2017 / Los Angeles: “Words of the Buddha” photo exhibition and Gagaku concert at Nishi Hongwnji Temple, Nov. 18, 19

Words of Buddha

Photo Exhibition: Words of the Buddha in the Landscape of India

Nov. 18 & 19, 2017, Saturday & Sunday
LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kaikan Building
815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission: FREE

May all living beings be happy, secure, and peaceful – the Buddha

Exhibition on Nov. 18 & 19 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

This exhibition was first presented as part of the commemorative events celebrating 50 years of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai activities. It was brought together to bring hope, and the will to go on, to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The exhibition toured various parts of Japan in 2015. Many of the people who saw the exhibit tell us that the combination of words and pictures is especially moving.

With that success in Japan, we were encouraged to share these photos with the people of the United States, in hopes that many more could see them.

The scenic images are accompanied by the words of Buddha, translated by Prof. Hajime Nakamura, and with comments from Prof. Sengaku Maeda and Prof. Yasuaki Nara. These gentlemen are among the top Buddhist and Indian scholars in Japan today.

For Living in the Present Day. We sincerely thank the many people who viewed this this exhibit and felt the comfort of the words of Buddha, and so be better able to find peace to go on with our daily lives.

Related Events on Sunday, Nov. 19
11:45am: Presentation on the Gagaku & Bugaku to children by Rev. Mas Kodani
1:00pm:  Special Presentation on the Buddha-Dharma & India by Rev. Mas Kodani
2:00pm: Presentation of Kinnara Gagaku & Bugaku (traditional Buddhist Music & Dance)

For more information, please contact LA Hongwanji Temple office at (213) 680-9130.

Sponsored by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Dharma Center, & Senshin Buddhist Temple