April 26, 2002
Smith to Host Celebration
of Buddhism in the Pioneer Valley
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marti Hobbes, firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Smith College will
host a day of talks, panels, and demonstrations on Buddhism from
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Mendenhall Center
for the Performing Arts on Green Street, Northampton. The event,
titled "Many Flavors of the Dharma: a Celebration of Buddhism
in the Pioneer Valley," is free and open to the public.
The workshops and talks will be led by teachers from over 20
different Buddhist organizations in the Pioneer Valley, including
Soka Gakkai International, Northampton Insight Meditation Community
and Living Dharma Center.
Earlier in the week, Smith College will be hosting several monks
from the Gyuto Monastery, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries
in Tibet, who will be constructing an exhibit of "butter
sculpture," traditional Tibetan art forms used in ceremonies
and ritual performances. The sculpturing can be observed by the
general public at no charge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from
Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, in Neilson Library Browsing
For more information, call (413) 585-2753.
The event is sponsored by the Helen Hills Hills Chapel and the
Ada Howe Kent Program in World Religions, Smith College.