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Hey everyone, the Monks are coming!

What the Monk? On Thursday July 17th, we welcome a group of monks from one of the Dalai Lama’s monasteries in India!
They travel for a year, in a van, as a group of 11, on tour in little towns around the States, based out of Atlanta.
They will be creating a sand mandala, which they will work on upstairs in the common room at BML, every day from 9 am until 6 pm. It’s customary to offer a donation of monetary support for this activity. There will be a collection basket there for cash and checks. It is considered very virtuous to offer to the monks, resulting in positive karma.
The monks will also have a traveling store set up, offering Tibetan cultural and Buddhist items like incense and prayer flags and jewelry.
Their twofold mission is to raise funds for their monastery in India (which houses over 10,000 Tibetan refugees--that’s 30,000 meals a day they provide there!), and to raise awareness of the Tibetan plight in China.


Everyone is invited to the following events:


OPENING CEREMONY: A one hour, visually striking, opening ceremony on Friday morning before the creation of the mandala, as the monks prepare the site with chants, music, and possibly dance, and an informal reception, in the common room of the Boulder Mountain Lodge.
WHEN: 11:00 am on Friday the 18th of July


MANDALA: Monks will be creating a beautiful Green Tara sand mandala. Vsitors may observe the monks as they draw the lines and paint sacred symbols in sands of brightly colored semi-precious stones. The finished product will be a result of 30 hours of work!
WHEN: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5

TALK: Lecture “Opening the Heart”
WHEN: 7 pm Saturday in the common room (suggested donation $15)

CLOSING CEREMONY: The mandala is dismantled in a one hour closing ceremony, sweeping up the colored sands to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists.
WHEN: 6 pm Sunday

Come Visit Our Amazing Acreage!

We have our own farm! Not an herb garden, a farm! With a tractor and goats and everything!

At Hell's Backbone Grill, we serve food and drink that reflect our deep commitment to sustainability and intention to be of benefit in the world. Our ingredients are simple and honest: sustainably grown vegetables, herbs and flowers from the restaurant's own no-harm organic farm, and Boulder-raised grass-fed and -finished local lamb and beef. We lovingly tend over 75 heirloom fruit trees and 130 heritage-breed laying hens who provide the eggs for the breakfast plates.

Hell’s Backbone Grill’s organic farm is located three miles south of the restaurant in Lower Boulder. Our skilled team of farmers, WWOOFers and volunteers work to supply our kitchen with as many varieties of heirloom vegetables, greens and herbs as possible during our growing season. Our awesome cook team works diligently to capture and preserve the bounty of the fields. We freeze, dry and can every last morsel!

The farm is worked organically, employing principles of sustainability and Buddhist values of right livelihood. We use no chemicals, all weeding is done by hand (or by our two rescue goats), and we rely on companion planting and relocation to deter pests. Between our three cultivated acres, our hoophouse and the straw-bale greenhouse, we grow over 12,000 pounds of produce a year!

Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner.

From mid-March through the end of November, we are open 7 days a week for breakfast from 7:00 to 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Please note: HBG will be closed on the following Saturdays for dinner during the 2014 season for weddings:

August 2nd, August 9th, August 23rd and August 30th.

Please call 435-335-7464 or email to make dinner reservations while you are in Boulder. No reservations are needed for breakfast or lunch.

New Book Pre-Sales!

Visit our SHOP to pre-order our new gorgeous cookbook-- delivered to your door in Spring 2015! Inscribed to your specifications, *with LOVE* !


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Gift Certificates are for Sale at our Country Store!

Treat your favorite people to the farm-to-table goodness that is a scrumptious meal at Hell's Backbone Grill! Gift certificates work like cash and may be redeemed for merchandise, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

We are always accepting applications!

Please see the opportunities section of our website for information on how to apply.

Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 at Hell’s Backbone Grill!

Call or email us today to reserve your place for next year's Thanksgiving Dinner!

There will be three seatings: Thursday at 3pm and 7pm; Friday afternoon at 2pm.

We serve everyone family style, in a dinner that will include over 30 delicious dishes featuring produce from our farm and heritage breed Utah turkeys from Liberty Heights Fresh!

Abundant vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options!

Cost is $100 per person and $45 for children 4-12; babies in your lap eat for free.

We have a beautiful wine selection and will be offering a pairing menu.

Price does not include alcohol or tax.

An 18% gratuity will be added for our beautiful, hardworking staff.

The Monks are Coming!

Hey everyone, the Monks are coming!
What the Monk? On Thursday July 17th, we welcome a group of monks from one of the Dalai Lama’s monasteries in India!
They travel for a year, in a van, as a group of 11, on tour in little towns around the States, based out of Atlanta.
They will be creating a sand mandala, which they will work on upstairs in the common room at BML, every day from 9 am until 6 pm. It’s customary to offer a donation of monetary support for this activity. There will be a collection basket there for cash and checks. It is considered very virtuous to offer to the monks, resulting in positive karma.
The monks will also have a traveling store set up, offering Tibetan cultural and Buddhist items like incense and prayer flags and jewelry.
Their twofold mission is to raise funds for their monastery in India (which houses over 10,000 Tibetan refugees--that’s 30,000 meals a day they provide there!), and to raise awareness of the Tibetan plight in China.


Everyone is invited to the following events:

OPENING CEREMONY: A one hour, visually striking, opening ceremony on Friday morning before the creation of the mandala, as the monks prepare the site with chants, music, and possibly dance, and an informal reception, in the common room of the Boulder Mountain Lodge.

WHEN: 11:00 am on Friday the 18th of July


MANDALA: Monks will be creating a beautiful Green Tara sand mandala. Vsitors may observe the monks as they draw the lines and paint sacred symbols in sands of brightly colored semi-precious stones. The finished product will be a result of 30 hours of work!
WHEN: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5

TALK: Lecture “Opening the Heart”
WHEN: 7 pm Saturday in the common room (suggested donation $15)

CLOSING CEREMONY: The mandala is dismantled in a one hour closing ceremony, sweeping up the colored sands to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists.
WHEN: 6 pm Sunday

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