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BUDHI: Celebrating Humanity in Everyday Life

Sep 11, 2016




One of the events co-organized by CHC, this time with the Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple in 2013.

BUDHI: Celebrating Humanity in Everyday Life is the merging of two events namely the “2nd FGS Mabuhay Temple Conference on Humanistic Buddhism and Cultural Pluralism—with the theme on BEAUTY AND THE BUDDHA: Multidisciplinary Research on Aesthetics and the Arts of Life” and the first “BAYANIHAN FESTIVAL: Reclaiming Indigenous Culture to Create Evolving Communities.”

The joint Conference-Festival aims to make the FGS Mabuhay Temple an alternative venue for educators, students, religious practitioners, artists in the different and related disciplines and interest to share their ideas, scholarly and creative works on intercultural understanding. This year’s FGS conference highlights the various discourses in Aesthetics and the Bayanihan Festival presents the indigenous perspective on 1) Healing, 2) Education, 3) Film and media, 4) Fashion and crafts, and 5) Food and farming.

Special guests, speakers and facilitators include: Venerable Masters of Fo Guang Shan, Kataastaasang Babaylan Reyna Yolanda Liban Manalo, Celyo Rizal, Joey Ayala, Bonifacio Comandante, Pamela Fernandez, Sanghabi, Ginhawa and many more.

Plus theater performances in the evening by the Performance Research Network, which includes Destiyero Theater Commune, Kolab Co., Transitopia Contemporary Dance Commune, and Sipat Lawin Ensemble.

[Poster design by Patrich Agustin]