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TIBET HOUSE US ANNOUNCES NINTH ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION
Tibet House US teams up with charitybuzz for first ever online-only auction
Auction opens November 17th, 2011 – December 13th, 2011
New York, NY – November 17, 2011 – Tibet House US is proud to announce its ninth annual benefit auction, to be held exclusively online through leading charity auction site charitybuzz, from November 17th, 2011 – December 13th, 2011. This is the first year that the auction will be online only, allowing more participants than ever before to bid on a fantastic collection of items ranging from luxury goods to celebrity experiences to exotic vacations.
“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with charitybuzz for our ninth annual benefit auction,” says Dr. Robert Thurman, President of Tibet House US. “By going online only, we will be able to offer these incredible auction items to bidders across the world, whose contributions will help us to fulfill Tibet House US’ mission of preserving and promoting the endangered culture of Tibet.”
“We’re excited to partner with Tibet House for their largest online auction yet and expect to raise a significant amount to fund Tibet House’s innovative cultural programs,” says Coppy Holzman, CEO and co-founder of charitybuzz. “Tibet House is offering hundreds of incredible experience to charitybuzz’s 60,000 international bidders, as well as the organization’s many loyal supporters.”
Aimed at promoting and preserving Tibetan culture, Tibet House US serves to expose the civilization’s profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, providing inspiration for others to join the effort to protect and continue these unique arts, sciences, and ways of living.
Auction Highlights Include:
Rare Items & Opportunities: Private yoga session with Russell Simmons; a Fashion Week experience with Petra Nemcova; two VIP tickets to the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival; a two week internship at Rolling Stone; a visit to the Brooklyn set of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; a meet & greet with Iggy Pop and The Stooges after a concert in California; Star Wars: Frames Limited Edition Collection of Books by George Lucas, memorabilia from Patti Smith, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and others.
Adventures & Exotic Trips: A four night stay for two at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui; a one-week all inclusive stay in exotic Soneva Kiri, Thailand; a 12 day tour of Peru hosted by anthropologist, Alberto Villoldo PH.D; a week stay for two at the spa resort, Rancho La Puerta in Mexico.
Food & Dining: A dinner party for 12 cooked by celebrated chef Eric Ripert; an all-inclusive tasting menu for 5 at The Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC including a visit from the chef; a private wine tasting for up to 15 people at City Winery in New York.
Health & Wellness: Meet Dr. Deepak Chopra for a week long The Seducation of Spirit course; consultation with life coach and author Kris Carr; 4-week coaching program with personal and professional coach Simone Silvestri; 1 year of unlimited yoga and 2 private session at the Ashtanga Yoga Studio in New York; 2 private lessons from OM yoga Center in New York and a gift basket of books and DVDs; 2 passes to the Yoga Journal Conference in New York
Contemporary Art & Photographs: Works by Fillippo di Sambuy, Guy Buffet, Chuck Close, Richard Gere, Yumyo Miyasaka, Dang Ngo, Pat Edwards, and more.
Jewels & Fashion: five ring circus earrings designed by Mallary Marks Inc; three beautiful pieces of jewelry by Conscious Jewelry; a gorgeous handmade faceted moss beryl bead necklace from Reinstein/Ross; a bracelet from David Yurman and more.
Tibet and Beyond: Antique and ceremonial objects, Tibetan rugs, sculptures, and more.
About Tibet House US:
Established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with gallery, library, and archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. Additionally they seek to share with the world Tibet’s practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions.
Their New York City center is comprised of 7,000 square feet including gallery space, Tibetan Buddhist shrine, photographic archives, a lending library of over 1,000 volumes, and staff offices. In keeping with their mission as a cultural embassy, Tibet House US develops and presents innovative educational and cultural programs for the general public. It serves as a central meeting place for the local Tibetan community to hold programs and events.
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