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BUDDHAFEST | LA

May 31 - June 2, 2019
Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

Writers Guild Theater and UCLA

BuddhaFest embraces the principles of mindfulness and compassion through a unique mix of inspiring films, modern wisdom teachings, meditation and live music.

RESERVED SEATS FOR MOST EVENTS

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Talks


Talks


A day of Wisdom Talks, Meditation
& MUSIC

Saturday, June 1,  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Featuring Talks By:

SHARON SALZBERG  Founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass. and Author,  Real Love  and  Real Happiness

SHARON SALZBERG
Founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass. and Author, Real Love and Real Happiness

ROBERT A.F. THURMAN   Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US

ROBERT A.F. THURMAN
Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN  Co-Founding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Senior Teacher at Insight Meditation Society

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN
Co-Founding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Senior Teacher at Insight Meditation Society

DAWA TARCHIN PHILLIPS  Resident Teacher of the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center, President and Co-Founder of the International Mindfulness Teachers Assn.

DAWA TARCHIN PHILLIPS
Resident Teacher of the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center, President and Co-Founder of the International Mindfulness Teachers Assn.

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

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

NORMAN FISCHER  Senior Teacher and former Co-Abbot at San Francisco Zen Center, Founder and Spiritual Director of Everyday Zen Foundation

NORMAN FISCHER
Senior Teacher and former Co-Abbot at San Francisco Zen Center, Founder and Spiritual Director of Everyday Zen Foundation

Plus A Musical Performance
by Drukmo Gyal Dakini

Born in Tibet,  Drukmo Gyal Dakini  travels the world to sing Tibetan healing mantras and chants

Born in Tibet, Drukmo Gyal Dakini travels the world to sing Tibetan healing mantras and chants

Get Your Seats Today for Best Selection 

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Intensives


Intensives


Go Deeper at A sunday Intensive

Sunday, June 2, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Choose one of these daylong intensives:

WORKSHOP 1

SHARON SALZBERG and SYLVIA BOORSTEIN


WORKSHOP 2

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ROBERT A. F. THURMAN and DR. NIDA CHENAGTSANG

 

Opening Night

Friday, May 31,  7:30 - 10:00 PM

A Tribute to Zen Master Bernie Glassman

Honoring the Life of Bernie Glassman
& The Power of Socially Engaged Buddhism

50% of Net Proceeds to Benefit Zen Peacemakers International

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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. 

Details And Special Guests To Be Announced

Tickets On Sale Soon

 

SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 1

FILM EVENT TO BE ANNOUNCED

 
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Sponsors


Sponsors


Festival Partners


Festival SponsorS

 

Festival Supporter

 
 

Opening Night


Opening Night


Opening Night

Friday, May 31,  7:30 - 10:00 PM

A Tribute to Zen Master Bernie Glassman

Honoring the Life of Bernie Glassman
& The Power of Engaged Buddhism

50% of Net Proceeds to Benefit Zen Peacemakers International

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Bernie Glassman 1939-2018

Details And Special Guests To Be Announced

Tickets On Sale Soon

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Schedule


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Schedule

Friday, May 31
At Writers Guild Theater

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM - OPENING NIGHT: To Be Announced


Saturday, June 1
At Writers Guild Theater

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - A Day of Talks, Meditation and Music

Featuring: Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Robert Thurman, Dr. Nida and music with Drukmo Gyal

There will be a 90-minute lunch break and dinner break. There are several restaurants in the area.

Evening Program To Be Announced

All Saturday Seats Reserved - Get Yours Today for Best Selection


Sunday, June 2
At UCLA Young Hall

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Daylong Intensives
Choose one of these intensives: 

  • Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein

  • Robert Thurman and Dr. Nida

There will be a ??? minute lunch break. There are several restaurants in the area.