Thursday, June 19, 2014

Opening Night

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception - Food from Thai Square in Arlington 

7 pm - 9:30 pm Opening Night Program

Dan Harris, co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America, gives a talk: 10% Happier:  How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

We then screen Blood Brother, winner of the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Opening night without reception $20
Opening night with reception $30


Friday, June 20, 2014

7 pm - 8:30 pm A Talk by Allan Lokos 
Through the Flames

8:30 pm Book signing with Allan Lokos

9 pm - 10:30 pm Film - Monk with a Camera

Friday Night Pass: Film + Talk - $25


Saturday, June 21, 2014

10 am - 11:30 am  A Talk by Roshi Joan Halifax
Shedding Light on Courage in Buddhism: Fully Inclining
Toward Compassion and Care



11:30 am Book signing with Roshi Joan Halifax

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Lunch break

12:30 pm - 2 pm  Film:  American Rimpoche and Q&A with Director Nikki Appino

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm A Talk by Gelek Rimpoche
The Generosity of Bodhisattvas as a Way of Life


3:30 - 6:30 pm  Tibet Fest - Hang out with our Tibetan friends as we set up camp across the street from the Spectrum Theatre in the ballroom at Artisphere. Tibet Fest is a family-friendly event inspired by Tibetan Buddhist culture and the global concern for its survival inside Tibet. Come share in the food, dance, music and spirit of Tibet.

Tibet Fest $10

Presented in partnership with International Campaign for Tibet 
and Capital Area Tibetan Association. 


7 pm - 9 pm Summer Solstice Evening with Tara Brach and Friends

A talk by Tara Brach: Removing the Armor: Letting Love Flow Freely
Storytelling by Margo McLoughlin and Music by Angela Blueskies
Talk, Storytelling + Music - $30

9 pm - 10:30 pm Film - The Whale and Q&A with Director Suzanne Chisholm
Film $12.50

Saturday Night Combo Ticket - Solstice Program and Film $35


Sunday June 22, 2014

10 am - 11:30 am  Film - The Golden Land of Myanmar 


11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Lunch Break

12:30 pm - 2 pm Film - Unlikely Friends and Q&A with Director Leslie Neale

Combo Ticket: Film Plus Talk with Fleet Maull $25


2:15 pm - 3:45 pm A Talk by Fleet Maull 
Dharma at the Edge

Combo Ticket: Film Plus Talk with Fleet Maull $25


4:15 pm - 5:30 pm A Talk by Rich Fernandez, Plus a Panel Featuring Sharon Salzberg, Fleet Maull and Barbara Bonner
Mindful Leadership: Inspiring the Best in Yourself and Others


There is an alternative to just leading from the top down. It's leading from the inside out. That’s what mindful leadership is all about. It’s about recognizing that your leadership is in service to others. It’s about creating the space in your life to cultivate self-awareness and compassion, and leading with authenticity in a way that inspires others. Doing this, we can transform our own lives, our organizations, our communities – and the world.

Each of us has the natural ability to lead with excellence by cultivating our innate qualities of awareness, focus, authenticity and compassion. Mindfulness helps us to do that. It helps us to be less reactive so we can make better decisions, to see the bigger perspective so we can create better results, and to develop environments of trust and safety, where there is respect for each individual's unique style, skills and contributions.

This is the path of leadership excellence. Mindful leadership offers us the opportunity to work with our natural wisdom and humanity, while inspiring the best in ourselves and others.

Sponsored by the Mindful Leadership Summit
November 14-16 at Artisphere
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5:30 pm - 7 pm  Dinner Break and Book Signing with Sharon Salzberg and Barbara Bonner

7 pm  - 9 pm Closing Night Program, followed by Closing Reception from 9 pm - 9:30 pm

The Power of Generosity
A Teaching by Sharon Salzberg and Barbara Bonner
A Conversation with Ram Dass (via Skype), with Sharon Salzberg and Barbara Bonner
Music by LEA

The Evening Ends with a Closing Reception Celebrating BuddhaFest's 5th Anniversary

Closing Night $25