An authentic Indian dinner and art auction is coming up in support of the Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre in Williams Lake.
The event will be held at the Seniors Activity Centre on Saturday, May 2 with appetizers starting at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., says spokesperson Sylvia Doherty.
Charnanjit Rathor and Nina Bhogal will be donating their time to prepare the meal that starts with pakoras (deep fried vegetable fritters) and chai tea; followed by a main course of black bean dal with fried Indian salad; aloo gobi sabzis (spiced potato and cauliflower); palak paneer (spinach and Indian cheese); Indian raita yogurt; and roti (round flat bread).
Among the art auction items will be a genuine Madras silk sari valued at $500 and donated by Jane Birkbeck.
So far the list of auction items includes paintings by Lynda Sawyer, Barb Fraleigh and Jolene Mackie, a framed print by Kathy Lauriente, a framed photograph by Marilyn Dickson and a photograph of monks which she bought in India, framed art by Ciel Patenaude. There will be wearable art pieces by Arwyn and Wendy Bernier, fibre art by Marg Evans, a blanket woven by Jane Perry, a quilt throw by Pat Gunderson, beadwork by Ruth Kellogg, and pottery by Bev Pemberton, Leslie Lloyd, and Anna Roberts.
Penny Hutchinson is also donating a “treasure” from her business Worth Every Penny, Doherty says. There will also be raffle items.
The art work can be viewed at the New World Cafe April 25 to May 2.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $17.50 for children and available at New World Cafe and Dollar Dollar.
Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre for purifying the mind and creating a good heart opened about three years ago and is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84), a Tibetan Buddhist Monk.
The tradition is committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.