Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sonoma Mandala Bazaar

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

September 3, 2011

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center hosts its Second Annual Sonoma Mandala Bazaar on the Mountain on Saturday, September 3, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in support of its Sonoma Mandala Project. Admission is free!

A day on the Mountain! Local vendors and artists will offer comtemporary pottery, paintings, photographs and textile art; delicious homemade baked goods, cookies and pies, with refreshing drinks and lunch available under the oaks.

Enjoy special performances and demonstrations of taiko drumming, traditional Japanese tea ceremony, shakuhachi flute, Kyudo "the way of the bow" zen archery, tai chi sword and aikido.

Unique and diverse local artisans and craftspeople will present a broad selection of treasures to take home, including:
  • Carvings from renowned Buddhist woodcarvers
    Takayuki and Akemi Zoshi
  • Original one-of-a-kind clothing from Yasuko Healdsburg
  • Dazzling sculptures from Santa Rosa’s Hiroshi Fuchigami
  • Dynamic mixed media arts from local artist
    Susan Heeringa-Pieper
  • One-of-a-kind basket-weaving and stone and bamboo vases
    by Harry and Shizu Okino
  • Original sumi-e paintings from Japanese-trained
    Sebastopol artist Michael Hofmann
  • And MANY more!

Akemi Zoshi performs with Ten Ten Taiko at
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center First Annual Mandala Bazaar.

The highlight of the Bazaar will be a raffle featuring many prizes, including the grand prize - a framed original calligraphy by SMZC’s abbot, Jakusho Kwong-roshi, author of No Beginning, No End. Tickets at $4.00 each can be purchased online at, from Zen Center members, or by calling 545-8105.

The event is a benefit for Sonoma Mountain Zen Center's Mandala Project.

Jakusho Kwong-roshi, abbot of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, has long envisioned creating a Mandala of buildings on Sonoma Mountain to continue Shunryu Suzuki-roshi’s lineage and support authentic practice, dedicated to the protection and awakening of all beings, for the next three hundred years.

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Some photos from the 2010 event.





•   Mountain Wind: Mandala Project Video
•   Mountain Wind: Mandala Bazaar 2011 | slideshow


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