Posts Tagged ‘celebration’

Playing for change
20 September 2014, 7.30pm at Monk Bodhi Dharma

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The old hippie and the crew are back for something new: Playing for Change on Saturday 20th September, 2014 at Monk Bodhi Dharma. This event also coincides with International Day of Peace.

Michael Hewstone (ex Peace Kitchen/Blaze’s soup kitchen) and the crew from Monk Bodhi Dharma and Admiral Cheng Ho will be holding a peace offering and celebratory dinner with absolutely all the proceeds going to the Playing for Change Foundation.

Date and Time: Saturday 20 September, 2014 at 7.30pm

Bookings Essential. To make a booking, go to: http://www.monkbd.com.au/wpd

Dinner will be fully vegan and will include the following :

> African Grumpy Soup
> Jamaican Sweet Potato, Kidney Bean & Coconut Stew
> Moroccan 7 Vegetable Cous Cous
> South Indian Sambar
> Mexican Chile Beans

Served with Bengal Pushpanna [Royal Rice], Tunisian Cous Cous & Spanish Polenta.

Chile Jam &  Brinjal Tamarind Chutney

> Raw Dessert

What is Playing for Change?

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.

Playing For Change Day unites a global community through the power of music to affect positive social change. Communities will gather as musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.

Monk Bodhi Dharma is thrilled to have Salvador Persico [percussion Blue King Brown] and friends joining us for a little latin groove out front under the tarps.

+ the van will be parked outside MBD again for anyone wanting a private dinning experience on Moroccan rugs  - we can seat 4 comfortably.


ART BY MICHAEL HEWSTONE

‘One Love’ Jamaican Dinner

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Join us along with Michael Hewstone (ex Peace Kitchen/Blaze’s soup kitchen) for a 5 course Jamaican style dinner as part of our global themed dinners during the summer season. Part of the proceeds will go to the Berry Street Christmas Gift Appeal (young kids who have suffered from violence and abuse).

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 @ 7.30pm

Monk Bodhi Dharma – Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Vic, 3183, Australia

The dinner will be vegan.

Bookings essential at $65 per person.

TO BOOK: www.monkbd.com.au/jamaica

International Day of Peace for All
21 September, 7pm at Monk Bodhi Dharma

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The old hippie and the crew are back to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Saturday 21st September, 2013 at Monk Bodhi Dharma.

Michael Hewstone (ex Peace Kitchen/Blaze’s soup kitchen) and the crew from the Monk will be holding a peace offering and celebratory dinner with absolutely all the proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre! This issue is hot at the moment so we are coming together to celebrate peace amongst all nationalities!

Date and Time: Saturday 21 September, 2013 at 7pm

Bookings Essential. To make a booking, go to: http://www.monkbd.com.au/wpd

Dinner will be fully vegan and will include the following :

> African Grumpy Soup

> Global Experience – Madras Cauliflower, Chickpea and Yellow Potato Curry,  Ethiopian Wat and a Caribbean Jambalaya all served with a Silverbeet Kitchari, Mansoor Dal,  Sela Rice,Tunisian Cous Cous, Chile Jam and Lijjat Udad Papads [ MBD supporting Indian Women's Empowerment Movement]

> Raw selection of mignardises including chocolates & cakes

> Peace  Cookie to take home

> Beautiful Chai Masala

Special surprise guest speaker and music TBA

What is International Day of Peace?

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.

International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.

http://internationaldayofpeace.org

“PEACE IS NOT MERELY A DISTANT GOAL THAT WE SEEK, BUT A MEANS BY WHICH WE ARRIVE AT THAT GOAL”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

ART BY BLAZE WARRENDER

Upgrade to ‘Z Class’ for Peace

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Cause it’s getting squishy squashy at the Monk on our celebratory dinner for International Day of Peace (21 September, 2011), the cookie boy has kindly offered us his wheels pictured below as an alternative eating space that will be parked outside the Monk.

This will particularly appeal to the more casual swinger hipster cool types that are looking for the experience of how this old hippie traveled the 3 K’s (Kuta, Kathmandu. Kabul) in the 60’s. But if you are straight edged and cashed up, that’s cool too!

As this is a once only offering for people looking for a more intimate occasion, it will also come at a premium price of $100 per person. Rest assured that absolutely all the proceeds go to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Edgars Mission!

Bookings of 3-4 only on a first come first served basis.

