In a downtown office building, entrepreneurs work side by side with a visiting group of Tibetan monks. Business ideas are taking shape and a brilliantly vivid "painting" with sand is, literally, making peace. It's all in a week's work for innovation culture in St. Louis!
Earthworms' guest Geshe Monlam Gyatso and his fellow monks of the Drepung Gomang monastery are on a Sacred Arts Tour to U.S. cities. Earthworms' friend (and fellow guest) Patty Maher is hosting this group, as she has with groups of monks for several years. The T-Rex incubator welcomes their creation of a World Peace Mandala, Sept 25-30. On Friday Sept 30, the monks' Dissolution Ceremony will transform this beautiful work into a blessing of the waters of the Mississippi River in a ceremony everyone is welcome to attend.
Music: Balkan Twirl, performed live at KDHX by Sandy Weltman and the Carolbeth Trio
THANKS to Anna Holland, Earthworms' ace audio engineer.
Related Earthworms' Conversations: Photographer Neeta Satam Documents Himalayan Climate Change (March 2018)
Patty Maher's Historic Green Home Rehab (August 2017)