On Monday, July 19th, 2021, the Mayor of Adeje – José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and the Councilor for the Culture Area and Second Deputy Mayor – Mª Rosario Clavijo Maza visited Dzamling Gar.
This was Mayor’s second visit after the Gar’s inauguration in November of 2013 (when there was not much more than the white tent in the Gar), so he was pleasantly surprised with the overall development.
Our guests visited the Gönpa, the downstairs hall and the gardens, where they were offered a welcome aperitif, including our Gar’s mango, papaya and figs (greatly appreciated by the Mayor!) and a refreshing drink with our garden’s mint.
During the visit we discussed a collaboration between Adeje authorities, Dzamling Gar and the International Atiyoga Foundation in the areas of well-being and culture. In particular, Adeje authorities expressed an interest in programs for children and senior citizens, so we presented Kumar Kumari yoga for children, Respira breathing programme, soft yoga and Khaita Joyful Dances. We have also discussed potential use of Dzamling Gar facilities for local events. The collaboration is planned to start in September 2021.
We are very excited about these developments and look forward to working with Adeje town hall!
Photos by Lesya Cherenkova