THIS PAGE IS FOR 2010
SEE 2012 SCHEDULE HERE
All events at the Katzen Arts Center unless otherwise noted
THURSDAY - JUNE 17, 2010
6:30 PM | Opening Reception: Featuring contemporary Asian refreshments from Mie N Yu of Georgetown and an opening ceremony led by Khenmo Trinlay Chodron.
8:00 PM | Opening Film: Cherry Blossoms
FRIDAY - JUNE 18, 2010
4:30 PM | FREE SCREENING: Fire Under the Snow
7:00 PM | Program: Tara Brach and Lama Surya Das
Living Buddha - Awakening in Today's World. Lama Surya Das and Tara Brach share teachings and practices that invite the unfolding of our deepest human potential for love, understanding and freedom.
9:00 PM | creening: Dhamma Brothers
SATURDAY - JUNE 19, 2010
10:00 AM | Meditation and Teaching: Lama Surya Das
11:30 AM | Lunch (on own)
1:00 PM | Program: Soto Zen Priest Ryumon H.G. Baldoquin, Sensei leads a meditation and talk as an introduction to the 2 pm film.
Talk: Can We Hear the Birds Sing? An Intimate Look at Differences within U.S. Buddhism.
2:00 PM | World Premiere Screening: Colors of Compassion: The Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh
3:00 PM | Q&A with Eloise DeLeon, the filmmaker. Ryumon H.G. Baldoquin, Sensei will then lead a discussion about the film and the issues raised in it.
4:30 PM | Screening: Tulku
6:30 PM | Screening: Burma VJ, 2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary
7:00 PM | Screening: Blessings (at the Kay Spiritual Life Center)
9:00 PM | Screening: Meditate and Destroy
9:00 PM | Screening: The Buddha (at the Kay Spiritual Life Center)
SUNDAY - JUNE 20, 2010
10:00 AM | Meditation and Teaching: Lama Tsony
Talk: Wholesome Path
The fine exercise of synchronizing body and mind is comprehensive, it is revealed in whatever work of art we execute or whatever life we lead. Our present actions shape the whole future. Therefore, shouldn't we be more awake and gentle with what we are doing this very moment?
Simple perception is the key to awakening life and how to perceive reality at its best, beyond self-centered narration.
11:30 AM - 1 PM | Picnic for Peace
Take part in a meditation on peace and enjoy a meal with others who share the same vision. A vegetarian lunch of sandwiches, salads and dessert, plus water, will be available for $7. You may also bring your own lunch. Bring a blanket if you'd like. Rain or shine! We'll be outdoors in front of the Kay Spiritual Life Center or indoors at the Katzen Arts Center. No ticket required.
1:00 PM |Screening: Peace is Every Step
2:00 PM | Discussion: Peace In, Peace Out
Hugh Byrne, co-founder of the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship, leads a panel discussion on the film and on engaged Buddhism. Panelists include Bill Aiken, associate national director of Soka Gakkai International - USA Buddhist Association, and peace activist Colman McCarthy, founder of the Center for Teaching Peace.
A commitment to the Buddhist principles of compassion, peace and equanimity poses the challenge of embodying those qualities at work, school, in family life, and through social action. Join us for a group discussion on engaged Buddhism, on how peace on the inside can lead to peace on the outside, and how meditation in action can change the world.
3:00 PM | FREE Workshop: Want to Be a Peacemaker? Start at Home
Everyone has grand theories about solving conflicts across the ocean, but it's across the living room where it gets tricky - or wild. Colman McCarthy leads this one-hour workshop on the basic steps of nonviolent conflict resolution.
3:30 PM | Double-Feature Screening: Compassion in Exile
4:30 PM | And: Dreaming Lhasa
5:30 - 7:00 PM | Tibetan Dinner: Enjoy delicious homemade Tibetan food for dinner while supporting our local Tibetan community. No ticket required. You may purchase food a la carte.
7:00 PM | Closing Program: Sharon Salzberg
A leading American teacher and author concludes the festival with a meditation and talk. Special musical guest Ben Beirs. The evening will conclude with a closing ceremony of chants and prayers led by Khenmo Trinlay Chodron.