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Friday, May 31
At Writers Guild Theater

7:30 PM - 10:15 PM - OPENING NIGHT


50% of Net Proceeds to Benefit Zen Peacemakers International

An Evening of Talks, Meditation, Film, Music & More

Opening Night Speakers:

Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center
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.

Saturday, June 1
At Writers Guild Theater

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

  • 10:00 AM
    The Power of Integrity in our Burning World
    Roshi Joan Halifax

  • 10:45 AM
    The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path
    Norman Fischer

  • 11:30 AM
    Lunch Break and Book Signing -
    There are several restaurants in the area.

  • 1:00 PM
    Buddha: Great Physician & Mind Scientist for Trying Times
    Robert A.F. Thurman

  • 1:45 PM
    Inner Wealth: How to Cultivate Your Mind To Overcome Spiritual Poverty
    Dawa Tarchin Phillips

  • 2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM
    Tibetan Healing Mantras: A Musical Performance
    Drukmo Gyal Dakini

  • 3:30 PM
    Meditation as Medicine: How Tibetan Doctors Use Holistic Practices to Heal

    Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

  • 4:15 PM
    Everything Hangs on Intention: How to Align Your Intentions with Your Real Values
    Sylvia Boorstein

  • 5:00 PM
    Book Signing


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - How Radical Compassion Will Change Your Life
A Talk With Sharon Salzberg (via livestream) and Robert A.F. Thurman

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Talk and Film
What The Buddha Taught: Healing The Social and Political Suffering We’re Experiencing Today
A Talk With Roshi Joan Halifax & Roshi Pat O'Hara

PLUS 20th Anniversary Screening of the classic Buddhist film, ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED

Sunday, June 2
At UCLA Young Hall

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

  • Integrity as a Path to Happiness with Sylvia Boorstein

  • Why The Buddha Smiled: Mind Science and Healing Art for Everyone with Robert Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

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