THIS IS THE 2013 SCHEDULE

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BUDDHAFEST 2013 SCHEDULE   


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SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

5:30 - 6:45pm  Opening Night Reception  Featuring delicious food from Thai Square in Arlington, known for its authentic approach to Thai cuisine

7pm   Opening ceremony brings us together and grounds us in the moment
7:15pm   Director Jeremy Frindel introduces the film
7:30pm   Film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

9 - 9:30pm  Kirtan Artist Gaura Vani Performs

Opening Night with Reception

Opening Night without Reception 


Friday, June 21, 2013

7 pm  Fierce Compassion & Daring Hearts

Talk and meditation with Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni and Ruth King.

8:30 pm  Book signing with Ruth King

9 pm  Film THE HIGHEST PASS

Filmmaker Adam Schomer introduces the film. He and Anand Mehrotra, featured in the film, take questions from the audience after the screening.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

10 am  Buddhism: A Joyous Science of Kindness & Wisdom

Talk and meditation with Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg. 

Noon  Lunch break

Noon  Book signing with Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg

1 pm  Awakening Our Compassion: The Heart Practice of Tonglen

Talk and meditation with Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan.

2:15 pm  Film DIGITAL DHARMA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO SAVE A CULTURE 

Director Dafna Yachin and Greg Beier of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center in Cambridge, MA take questions from the audience after the screening.

4 pm - 7:30 pm  Tibet Fest  Doors open at 3:30 pm.  In the Ballroom at Artisphere

New at the festival this year is Tibet Fest. Come hang out with us and our Tibetan friends as we set up camp inside 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. Experience and explore the rich traditions of Tibetan culture through an afternoon of activities for the whole family -- including making prayer flags, and creating birthday cards to send to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There will be special performances from the stage, as well as a Tibetan market so you can take home a piece of Tibetan culture. 

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

8 pm  The GuruGanesha Band in Concert  Doors open at 7:30 pm  

Come share a magical evening of music, stories, joy and inspiration with GuruGanesha and his incomparable band. This is going to be a real treat!

 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

10 am  Warriors of Wisdom: Awakening to Authentic Power

Talk and meditation by Anand Mehrotra  Talk held at The Dome at Artisphere

11:15 am  Cultivating Courage and Resilience for a Well-Lived Life

A talk and meditation with Sharon Salzberg and Marianne Elliott  Talk held at The Dome at Artisphere

12:15 pm  Lunch break 

12:15 pm  Book signing with Marianne Elliott and Sharon Salzberg

1:15 pm  Film AN UNCOMMON KING  Screened at The Dome at Artisphere

Director Johanna Lunn takes questions from the audience after the screening. 

3 pm  The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World

A talk with HeatherAsh Amara

4 pm  Book signing with HeatherAsh Amara

4:15 pm  Film THIS DEWDROP WORLD

Director Elizabeth Thompson is joined for a discussion after the screening by Lou Leonard, Director of the Climate Change Program at the World Wildlife Fund.

5:30 pm  Dinner break

7 pm  Closing Night Program

Film RAW FAITH

Rev. Marilyn Sewell from the film introduces the screening. Afterwards, she shares insights from a remarkable two-year spiritual journey, during which she questioned her future, her difficult past, her God, and most importantly, her ability to love. We know you will be deeply moved by this courageous spiritual warrior who is as insightful with herself as she is with others. This is going to be an inspiring evening.

BuddhaFest then closes with a dedication of the many images, voices, sounds and creative energies celebrated throughout this unique festival of the heart. This joyful ending of song, chant and music features the Rev. Marilyn Sewell, singer Ambika Cooper, and drummer Jeremy Frindel, director of the opening-night film, One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das.