Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tibetan Aid Project Benefit

The goals of The Tibetan Aid Project are near and dear to my heart: to rebuild, preserve, strengthen, and perpetuate the cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet for the benefit of Tibetan people and all humanity.

When I first met my partner Neil 24 years ago this month he enthusiastically recommended I read John
Avedon's fascinating book In Exile From The Land of the Snows which tells the story of the Dalai Lama's early years and his escape into exile.  The tragic story of China's invasion of Tibet and subsequent devastation of it's culture and people is well known at this point. The Tibetan Aid Project's work is vital in keeping Tibetan culture and spiritual traditions alive not only for Tibetans, but for everyone who is concerned about the Tibetan peoples plight, it's culture, and it's rich religious life.

I was thrilled to be asked to attend Taste and Tribute NYC (there is also one in San Francisco).   Dinner is being made by some of New York's finest chefs, including Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud, Missy Robbins of A Voce, George Mendes of Aldea and Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin.  The menu looks amazing and the silent auction actually has stuff you'd want to bid on!  Personally I'm hoping the winner of the 10 day Galapagos cruise aboard the National Geographic's boat The Endeavor invites me along! Of course, push comes to shove, I'd be happy with dinner for 4 at Le Bernardin!

A few tickets are still available at $475 per person.  Go on and splurge!  It's for a great cause and  we'll be able to sit together.

For all the information check out Taste and Tribute NYC 

The benefit is being held at Aradar Gallery on June 1st.

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