Happenings & News

Ice Cream Social and Talent Show!

Celebrate the unique Interdependence of living in Boulder community!

July 3rd: The town of Boulder will hold a parade, BBQ & dance in our beautiful town park. This is open to everyone and is not to be missed!

July 4th: Every year, Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm and the Boulder Mountain Lodge put together an ice cream social and talent show, and it is our favorite event of the year! Both locals and travelers alike show off their talents - from singing to hula-hooping to story-telling and everything in between. All are welcome and encouraged to take to the stage!

We might be biased, but we think that Boulder's 4th of July celebration is the best in the country. So join us!

Ice Cream Social starts at 6 p.m. Brought to you by Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm.

Talents Show starts at 7 p.m. The judges will be looking for audience enthusiasm, originality, and raw talent!

Please bring a blanket, sit on the lawn, bring mosquito lotion, a sweater, whatever you need for the night’s entertainment. And we please ask that you leave your dogs at home, unless they are in the talent show!

(Low slung river style chairs are fine, tall chairs need to be in the back!)

The Monks Return to Boulder!

The Drepung Loseling Monks

Boulder Mountain Lodge and Hell’s Backbone Grill are co-hosting these incredible monks as they teach, perform, play and inspire! Please join us! Being with the monks is fun, uplifting and joyous! There will be many opportunities to spend time with them and events to attend.

The Tibetan Monks will be creating a Sand Mandala this year. You are encouraged to visit multiple times during the week to see the progress. A donation is appreciated during the contruction of the mandala.

Daily Meditation Prayers or Puja Practice at the Boulder Mountain Lodge lawn in Boulder, Utah. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no fee for the sessions, but a donation is appreciated. Please note: as grass may be damp, bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit in.

In addition, the Monks are available for a puja (blessing) for your well-being, home or business.
 For any questions regarding the monks stay or to request a special blessing, please contact Oyuki Cortez at Hell’s Backbone Grill (435) 335-7464 or hbg@hellsbackbonegrill.com.

By reservations only, enjoy a lovely lunch with the monks. Please call to reserve your seat.

The Monks are on tour to help their monastery raise funds to educate, feed, house and care for about 3,000 exiled Tibetan Monks. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the scheduled events. There is no fee, but a donation is greatly appreciated for each event. We are deeply honored to host the Monks and hope you will take advantage of their time here in Boulder, Utah to visit them.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The monks will arrive in Boulder in the afternoon and we'll be hosting a welcome reception for them. We'll serve butter tea and desi (the traditional auspicious saffron and goji berry sweet rice).
 Blake Spalding, co-owner of the Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm will provide offering scarves for anyone who wants one. All are invited to attend! Time to be determined.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Daily Meditation Prayers (Puja Practice) 7:30 AM

Mandala Sand Painting Opening Ceremony from 10 AM to 6 PM in the Boulder Mountain Lodge Common Room

Friday, July 21, 2017

Daily Meditation Prayers (Puja Practice) 7:30 AM

Mandala Sand Painting (10 AM to 5 PM) in the Boulder Mountain Lodge Common Room

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Daily Meditation Prayers (Puja Practice) 7:30 AM

‘Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness’ at 4PM on the Boulder Mountain Lodge
 lawn. A one hour talk by the spiritual leader of the group, followed by a question & answer session

Mandala Sand Painting (10 AM to 5 PM) in the Boulder Mountain Lodge Common Room

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daily Meditation Prayers (Puja Practice) 7:30 AM

Mandala Sand Painting (10 AM to 5 PM) in the Boulder Mountain Lodge Common Room

Closing Ceremony & Dispersal of Sand begins at 6 pm.

Traditionally most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion. This is done as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. A $15 donation is suggested for the closing ceremony.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Daily Meditation Prayers (Puja Practice) 7:30 AM

Singing in the Canyon-Burr Trail Slot Canyon. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no fee, but donations are appreciated. Please be gathered at the Hell’s Backbone Grill by 8:15 AM. We will be leaving the restaurant promptly at 8:30 AM. It takes approximately 20 minutes one way by car. Carpool from the restaurant if possible there is limited parking on the road.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Departing after breakfast, final blessings, offering scarves, time to be determined.

To book a room at the Boulder Mountain Lodge, please call (435) 335-7460.