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one hundred bowls of compassion: a request

updated fri 22 mar 02

 

Jonathan Kirkendall on tue 19 mar 02


Dear Friends,

Iím very excited to let you know that on May 29th, Miriamís Kitchen, a
nonprofit organization that offers breakfast and case management to the
homeless folks in Washington DC, in collaboration with members of The
Shambhala Center of Washington DC, will be holding the first One Hundred
Bowls of Compassion gala event Ė AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The event will be based on a quote by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan
Buddhist teacher and founder of Shambhala International:

"The action of the bodhisattva is like the moon shining on one hundred bowls
of water, so that there are one hundred moons, one in each bowl. This is
not the moon's design nor was it designed by anyone else. But for some
strange reason there seems to be one hundred moons in one hundred bowls of
water. Openness means this kind of absolute trust and self-confidence. The
open situation of compassion works this way rather than by deliberately
attempting to create one hundred moons, one in each bowl."
-Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, p. 102

This will be an evening event, hosted by The World Bank here in Washington
DC. One hundred bowls filled with water will be placed in the atrium of the
World Bank, with lights above reflecting in them. The best ten bowls will
be offered in a live auction, the remaining bowls will be part of a silent
auction. Proceeds from the bowls and from ticket sales will go to help
Miriamís Kitchen purchase a house to provide long term transitional housing
for working homeless men here in DC.

We are looking for potters to donate a variety of bowls: from small elegant
porcelain tea bowls to large salad and pasta bowls. The bowls will not be
juried Ė but guests will be spending $200 per ticket, and the bowls need (1)
to be firsts and (2) reflect the upscale nature of this gala event, and (3)
they will also need to hold water. You can donate more than one!

We are working very hard to get this event covered in the arts section of
the Washington Post. A local PR firm has taken us on as their pro bono
client and are working with us to get as much press as possible.

Bowls can be double boxed and mailed to Miriamís Kitchen, 2401 Virginia
Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037. Please include an artistís statement (these
will be mounted near the bowl(s) that you donate), plus several business
cards so that if someone bids on your piece but doesnít win it, they can
contact you for another piece (they will be encouraged to do so). You can,
of course, donate more than one piece. Each potter in return will receive a
receipt acknowledging the donation, a copy of 167 Tuesdays, 167 Thursdays:
an Anthology of Poetry by the Miriamís Poets, and a complementary ticket to
the event (which will include music, food, and an open bar).

Bowls will need to be received by May 15, and they will be on display at the
World Bank until the event.

Please contact me at jonathan@miriamskitchen.org if you would like to
participate. Information on Miriamís Kitchen can be found at
www.miriamskitchen.org.

Thank you!

Jonathan in DC

L. P. Skeen on tue 19 mar 02


Jon,

If the bowls are not being juried, who is going to decide which are the 10
best to be auctioned and how is this going to be decided?

L
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Kirkendall"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


> Dear Friends,
>
> I'm very excited to let you know that on May 29th, Miriam's Kitchen, a
> nonprofit organization that offers breakfast and case management to the
> homeless folks in Washington DC, in collaboration with members of The
> Shambhala Center of Washington DC, will be holding the first One Hundred
> Bowls of Compassion gala event - AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
>
> The event will be based on a quote by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan
> Buddhist teacher and founder of Shambhala International:
>
> "The action of the bodhisattva is like the moon shining on one hundred
bowls
> of water, so that there are one hundred moons, one in each bowl. This is
> not the moon's design nor was it designed by anyone else. But for some
> strange reason there seems to be one hundred moons in one hundred bowls of
> water. Openness means this kind of absolute trust and self-confidence. The
> open situation of compassion works this way rather than by deliberately
> attempting to create one hundred moons, one in each bowl."
> -Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, p. 102
>
> This will be an evening event, hosted by The World Bank here in Washington
> DC. One hundred bowls filled with water will be placed in the atrium of
the
> World Bank, with lights above reflecting in them. The best ten bowls will
> be offered in a live auction, the remaining bowls will be part of a silent
> auction. Proceeds from the bowls and from ticket sales will go to help
> Miriam's Kitchen purchase a house to provide long term transitional
housing
> for working homeless men here in DC.
>
> We are looking for potters to donate a variety of bowls: from small
elegant
> porcelain tea bowls to large salad and pasta bowls. The bowls will not be
> juried - but guests will be spending $200 per ticket, and the bowls need
(1)
> to be firsts and (2) reflect the upscale nature of this gala event, and
(3)
> they will also need to hold water. You can donate more than one!
>
> We are working very hard to get this event covered in the arts section of
> the Washington Post. A local PR firm has taken us on as their pro bono
> client and are working with us to get as much press as possible.
>
> Bowls can be double boxed and mailed to Miriam's Kitchen, 2401 Virginia
> Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037. Please include an artist's statement
(these
> will be mounted near the bowl(s) that you donate), plus several business
> cards so that if someone bids on your piece but doesn't win it, they can
> contact you for another piece (they will be encouraged to do so). You
can,
> of course, donate more than one piece. Each potter in return will receive
a
> receipt acknowledging the donation, a copy of 167 Tuesdays, 167 Thursdays:
> an Anthology of Poetry by the Miriam's Poets, and a complementary ticket
to
> the event (which will include music, food, and an open bar).
>
> Bowls will need to be received by May 15, and they will be on display at
the
> World Bank until the event.
>
> Please contact me at jonathan@miriamskitchen.org if you would like to
> participate. Information on Miriam's Kitchen can be found at
> www.miriamskitchen.org.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Jonathan in DC
>
>
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__
> Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
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> settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
>
> Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
melpots@pclink.com.
>

