 6th we held an event in celebration of World Tibet Day! Many Austinites joined us at the Texas Capital to set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of singing bowls rung in unison.

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We would like to thank everyone who came out to this event and supported World Tibet Day and the Dalai Lama’s birthday. One-hundred and ninety eight people joined us in the ringing of the singing bowls. The sounds of the bowls in unison were peaceful and harmonious. Many who attended enjoyed the uniqueness and serenity of the event.  You can see pictures from the celebration on our Flickr page.  A special thank you to Nature’s Treasures, Cavan Ó Raghallaigh, Lon Burnam’s Office, Billie Woods, and Behnaz Esfehani for making this event possible!

A couple of students from UNT joined us on Saturday morning for the record breaking attempt. They came in the store on Sunday and shared their experience from World Tibet Day with us. Mohammad, Amanda, Nastassia and Kaitlyn were thrilled to be at the event and had many positive things to say.

They expressed the uniqueness of the event by complementing on the diverse group of people who joined in. The ringing of the bowls brought a communal experience to a group of people who were different from one another. The bonding of the bowls was their favorite part!

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The four of them expressed the sense of awareness the event brought. It was educational for the people who did not necessarily know what World Tibet Day is. Mohammad, Amanda, Nastassia and Kaitlyn also said the event inspired them to educate themselves and are hoping the event will happen annually.

I want to personally thank the four of them for coming to the event from Dallas and sharing their thoughts with me. I was pleased to meet them and hope they truly felt welcomed!

We count Ring a Bowl 2013 a success! The Dalai Lama would of been proud of!