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Cultural Programs for the Maitreya Relics Exhibition
October 28–30, 2004

October 28

Objects of Veneration: Buddhist Relics
Discussion by illustrious experts on the spiritual vitality and historical significance of relics in the buddhist traditions, including Professor John Strong (Bates College); Ven. Nicholas Vreeland (Tibet Center of New York); Professor Patrick Pranke (Hofstra University); and Victoria
Ewart (Maitreya Project).
Thursday, October 28, 3:00 p.m., Wang Center Lecture Hall 1.

Relics Exhibition Opening Ceremony
Chants and blessings performed by Buddhist Monastics from the Tibetan, Zen, Mahayana, and Theravada Traditions.
Thursday, October 28, 4:30 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

View Relics and Receive Blessings
Thursday, October 28, 5:30–8:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Meditation Practice and Instruction
Thursday, October 28, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Truth Body of the Buddha
It is said that the Buddha had two bodies–the physical body and the body of truth. Although his physical body perished and survives only in the form of relics, his "body of truth," the truth that he realized, remains with us as revealed in his teaching.
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 p.m., Lecture Hall 1


October 29

View Relics and Receive Blessings
Friday, October 29, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Meditation Practice and Instruction
Friday, October 29, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Kwan Yin: The Feminine Face of Buddhism
Reverend Madeline Ko-I Bastis of the Peaceful Dwelling Project illuminates the qualities and prevalence of the bodhisatva Kwan Yin.
Friday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
, Wang Center Chapel & Lecture Hall 1.

Guided Loving Kindness Meditation for Healing
Led by Reverend Madeline Ko-I Bastis
Friday, October 29, 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel & Lecture Hall 1.

Meditation Practice and Instruction
Friday, October 29, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Hi Dharma! (Kwan Park/2001/95 minutes/Korean w/subtitles)
A gang of thugs seeks refuge in a Buddhist monastery to escape a bitter gang war. Two worlds collide when the monks scheme to curb their rowdiness.
Friday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre.

Taiko Drumming as Meditation by Taiko Tides
Friday, October 29, 7:15 p.m.–7:45 p.m., Wang Center Theatre Lobby.


October 30

View Relics and Receive Blessings
Saturday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Storytelling and Art-Making for Young Audiences
Led by Sunita Mukhi, Director, Wang Center.
Saturday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.
, Wang Center
Zodiac Lobby.


Meditation Practice and Instruction
Saturday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Buddhism and Psychology by Marvin Levine
Saturday, October 30, 1:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Wang Center Lecture Hall 1.

Relics Closing Ceremony
Led by Ven. Piyatissa (New York Buddhist Vihara).
Saturday, October 30, 3:30 p.m., Wang Center Chapel.

Buddhist Cultural Program: Songs, Chants, and Dances from
China, Japan, Thailand, and Nepal
Featured performers include the Dance Theater of Nepal, the
Lotus Drum School, and Vajradhammapadip Temple Buddhist School.
Saturday, October 30, 4:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre.

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