Date and Time: Wednesday 21 September, 2011 at 6pm and 8.30pm

Dinner will be fully vegan and will include the following :

Three [3] dip combo/ Moroccan Pumpkin, Mexican Red Bean and Middle Eastern Hummus served with organic corn chips and raw vegetable crudités
Rasam [soup]
Feast Plate/ Sea Shepherd Pie, Mansoor Dal, Spiced Potatoes, Royal Rice [Sela], Lijjat Pappads, Silverbeet Kitchari and Chile Jam
Raw selection of mignardises including chocolates, cookies, biscotti and macaroons
Beautiful Chai Masala

Please book online through www.monkbd.com.au/wpd as a regular payment and then email marwin@monkbd.com.au to request an upgrade.

PS. Anyone that has already booked can also upgrade…

International Day of Peace for ‘All Beings’
21 September, 6pm and 8.30pm at Monk Bodhi Dharma

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The old hippie and the crew are back to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21st September, 2011 at Monk Bodhi Dharma.

Michael Hewstone (ex Peace Kitchen) and the crew from the Monk will be holding a peace offering and celebratory dinner with absolutely all the proceeds going to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Edgars Mission! The animal kingdom is having a hard time at the moment, so we are coming together to celebrate peace amongst all beings!

Due to the success of the event last year and having to turn people away, we are happy to announce that we are holding two sessions (don’t tell the cookie boy!)

Date and Time: Wednesday 21 September, 2011 at 6pm and 8.30pm

Bookings Essential. To make a booking, go to: http://www.monkbd.com.au/wpd

Dinner will be fully vegan and will include the following :

Three [3] dip combo/ Moroccan Pumpkin, Mexican Red Bean and Middle Eastern Hummus served with organic corn chips and raw vegetable crudités

Rasam [soup],

Feast Plate/ Sea Shepherd Pie, Mansoor Dal, Spiced Potatoes, Royal Rice [Sela], Lijjat Pappads, Silverbeet Kitchari and Chile Jam,

Raw selection of mignardises including chocolates, cookies, biscotti and macaroons

Beautiful Chai Masala

What is International Day of Peace?

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.

International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.

http://internationaldayofpeace.org

International Day of Peace > Great Success!!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The first International Day of Peace charity dinner held at Monk Bodhi Dharma was a huge success with everyone walking away satisfied and happy! The night raised $1716.95 which consisted of all the takings from the dinner, sales of cupcakes, all the staff’s tips from the breakfast and lunch service, donations on the night and a generous donation from Nostralis Wholemeal Vegetarian Pizza. The funds will be split between the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation (Helping Aboriginal Communities) and ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). We know the actual dollar amount in the grand scheme of things is not a lot but the energy from the 32 people that attended was full of love, hope and peace!

International Day of Peace at Monk Bodhi Dharma

Michael Hewstone was at his awesome best producing a beautiful ceremonial dinner served on a banana leaf. Thanks Michael for making it such a great night and for donating your invaluable experience and time!!

Michael Hewstone

Nathan Wakeford

Also big thanks to Pete for donating his time and doing a double shift… Legend!

“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”

International Day of Peace
21 September, 7pm at Monk Bodhi Dharma

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Join us for an evening to reflect on and celebrate the International Day of Peace, 21st September, 2010 at 7pm.

Monk Bodhi Dharma will be holding a peace offering and celebration dinner prepared by Michael Hewstone (ex Peace Kitchen: artist, beachcomber & cookie boy) & Marwin Shaw. Tea guru Nathan Wakeford from Somage will be serving up his beautiful artisan teas.

Cost is $40 per person
Absolutely all the proceeds will go to the  following charities:
Aboriginal Benefits Foundation (Helping Aboriginal Communities) and ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).

Date and Time: 21 September, 2010 at 7pm.
Celebration dinner starts at 7.30pm sharp.

Bookings Essential. To make a booking, email us on info@monkbodhidharma.com.au

Dinner will be fully vegan and will include the following (approximately):

Starters
Finger food

Peace offering and celebration served on Banana leaf

- Dehrundi Sella Coconut Rice
- South Indian Vegetable & Chana Dal Sambar
- Toovar Dal Rasam
- Mansoor Dal
- Spiced Potatoes
- Cabbage & Fennel Kitchari
- Cauliflower Poriyal
- Steamed Banana in Skin
- Chile Jam
- Bengali Mango Chutney
- Lijjat Urad Papad

Dessert

Beautiful teas from Somage Fine Foods will be served with the dinner

What is International Day of Peace?

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.

International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.

http://internationaldayofpeace.org
International Day of Peace
Peace sign artwork courtesy of Michael Hewstone