The Monks are coming to Boulder!
We are extremely blessed to have a group of ten Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery come to visit Boulder for a week this year. It is an honor and a gift for us to have them at the restaurant, hanging out on the grounds of Boulder Mountain Lodge and out and about in the community.
The monks will arrive on June 24th and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and spend some time with them, including a public talk on June 25th at 4pm and a Sacred Music and Dance performance on Thursday, June 27th, or even catching them out on a hike or hanging out in town during their stay!
**A recommended donation to the monks of $15 is requested for both the public talk and the music performance.
Come Visit Our Amazing Acreage!
We have our own farm!
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 200 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 work 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!</p
From mid-March through the end of November, we are open 7 days a week for breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Please call 435-335-7464 or email to make dinner reservations while you are in Boulder. No reservations are needed for breakfast or lunch.
We Want YOU to Farm with Us!
We are seeking an enthusiastic, somewhat experienced, kind-hearted and STRONG farmer to coax the vegetables and the compost and the chickens and the fruit trees into being their best selves through the growing season.
Tell us about yourself! Read the application guidelines on the Employment page!!
Git it, frisky farmers!!
The Drepung Loseling Monks are returning to Boulder!
Boulder Mountain Lodge and Hell's Backbone Grill are co-hosting these amazing Tibetan monks as they travel, teach, preform and inspire!
The monks will arrive in Boulder in the afternoon of June 24th, and we'll be hosting a welcome reception for them. We'll serve butter tea and desi (the tradition auspicious saffron and goji berry sweet rice). Blake will provide offering scarves for anyone who wants one. All are invited to attend!
The monks are staying here as guests of the lodge through the morning of the 29th. There will be two events and lots of opportunities for interaction and shared meals.
On Tuesday, June 25th, at 4:00pm, the spiritual leader of the group will give a one hour talk, 'Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness', followed by a question and answer session.
The monks will perform the Sacred Arts of Tibet program on Thursday, June 27th at 4pm on the stage here on the Boulder Mountain Lodge grounds. The monks are raising money for their monastery so we suggest a donation of $15 a person. Bring a blanket or a low chair to sit on and watchthis beautiufl, inspiring and humorous performance, which showcases traditional Tibetan song and dance.
It has been five long years since the monks were here last, and we're so HAPPY that they're finally able to return. Please call us if we can help you book a room, request a special blessing, reserve you a spot at our Tibetan food group lunches, or help you get in on a pick-up soccer game. Being here with the monks is fun, uplifting and joyous. Please join us!
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