Buddhist monks bless Adrift

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Lori Midson
Bless the beasts and the children...and Adrift. Yes, that's correct: This morning, three Buddhist monks from a monastery in Parker sat side by side on a chartreuse banquette at Adrift, the tiki bar that will open this week on South Broadway, and chanted, blessing the new space and wishing it years of good karma.

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Lori Midson
Adrift co-owner Jay Dedrick, a practicing Buddhist and the owner of Denver's quintet of Swing Thai restaurants, has asked Buddhist monks to bless all of his restaurants, and today, in a small ceremony surrounded by family members, close friends and several Adrift employees, the three monks engaged the crowd in a sacred string ceremony. "It's like having a new house," says Jessica Krahomwong, a Buddhist and employee of the Swing Thai on Alameda. "You can compare it to a housewarming party. The monks are bringing prosperity and good fortune to this life and the next life."

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218 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

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