Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue on 6/25

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Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue , cosponsored by the Peace Islands Institute and Budddhist Council of New York will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at 11am – 1:30pm (including lunch) at New York Insight Meditation Center (28 West 27th Street, 10th Fl.  New York, NY).

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Building on the first Buddhist-Muslim Relations sponsored by the Buddhist Council of NY and the Peace Islands Institute in February 2014, this afternoon’s dialogue will continue the interfaith exploration with two prominent scholars/faith leaders. The conversation will touch upon the misconceptions that Muslims and Buddhists have of each other — often fueled by the media, especially in the wake of events in Bangladesh, Burma, and Bodhgaya (India). The speakers will present the core teachings and practices of these two traditions and reflect on the commonalities and possible challenges that their differences may present. The event will include a light lunch, time for conversation, and mingling.

Registration (Free)

Send e-mail to: tknakagaki@gmail.com by June 18. Please include event name (BM Dialogue), your name, email, organization.

Info: 646-797-7982

Buddhist Forum 2014

Buddhist Forum 2014 

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: The Temple of Enlightenment (3070 Albany Crescent, Bronx, NY 10463)

To listen to the speakers, please go to :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NujW3kUQ-0M  Thank you, Jason Yeh for videotaping the event!

“Buddhism in New York: Challenges and Opportunities”

As we celebrate a New Year together, let us discuss the issues that Buddhist in the New York area face. The forum will give us a great opportunity to meet various Buddhist leaders, learn from each other, and build friendship and cooperation among the Buddhist leaders (The forum is not open to public.)

We will discuss the issues related to Buddhist practices, and related to inter-religious communities. We will discuss challenges of being Buddhists in a non-Buddhist culture, what gifts that Buddhists can bring to American society, making Buddhist holidays in NYC, internal issues such as Myanmar conflict which affects Buddhists in New York.

We encourage Buddhist centers to send two or three leaders to join the Buddhist Forum.

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