Songs of Peace: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Buddha Day
Wed, May 26
$5 w/Advance Registration!
“Vesak”, “Wesak,” or “Buddha Day” occurs on the day of the full moon in May and is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. On this day – sometime in the 6th-4th century B.C.E. – Buddha was born. It was also the day, years later, on which Buddha attained enlightenment and – as luck would have it – the day on which, in his 80th year, he passed away. Buddha’s main goal in life was to find a way to end human suffering. He taught compassion and peace; teachings which have become the foundation of Buddhism. To honor this great philosopher, join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to journey through a diverse array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of peace. Audio & video clips bring the joy of music into our discussion!