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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Thubten Tenpel
Thubten Tenpel

I was deeply touched by this article.  Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you and generate positive intentions for Adrift.  May it be successful and be of benefit to all sentient beings.  Oceans of love,  M & L

Notavegetarian
Notavegetarian

To Jay Dedrick, 

    Do you, as well as the writer of this article consider you to be a practicing Buddhist. I know that in certain cases a Buddhist is allowed to eat meat if it was a gift but owning restaurants seems like a stretch. Is there a sect of Buddhism that finds nothing wrong with profiting directly from the killing of animals? 

Akp
Akp

Oh for God's sake - read up on Buddhism or spend some time in a Buddhist country before you write things like that!!

UknowWho
UknowWho

I'm pretty sure Kwai Chang Caine would've never blessed a restaurant.

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