The Centro de Retiros budista Arya Tara (Arya Tara Buddhist Retreat Center) in Spain has announced that it will dedicate this year's Buddhist conference, the 'III Jornadas de Budismo' in Madrid, to Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who died in January from last year. *
"This will be the first nationwide tribute to the Zen master, and the Order of Interbeing will prepare an altar with Thay's photo on it as a tribute to him on December 2," center president María Drolma shared. , with BDG.
“We have invited two speakers, both members of the Order of Interbeing, to present lectures. Carmen Barranco, served as President of the Interbeing Buddhist Community from 2017 to 2021 and Dharma Master Luis del Val has followed the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh since 2018. Both have traveled to Vietnam and Plum Village, the Buddhist monastery from the south of France where Thich Nhat Hanh settled. its first and largest international community.
During the III Jornadas de Budismo in Madrid there will be an exhibition of calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh, musical performances and a biographical documentary about him on the website of the Centro de Retiros budista Arya Tara.
“The Centro de Retiros budista Arya Tara is a non-profit association (registration number: 40052) and does not receive any private or public funding,” explained María Drolma. "Since we have covered the cost of the conference venue and some other expenses, such as the invitation of a speaker from outside Madrid, we are asking for a donation of €15 for the tribute to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh , which will be held in Madrid from 10:30 a.m.–13:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023.
“We all look forward to honoring Thich Nhat Hanh this year, and we hope it will benefit him and all participants. »
Centro de Retiros budista Arya Tara is a non-profit association in Madrid. The first Buddhist retreat center in Madrid, it bears the name "Arya Tara" after arya, a Sanskrit word meaning venerable and Tara, the manifestation of the female Buddhist aspect. As a non-sectarian Buddhist retreat center, Centro de Retiros budista Arya Tara is open to all traditions and branches of Buddhism. The center can be contacted by email at (email protected).
Born in Madrid in 1972, María Drolma holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Japanology and non-European art history, as well as a doctorate in East Asian art history. María first encountered the Buddhadharma in December 2007 during a meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She then took refuge with Geshe Thubten Choden in 2009. Maria was secretary (and English-Spanish translator) of the Instituto de Budismo Tibetano Hayagriva in Madrid and was ordained a Buddhist nun from 2012 to 2013. She also played a instrumental in introducing the Bhutan Nuns Foundation to the Lumbini Foundation in Caceres, Spain.
* Plum Village announces the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, internationally beloved Buddhist teacher (BDG)
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