Thank you to all who attended this event!  

We've received such terrific feedback from the teachers and our audience. It was an honor to facilitate a weekend that was

so meaningful to so many.


Here's a recap of our 9.11 event:


BuddhaFest Presents



A Weekend of Peace, Compassion and Forgiveness

September 10 & 11, 2011 in Washington, DC


We wanted to do something special to mark the 10th anniversary of 9.11. Something to honor the memory of all who were who victims of that tragedy, as well as something to honor and celebrate the best that is in each of us. So we decided to create sacred space that weekend and bring people together in the spirit of joy and hope. Our intent with this program was to help you get in touch with what is best about you, so that you could share that with the world.

The location was the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in downtown DC.  We had the place to ourselves for the entire weekend and featured music, talks, meditation and films.  

Lama Surya Das was joined by Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Ruth King, and other leading teachers who offered refuge from the media hype about the 10th anniversary, and put the foucs on the only thing that can really make a difference--you.

The weekend  came to a close Sunday night with an evening of beautiful kirtan music.

These great teachers offered tools, guidance and perspective to help us connect with our true nature. We explored the power of forgiveness, starting with forgiviness of oneself.  We were encouraged to live fully while honoring our highest good, and to cultivate joy so that no matter what happens in this uncertain world, we can respond with kindness and remain connected to a universal, inexhaustible source of compassion and strength.  


Gabriel and Eric

BuddhaFest Co-Directors


Be the change you want to see in the world -- Gandhi