Education at Elevation announces “Tibetan Meditation, Body, Yoga Day,” a May 13 charity benefit to support education for impoverished children and youth in Tibet.
On May 13, Education at Elevation (E@E) is hosting a special Mother’s Day weekend event featuring education, exploration, exercise and relaxation to raise money to provide education, food, shelter and clothing for impoverished children attending school in a remote village in Kham, Tibet (Sichuan, China). E@E also provides scholarships for young Tibetan women to continue their education at university.
The event, “Tibetan Meditation,” is on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Brightwater Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072.
“Tibetan Meditation” will feature class sessions including:
• Meditation with Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche, the Abbot of Sakya Monastery in Seattle
• Yoga Safety Tips with Patti Shelton, MD, Yoga teacher and author of The Yoga Doctor
• Discover Tibet in Depth with Daniel Winkler, M.Sc.
• Maps and Hacks for the Journey of Life with Ngina Shulman
• Holistic nutrition & Wellness with Dr. Brooke Weitz and many more
Additionally, the day will include yoga and massage sessions, delicious Indian and Tibetan food, Tibetan dance, Tibetan art and jewelry sales. Supervised children’s activities, including kid yoga and art, will free up parents to attend other sessions. Ticket information and early bird discount can be found in our website.
“This fun event brings the local community together experiencing different meditation techniques, different yoga styles, learning self-improvement, wellness, and exploring Tibetan culture, art and dance. The best part is all the proceeds from the event go to provide food, warm clothing and other supplies for 35 nomad children attending a remote high altitude school in Tibet where they learn Tibetan and Mandarin languages and basic mathematics,” explains Wendy Wong, founder of Education at Elevation and recipient of the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.
“E@E also provides tuition for two young nomad women to continue their education beyond high school.”
E@E is also raising money to build a new school with library, dorms and rooms for visiting teachers. The school is located at a very cold and isolated 14,000 feet elevation, making it difficult to attract teachers to the current rustic living quarters and classrooms.
The new building will create a much improved learning environment for both children and teachers. The existing building will be converted to senior housing when the new buildings complete. This is the dream of the school founder, Sonam Rinpoche, a Tibetan born guru, to promote a healthy emotional support network for the orphans and the aging elderly under one roof.