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
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".
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
with Straw Mats";
Gaskin warned of the demise of the two party system.
In conjunction with the Woodstock Poetry Festival, on Aug. 23,
William Irwin Thompson gave a talk entitled "The Mystic Poets
- Voices at the edge of History" which will soon be released
as a video.
summer local poet & publisher Shiv
hosts an open mic poetry series.
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:
The following "Dharma talks" have been released as
Tharchin Rinpoche: "The path of the Dzogchen
Yogi", "The Rainbow Body", "Introduction to
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
Reynolds: "Tibetan Shamanism", "The
Re-emergence of the Goddess - Tantra, Paganism, &
Allione: "Feeding the Demons" - about Chöd
"Tantra, Sex & Enlightenment" - about the union of
the spiritual & the mundane
Chogyam: "The Buddhist Yanas & the Role of the
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: