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Ray Spiegel and Bhagavan Das, summer 96

The Kathmandu Cafe, with its outdoor garden terrace, is located in the heart of Woodstock, New York on the banks of the millstream.

Between 1993 and 1997, the Café operated as a Tibetan restaurant and performance space which provided the extended Woodstock community with over 300 events, including: Dharma talks by eminent Lamas and Tibetan Buddhist scholars (
Dharma Tapes); classical Indian music nights (Live in Woodstock CD); musical events ranging from Jules Shear to Turkish drums & belly dancing to the best of Woodstock’s singer/songwriter’s, from rock & roll to poetry readings.
Since 1997, the Café recreates itself for occasional outdoor events under the stars on warm summer evenings. During the past three summers Professor Robert Thurman spoke on "The Blade Wheel of Mind Reform"; John Reynolds on "Space, Awareness and Energy"; and Keith Dowman on "Dzogchen the Heart of the Matter".
Bhagavan Das led Kirtan; Fantuzzi sang Heart songs; Mary Thunder and Tlakaelel spoke about the New Millennium; Janine Pommy Vega & Andy Clausen delivered their Poetry; Ira Cohen read his poetry and showed his award winning film
"Kings with Straw Mats"; and Stephen Gaskin warned of the demise of the two party system.

In conjunction with the Woodstock Poetry Festival, on Aug. 23, 2001,
William Irwin Thompson gave a talk entitled "The Mystic Poets - Voices at the edge of History" which will soon be released as a video.

Each summer local poet & publisher Shiv Mirabito hosts an open mic poetry series.

Sue Wilens, Dharmaware's shop manager, has been a professional astrologer for over 20 years. She is available to prepare charts and reports and offers astrological consultations.

If you would like to be on our contact list for the summer of 2002 please email: cafe@dharmaware.com

The following "Dharma talks"  have been released as
Dharma Tapes:

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche: "The path of the Dzogchen Yogi", "The Rainbow Body", "Introduction to Dzogchen"

Professor Robert Thurman: "Forms of Non-Duality", "The Tibetan Book of the Dead"- about his translation of the classic, "The Buddha Time Machine"- about the Kalachakra Tantra, "A Tribute to the Queen of Spring"- about Goddesses that represent springtime

John Myrdhin Reynolds: "Tibetan Shamanism", "The Re-emergence of the Goddess - Tantra, Paganism, & Wicca"

Tsultrim Allione: "Feeding the Demons" - about Chöd practice

Glen Mullin: "Tantra, Sex & Enlightenment" - about the union of the spiritual & the mundane

Ngakpa Chogyam: "The Buddhist Yanas & the Role of the Teacher"

Please contact us if you would like to know more about upcoming events at the Kathmandu Cafe in Woodstock: 1 845 679 4900 or email: cafe@dharmaware.com

Thank you!