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Announcement: Change Your Mind Day '98! A day of free Buddhist meditation inst

May 19, 1998 12:58 PM
by Mayuyana

Change Your Mind Day

Saturday, June 6: The Fifth Annual Day of Meditation in Central Park

	On June 6, 1998, thousands of New Yorkers will find an oasis of silence in
the bustling heart of the city when Tricycle: The Buddhist Review presents and
The Henry Luce Foundation sponsors the Fifth Annual Change Your Mind Day -- a
day of meditation on the Great Hill in Central Park off Central Park West at
106th Street.  

	Teachers from various Buddhist traditions will give introductory talks and
lead participants in silent meditation and Buddhist chanting. Change Your Mind
Day is designed to introduce meditation practices in a friendly, public
setting free of charge. Participants are invited to relax and enjoy the event.
Teachers and guests this year include: 

--Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Theravadin, Metta Forest Monastery near San Diego,
--Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Soto Zen, co-abbot of San Francisco Zen Center
--Lama Surya Das, Dzogchen (Tibetan), founder of Dzogchen Foundation in
Cambridge, Massachusetts
--Tamara Engel, Vipassana, co-founder of New York Insight, New York City
--Philip Glass, composer, Oscar nominee for Kundun, longtime Buddhist
--Jon Gibson, instrumental & vocal composer performing around the world
--Maggie Newman, tai-chi instructor, will teach contemplative movement as
meditation in action
--Sensei Enyko O'Hara, Soto Zen, Zen teacher, Village Zendo, New York City
 --Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa, Theravadin, Abbot of the New York Buddhist
--Geshe Micheal Roach, ordained Gelugpa monk, Abbot of the Diamond Abbey, New
York City, Founder of Asian Classics Input Program

	More and more Americans are expressing an interest in Buddhist meditation
practices and Change Your Mind Day offers a unique opportunity to experience
them. Each year since 1994, nearly two thousand people have participated in
Change Your Mind Day, including many passers-by drawn by the irresistible
sound of silence. Please join us on Saturday, June 6th from 12:30 to 5:30 PM
on the Great Hill in Central Park off Central Park West at West 106th Street. 

Contact: Katharine Shields & Rande Brown
telephone: 1-800-950-7008 
fax: (212) 645-1493 

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