TUESDAY, JULY 31
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery
ONE VOICE FOR LAOS
“Teens For Change”
Enjoy a free, heart-warming multimedia presentation by Ulster County teenagers and two adults upon their return from volunteer service in the Deak Kum Pa Orphanage in Luang Prabang, Laos. The group’s service in Laos is the culmination of sixteen (16) months of awareness building and fundraising in the Hudson Valley.
When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
4:45 pm: Free guided tour of the Tibetan Buddhist monastery
5:30 pm: Teens for Change Photography Show
6:00 pm: Vegetarian banquet ($10)
Reservations required: 845.679 5906, ext. 1121
7:30 pm: Multimedia Presentation
Where: Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery
335 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock
For More Information Contact: Pamela Boyce Simms: 845.679 5906, ext. 1121, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, July 31 Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery will celebrate the outstanding work of One Voice for Laos.
Buddhist teachings are grounded in “bodhichitta;” the aspiration to develop kindness and compassion in order to deliver all beings from suffering. KTD monastery therefore welcomes and encourages exemplary youth such as One Voice for Laos who give selflessly of their time and talent to compassionately improve the quality of lives of others.
KTD offers the aspiration that the example of this extraordinary group of young people will serve as a beacon that draws other youth toward compassionate service to life.
ONE VOICE FOR LAOS – July 31 Multimedia Presentation
- Documentary film: Garland Berenzy
- Video Interviews: Lauren Tischler
- Presentation and Q & A: Isabelle LaMotte,
Jesse Pouget Ditkoff, Caleb Rudge, Rachel Castellano,
Hudson Talbott and Evelyne Pouget
This is the third, local One Voice project to benefit an important cause. The first, launched in 2001, was a benefit for Woodstock’s Family of Woodstock after the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11th. The second project, One Voice For Haiti, was a benefit for 4 Haitian Orphanages devastated by the 2010 earthquake.
This year’s project, One Voice For Laos, launched 16 months ago to support an orphanage of 600 children in Luang Prabang, has been powered by a dedicated crew of humanitarian-minded local teens.
Under the guidance of One Voice Founder, Evelyne Pouget, a Woodstock artist and activist, the teens organized and produced a wide variety of creative fundraising events, including three teen dances, flea market, art show, 5K run, pool party, cabaret, can shakes, multimedia show, and a series of live presentations to local organizations.
In addition, they created a blog, multi-media presentations, slide shows, logos, videos, Facebook group, a documentary, eight promotional posters, spoke on the radio, designed and sold t-shirts, wrote proposals, articles and letters to the editor, met with town officials, secured sponsors, met with mentors, and participated in several planning meetings to ensure the best possible results.
To date, the One Voice for Laos project has raised $15,000 for the orphans.