Jonathan Kirkendall on wed 20 mar 02


-----Original Message-----
From: Ceramic Arts Discussion List [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On
Behalf Of L. P. Skeen
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:44 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


Jon,

If the bowls are not being juried, who is going to decide which are the 10
best to be auctioned and how is this going to be decided?

L
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Kirkendall"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


> Dear Friends,
>
> I'm very excited to let you know that on May 29th, Miriam's Kitchen, a
> nonprofit organization that offers breakfast and case management to the
> homeless folks in Washington DC, in collaboration with members of The
> Shambhala Center of Washington DC, will be holding the first One Hundred
> Bowls of Compassion gala event - AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
>
> The event will be based on a quote by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan
> Buddhist teacher and founder of Shambhala International:
>
> "The action of the bodhisattva is like the moon shining on one hundred
bowls
> of water, so that there are one hundred moons, one in each bowl. This is
> not the moon's design nor was it designed by anyone else. But for some
> strange reason there seems to be one hundred moons in one hundred bowls of
> water. Openness means this kind of absolute trust and self-confidence. The
> open situation of compassion works this way rather than by deliberately
> attempting to create one hundred moons, one in each bowl."
> -Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, p. 102
>
> This will be an evening event, hosted by The World Bank here in Washington
> DC. One hundred bowls filled with water will be placed in the atrium of
the
> World Bank, with lights above reflecting in them. The best ten bowls will
> be offered in a live auction, the remaining bowls will be part of a silent
> auction. Proceeds from the bowls and from ticket sales will go to help
> Miriam's Kitchen purchase a house to provide long term transitional
housing
> for working homeless men here in DC.
>
> We are looking for potters to donate a variety of bowls: from small
elegant
> porcelain tea bowls to large salad and pasta bowls. The bowls will not be
> juried - but guests will be spending $200 per ticket, and the bowls need
(1)
> to be firsts and (2) reflect the upscale nature of this gala event, and
(3)
> they will also need to hold water. You can donate more than one!
>
> We are working very hard to get this event covered in the arts section of
> the Washington Post. A local PR firm has taken us on as their pro bono
> client and are working with us to get as much press as possible.
>
> Bowls can be double boxed and mailed to Miriam's Kitchen, 2401 Virginia
> Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037. Please include an artist's statement
(these
> will be mounted near the bowl(s) that you donate), plus several business
> cards so that if someone bids on your piece but doesn't win it, they can
> contact you for another piece (they will be encouraged to do so). You
can,
> of course, donate more than one piece. Each potter in return will receive
a
> receipt acknowledging the donation, a copy of 167 Tuesdays, 167 Thursdays:
> an Anthology of Poetry by the Miriam's Poets, and a complementary ticket
to
> the event (which will include music, food, and an open bar).
>
> Bowls will need to be received by May 15, and they will be on display at
the
> World Bank until the event.
>
> Please contact me at jonathan@miriamskitchen.org if you would like to
> participate. Information on Miriam's Kitchen can be found at
> www.miriamskitchen.org.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Jonathan in DC
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
__
> Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
> You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
> settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
>
> Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
melpots@pclink.com.
>

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Jonathan Kirkendall on wed 20 mar 02


Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the clarification...the one hundred bowls that will be on display
will not be juried. Out of the bowls that are there, the planning committee
(made up of myself and other local potters) will decide which ten would be
most appropriate for a live auction. All the other bowls will be offered in
a silent auction.

I would like to reiterate that the bowls, with your artist statement and
business cards, will be on display at the World Bank for several days before
the event.

About ten folks have responded so far, and we still need bowls!

Thanks for the question, and if there are others, don't hesitate to ask.

Jonathan in DC



-----Original Message-----
From: Ceramic Arts Discussion List [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On
Behalf Of L. P. Skeen
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:44 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


Jon,

If the bowls are not being juried, who is going to decide which are the 10
best to be auctioned and how is this going to be decided?

