Construction of the Compassion Mandala

November 14, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Watch the monks create a mandala, a symbol of the universe, from sand. From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite.  Hours to view Mandala creation: Wednesday, November 14 @ 12:30-6:00 pm, Thursday, November 15 @ 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 17 @ 10:00...

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Open Ceremony

November 14, 2018

The monks preside at a ceremony that includes a consecration of the mandala sand painting site with chats and music. 

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Lectures

November 15, 2018

12:30 pm Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief 4:00 pm The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach 

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Lectures

November 15, 2018

Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach

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Opera Scenes

November 16, 2018 - November 17, 2018

WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theater works.  Friday, November 16 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, November 17 @ 7:30 pm

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Traditionally, most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept and placed in an urn-to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. Participants may join the monks as the hike to...

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Traditionally, most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept and placed in an urn to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water where it is deposited. Participants may join the monks as they...

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The Bergen Philharmonic and Maestro Yoon Sang Timothy Cho present “Beethoven Re-Invented” with Little Ears Collective on Nov 17th, 7:30 PM at the Syriac Community Hall, 55 W. Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ. Little Ears Collective is a group of musicians of all genres coming from very diverse backgrounds including Chicago, Montana, France, NYC, Nashville, South Korea, and California....

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