Upcoming Dharma Workshops for BBEP Australia
Our next adventure will consist of a series of Dharma workshops at Nan Tien Temple.
Please mark the following date and times in your calendar:
15 June 2013 (Sat) 10am to 12:30pm
“Buddha: Personalizing your Buddha”
20 July 2013 (Sat) 10am to 12:30pm
“Dharma: Take a piece of Nan Tien home
10 August 2013 (Sat) 10am to 12:30pm
“Sangha: Creating a Silk Road treasure chest”
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Celebration in Australia 2013
The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration and Exhibition will be held at Federation Square, Melbourne on May 18-19, 2013, 9 am to 5 pm.
Celebration in Los Angeles Area 2013
The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration and Exhibition will be held at Whittier Narrows Park in the Los Angeles Area, California on May 19, 2013.
Silk Road music from Mario Cee and others has been updated. Link is here: Music downloads
Photos by Mei Ching Chua and Alex Amies 2013
Celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday in Australia 2013
Buddha’s Birthday 2013 to be a unique celebration in Australia Art exhibition travels from US to connect past and present, and East and West; and reach out to the Australian community
Australia will be the second country in the world to host the Buddha’s Birthday Education Project – a multimedia art exhibition and range of educational activities celebrating the birth of the Buddha that will run from 29 March to 5 May 2013.
The exhibition – entitled ‘Through These Doors: Connecting Past and Present, East and West’ – makes its way to Australia after the successful celebrations in Southern California – hosted by the University of the West and Hsi Lai Temple during Buddha’s Birthday last year.
The original US exhibition has been evolved for Australian audiences with the inclusion of inspiring and thought-provoking artworks created by local Australian artists working in diverse areas throughout the Illawarra region and stretching to the Hawkesbury’s Dangar Island.
The exhibition will be held at NTI’s Temple Campus – the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere, and award winning NSW South Coast tourist attraction. It will open on 29 March, and be open to the public until 5 May, in Hui Hai Hall, NTI’s Temple Campus Art Gallery.
The exhibition and supporting events celebrating Buddha’s Birthday in 2013 around the Illawarra and Sydney areas will be a creative collaboration of many volunteers including artists, musicians, curators, and docents (tour guides).
Entry is free and based on the success of last year’s attendances at the exhibition in the US, and previous years’ attendances at Buddha’s Birthday celebrations at Nan Tien Temple and Darling Harbour of over 25,000 visitors, is expected to be well-attended.
Celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday – Connecting Past and Present, East and West
To celebrate the Buddha’s birthday and reach out to the local community, Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong, Australia and Hsi Lai Temple in Los Angeles, California will be hosting celebrations and volunteers will be taking these exhibitions to nearby venues.
Buddha’s Birthday Education Project is a web site celebrating the birth of the Buddha. This web site is a focal point for organising events celebrating the Birth of the Buddha, promotes education and understanding of Buddhism, describes research into the spread of Buddhism from India to China and historic celebrations of the Buddha’s birthday, and displays images of artwork created for those events by project volunteers.
Last edited on May 31, 2013