Tibetan Gift Shop
In 2011, Ewam Sang-ngag Ling in MT opened three stores which help to support the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas and the International activities of its founder, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche.
During April and May, the Ewam Sangha converted a garage at the Garden in Arlee, MT into a beautiful gift shop (side photo) featuring imported treasures from Nepal. During the summer, the store was bustling with activity. Weekly tours, visits from large groups wishing to sponsor stupas for their loved ones, and eager Garden supporters came to purchase CD’s, scarves, books, jewelry, thangkas, and much more! The Gift Shop is closed from Dec 4, 2016-Mar 2017. During the spring, summer, and fall, the store is open daily from 10am-6pm.
About the same time in the spring of 2011, the Ewam Sangha found a lovely space available above Meadowsweet Herbs (next to Bernice’s Bakery) on the hip-strip in downtown Missoula to open a meditation/retreat center (above photo) which used to hold regular practices and events, but is now CLOSED.
In addition, the Ewam MT Sangha created an original product line named the Jewel in the Lotus to be carried in both stores including candles, soap, essential oil, Arlee honey, and healing arnica salve. To offer these original products all across the country, a user-friendly Etsy store was created, but has since been discontinued along with the product line while a new line and Ebay store are proposed.