Just as the sun melts the winter snows, warm enthusiasm and kind ideas are the greatest quality of young people, and also play an important role in creating our future world.
-Dharma Master Hsin Tao
Ven. Master Hsin Tao, founder and leader of the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society, will be coming to New York City to lead several public events.
On Friday, October 23, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm, you are cordially invited to join us for a vegetarian dinner, introductory talk about meditation and follow-up Q & A session with Master Hsin Tao. This FREE event will take place at the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society New York Center in Queens: 133-22 41 Rd. Flushing, NY 11355. Please RSVP by calling (718) 359-0093 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, October 24th, from 1:00-4:00pm, Ven. Master Hsin Tao will personally host the Thousand-Lamps Guanyin Buddhist Service on Compassion and Zen. Join us in chanting the Great Compassion Mantra, wherein we share blessings with all sentient beings, cleanse bad karma, help to eliminate disasters and bring ultimate peace to the world. Master Hsin Tao will personally lead the Ping’an Zen prayers for peace and harmony, as well as give instructions on the Guanyin dharma approach and grant refuge precepts. We will light candles as we pray for blessings. This event is FREE, but there is a suggested donation for candle blessings. Please RSVP by calling (718) 359-0093 or emailing email@example.com.
On Sunday, October 25th, from 12:00-4:00pm, we invite you to join us for a Charity Luncheon to raise funds for the rebuilding of our New York Center. The event will take place at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354. Tickets are $200 each and must be booked in advance. Vegetarian luncheon will be served. We will feature an antique sale, including a rare collection of Master Hsin Tao’s prayer beads, as well as musical entertainment. Seating is limited, so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to support Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society’s New York Center! For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (718) 359-0093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Love and Forgiveness – A Call for Art
TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND SUPPORTED OUR EFFORTS, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! OUR APRIL 25TH EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! PLEASE VISIT US ON FACEBOOK WHERE WE HAVE POSTED PICTURES OF THE WINNING SELECTIONS, AND WILL FEATURE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT. WE’LL ALSO CONTINUE TO FEATURE NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN NYC!
The Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society has long been dedicated to encouraging interfaith dialogue. Now, toward that end, and with the support of the Fetzer Institute, we are excited to launch a new project, Love and Forgiveness – A Call for Art.
Our goal is to stimulate interfaith dialogue among young people through the creation of art. The theme of this creative conversation is Love and Forgiveness in the Modern World. The project is open to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12 and between 11-19 years of age, living in NYC. The submissions with then be adjudicated, and the top five entrants will each be awarded $500.
Please note, THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. The new deadline is SATURDAY MARCH 7TH, 2015, at 11:59 PM. An awards ceremony and public exhibit will take place on Saturday, April 25th, at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater.
Love and Forgiveness – A Call for Art is now accepting submissions.
You must live in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
You must be in the 6th-12th grade and between the ages of 11-19 years old.
You must submit your entry by no later than SATURDAY MARCH 7TH at 11:59 PM.
We will be accepting submissions in the following five categories:
- – Painting
- – Photography
- – Drawing/Illustration
- – Mixed Media
- – Video
All static works of art must be limited in size to no more than 30″ x 40″. You may submit up to 5 images of your work as e-mail attachments. Each image may be up to 1MB in size.
Video submissions must be no longer than 1 minute. You must post your work online to a site such as Vimeo or YouTube, and email us the link. You may post your link privately if you like.
Each work of art needs to address one of the following questions or statements. We hope that these prompts will stimulate and inspire interesting discussion as well as your creative process!
- Can we agree to disagree?
- What does it take to forgive someone you don’t like?
- How can we love people who are radically different from us?
- Love speaks – are you listening?
- Forgive yourself, and you can forgive the world.
- Open your heart and the world opens to you.
- Open heart = possibility.
- An open heart is your key to the divine.
- You are supported by the love you give away.