L
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Kirkendall"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


> Dear Friends,
>
> I'm very excited to let you know that on May 29th, Miriam's Kitchen, a
> nonprofit organization that offers breakfast and case management to the
> homeless folks in Washington DC, in collaboration with members of The
> Shambhala Center of Washington DC, will be holding the first One Hundred
> Bowls of Compassion gala event - AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
>
> The event will be based on a quote by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan
> Buddhist teacher and founder of Shambhala International:
>
> "The action of the bodhisattva is like the moon shining on one hundred
bowls
> of water, so that there are one hundred moons, one in each bowl. This is
> not the moon's design nor was it designed by anyone else. But for some
> strange reason there seems to be one hundred moons in one hundred bowls of
> water. Openness means this kind of absolute trust and self-confidence. The
> open situation of compassion works this way rather than by deliberately
> attempting to create one hundred moons, one in each bowl."
> -Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, p. 102
>
> This will be an evening event, hosted by The World Bank here in Washington
> DC. One hundred bowls filled with water will be placed in the atrium of
the
> World Bank, with lights above reflecting in them. The best ten bowls will
> be offered in a live auction, the remaining bowls will be part of a silent
> auction. Proceeds from the bowls and from ticket sales will go to help
> Miriam's Kitchen purchase a house to provide long term transitional
housing
> for working homeless men here in DC.
>
> We are looking for potters to donate a variety of bowls: from small
elegant
> porcelain tea bowls to large salad and pasta bowls. The bowls will not be
> juried - but guests will be spending $200 per ticket, and the bowls need
(1)
> to be firsts and (2) reflect the upscale nature of this gala event, and
(3)
> they will also need to hold water. You can donate more than one!
>
> We are working very hard to get this event covered in the arts section of
> the Washington Post. A local PR firm has taken us on as their pro bono
> client and are working with us to get as much press as possible.
>
> Bowls can be double boxed and mailed to Miriam's Kitchen, 2401 Virginia
> Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037. Please include an artist's statement
(these
> will be mounted near the bowl(s) that you donate), plus several business
> cards so that if someone bids on your piece but doesn't win it, they can
> contact you for another piece (they will be encouraged to do so). You
can,
> of course, donate more than one piece. Each potter in return will receive
a
> receipt acknowledging the donation, a copy of 167 Tuesdays, 167 Thursdays:
> an Anthology of Poetry by the Miriam's Poets, and a complementary ticket
to
> the event (which will include music, food, and an open bar).
>
> Bowls will need to be received by May 15, and they will be on display at
the
> World Bank until the event.
>
> Please contact me at jonathan@miriamskitchen.org if you would like to
> participate. Information on Miriam's Kitchen can be found at
> www.miriamskitchen.org.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Jonathan in DC
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
__
> Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
> You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
> settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
>
> Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
melpots@pclink.com.
>

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Jonathan Kirkendall on thu 21 mar 02


Hi Tamara!

Thanks for your email! I'd love a bowl from you! The event is named One
Hundred Bowls after the quote, but I don't think we literally looking for
only one hundred. Extras will also be displayed, and if there are a few
left over, we will use them at other fund raiser events that we have
scheduled.

I will keep the group updated as to the number of bowls that we have
received, and either come back and beg for more, or let you know that we
have enough!

About 20 folks have responded so far - you are a wonderful, generous group.

Jonathan in DC

-----Original Message-----
From: Ceramic Arts Discussion List [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On
Behalf Of Chuck and Tamara
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 8:20 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: one Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


Jon,
Not sure I understand.
Are you seeking ONLY 100 bowls? Or will bowls received over 100 also be
auctioned?
If my bowl is extra or not deemed to be worthy of auction, will it be
returned to me?
I'd like to send a bowl. Just need some clarification.
Thanks,
Tamara Schulz
Okinawa, Japan




---- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Kirkendall"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


One hundred bowls filled with water will be placed in the atrium of
the
> World Bank, with lights above reflecting in them. The best ten bowls will
> be offered in a live auction, the remaining bowls will be part of a silent
> auction.

____________________________________________________________________________
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Chuck and Tamara on thu 21 mar 02


Jon,
Not sure I understand.
Are you seeking ONLY 100 bowls? Or will bowls received over 100 also be
auctioned?
If my bowl is extra or not deemed to be worthy of auction, will it be
returned to me?
I'd like to send a bowl. Just need some clarification.
Thanks,
Tamara Schulz
Okinawa, Japan




---- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Kirkendall"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: One Hundred Bowls of Compassion: a request


One hundred bowls filled with water will be placed in the atrium of
the
> World Bank, with lights above reflecting in them. The best ten bowls will
> be offered in a live auction, the remaining bowls will be part of a silent
> auction.