The Power of Integrity in our Burning World
With Roshi Joan Halifax
Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Buddha: Great Physician & Mind Scientist for Trying Times
With Robert A.F. Thurman
Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US
Everything Hangs on Intention: How to Align Your Intentions with Your Real Values
With Sylvia Boorstein
Co-Founding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Senior Teacher at Insight Meditation Society
Inner Wealth: How to Cultivate Your Mind To Overcome Spiritual Poverty
With Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Resident Teacher of the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center, President and Co-Founder of the International Mindfulness Teachers Assn.
Meditation as Medicine: How Tibetan Doctors Use Holistic Practices to Heal
With Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Born in Tibet, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International, which was formerly the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine
The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path
With Norman Fischer
Senior Teacher and former Co-Abbot at San Francisco Zen Center, Founder and Spiritual Director of Everyday Zen Foundation.
Bernie Glassman 1939-2018
This influential Buddhist teacher was a pioneer of Zen in the West, and he blended his spiritual practice with a passion for social activism.
Bernie was one of the most creative forces in Western Buddhism, creating new paths, practices, and organizations to serve the people who fall between the cracks of society. He was a leader in the Socially Engaged Buddhism movement, and founder of Zen Peacemakers International.
Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center of Santa Fe, NM
Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot of Zen Center of Los Angeles
Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Abbot of Village Zendo of New York City
Roshi Fleet Maull, Founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute
Peter Cunningham, Photographer and Zen Peacemaker
Moshe Cohen, Founder of Clowns Without Borders - USA
Rami Efal, Executive Director of Zen Peacemakers International
Opening Night Highlights Include a personal video tribute from actor Jeff Bridges (who will not be present). We will also show film footage of Jeff and Bernie working together while writing their book, The Dude and The Zen Master.
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SHARON SALZBERG: This will be our 10th BuddhaFest, and Sharon has been with us for every single one. Unfortunately, a recent health issue has forced Sharon to cancel her public appearances for several months. Therefore, rather than appearing with us in person, Sharon will participate from New York via livestream. We are grateful for this, and we hope you understand.
Their Talk is Followed by a 20th Anniversary Screening of the classic Buddhist film,
Acclaimed Buddhist Filmmaker Doris Dörrie's classic comedy, ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED
with SYLVIA BOORSTEIN
ROBERT A. F. THURMAN and DR. NIDA CHENAGTSANG