Lovely afternoon with Tibetan Monks at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

Discovering the Coral Springs Museum of Art during a lunch with Tibetan Monks was an enchanting, enlightening and zen-like experience. Honestly, I fell in love with the grounds of the Museum even before I stepped through the doors.

Star Memorial to MSD students


Stone memorial for MSD students

The quiet, peaceful garden was filled with installations including star cut outs hanging from a tree and painted stones surrounding a tree, honoring the students lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting tragedy. As I walked through the winding path I came upon a sign that read “Silent Walk for Peace” and “Coral Springs International Peace Garden” where I also observed a large pond covered in lily pads.

Lovely table ready for our lunch



The delicious lunch prepared by the monks

This was the ideal beginning to a quiet, zen-like event and lunch hosted by Tibetan Monks. It was part of their Sacred Art Tour this year where they created a beautiful mandala and made a wonderful lunch of a variety of steamed dumplings which I was able to experience them hand making. Those were served with a fresh mixed salad and a warm, light, lentil soup.

Creating the mandala


The beautiful finished mandala graced the floor of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.


Shrine to the Dali Lama was also part of the Sacred Art Tour.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is one I won’t soon forget. I recommend you visit the beautiful Coral Springs Museum of Art and also finding the schedule of the Sacred Art Tour and making a trip to a city they’ll be visiting. Here are links for both:

Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs 954.340.5000

Sacred Art Tour 2018-2019 of Deprung Gomang Monastery

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