Please join Dr. Paula Arai, the curator of Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1217-2002), as she performs a closing ceremony with the Mindful Intentions offered by guests throughout the duration of the exhibit. Mindful intentions are important on the journey to enlightenment. Intending to dissolve mental habits that cause suffering – grasping, hating, fearing – can release their hold on you. Intending to cultivate mental habits that generate compassion – kindness, respect, gratitude – can help them grow. Throughout this exhibit over 3,000 people wrote out and left their mindful intentions.
Meditation mats and stools will be provided.
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Sit with the exhibition
5:00 – 5:30 Closing Ceremony
Greetings, Dr. Paula Arai
Short talk on Heart Sutra, Dr. Ruben Habito
Chanting of the Heart Sutra (in Japanese and English, text provided)
Lifting up “Mindful Intentions” with 18 Peals of the Bell
After the ceremony, the “Mindful Intentions” will be taken to a location in North Dallas and be dissolved into the four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, before an icon of the Bodhisattva Kannon.