The Crocodile and the Monkey

 The Crocodile and the Monkey

The Crocodile and the Monkey

May 23, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Storytime on Zoom for children ages 5 to 12 and parents of all ages: 

Join us for a playful enactment of a Jataka Tale set in India where crocodiles and a monkey live near a river in a forest.  With stuffed animals, puppets and props, artist Lynne Conrad Marvet will share this practical story that involves trickery, jealousy, and learning to be content and grateful for who you are.

Jataka Tales were told by the Buddha more than 2,600 years ago to clarify which actions result in happiness and which deeds result in suffering. Each story has at least one character who demonstrates kindness, compassion and wisdom. The Crocodile and the Monkey is from A Treasury of Wise Action: Jataka Tales of Compassion and Wisdom, published by Dharma Publishing, 1993.

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Lynne Conrad Marvet

Lynne expresses her creativity in both the visual and performing arts. As a performing artist, she enjoys character acting and offering sheer delight to her audiences as well as exploring themes of triumph over adversity, transformation, and the wisdom of folk tales. She tells stories with songs, puppets, toys, masks and handmade props.

Lynne studied visual arts at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and is also a WA State TAT Lab (Teaching Artist Training) graduate. She holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from Empire State College in New York City. Performance influences include sacred performance rituals of indigenous peoples, an internship with Peter Schumann at Bread & Puppet Theater in Vermont and ongoing studies with Moshe Cohen, Founder of Clowns Without Borders, USA, who helped her find her inner clown.

Lynne has been a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche for three decades and is one of the founding Directors of Nalanda West.

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