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Buddhadharma : Fall 2007
fall 2007| 88 |buddhadharma mahasangha news use.” ■ With the Fall 2007 issue of Turning Wheel: The Journal of Engaged Buddhism, longtime edi- tor susan moon (below, left) passes the torch to former Bud- dhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) executive director Maia Duerr. In 1990, Moon gave a one-year com- mitment to what was then the Buddhist Peace Fellowship News- letter; that was more than 65 quarterly issues ago. Moon is retiring in order to spend time on her own writing projects and pho- tography and to enjoy her new granddaughter. Meanwhile, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel (above, right ) took over for Duerr as the new BPF executive director in June. The former development director of several nonprofit organizations, Manuel is also a visual artist and a writer. ■ The cenTer for conTemPLaTive minD in socieTy is seeking an executive director to replace retiring found- ing director Mirabai Bush. CCMS is a national nonprofit organiza- tion that “encourages the integra- tion of contemplative awareness and contemporary life, to help cre- ate a more just, compassionate, and reflective society.” Bush was a founding board member of the Seva Foundation and is co-author, with Ram Dass, of Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service. For more information on the position, visit www.contem- plativemind.org. ■ American painter cLeve gray’s monu- mental work, Threnody, is the backdrop for a series of themati- cally related performances and facilitated by Dr. Peter Gregory, with participants Professor Rob- ert Buswell, Ellen Jikai Birx, Elihu Genmyo Smith, and Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara; a celebratory din- ner and “open mike” recounting of ZCLA experiences; and a pag- eant performed by ZCLA mem- bers. Wendy Egyoku Nakao, who has served as the abbot and head teacher at ZCLA since 1999, said the 40-year anniversary gathering was “a seminal event in the life of ZCLA and the White Plum Asanga, with many people recon- necting with old dharmic relations and meeting many new ones.” ■ Researchers directed by psychol- ogy and psychiatry professor Richard Davidson at the Univer- sity of Wisconsin in Madison studied participants in the insighT meDiTaTion soci- eTy’s Three-monTh reTreaT and found that meditation leads to a significant shift in how the brain allocates attention. The study, published in the online edi- tion of the PLoS (Public Library of Science) Biology journal, shows that attention does not have a fixed capacity and can be improved by directed mental training, such as meditation. ■ Following success- ful programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Amsterdam, the inTerna- TionaL BuDDhisT fiLm fes- TivaL (IBFF) went to Singapore for the first time in May, screening films from nine nations to sold- out audiences. Shower, by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang, was the opening-night feature, followed by the American Film Institute’s Grand Jury Prize winner, Buddha’s Lost Children, b y Dutch documentary filmmaker Mark Verkerk. “Many of the filmmakers aren’t Buddhists,” says Gaetano Maida, IBFF cofounder and executive director. “They’re artists exploring issues and ideas that are in alignment with any of the wisdom traditions that value compassion.” In that spirit, the festival also included screenings of hit TV shows The Simpsons and King of the Hill. ■ The first endowed chair in Chinese Bud- dhism in North America – the sheng yen ProfessorshiP in chinese BuDDhisT sTuD- ies – was formally inaugurated in May at Colum- bia University in New York. The first holder of the chair is Professor Chun-fang Yü (left), a Colum- bia graduate and professor in its department of religion and the author of The Renewal of Buddhism in China. The endowed chair is named for Master Sheng Yen, the Chan Bud- dhist master and founder of Dharma Drum Mountain. Profes- sor Yü became one of Master Sheng Yen’s first students when he arrived in New York in the 1970s. ■ Takashi murakami’s inaugural exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in New York opened in May with a three-day series of traditional Japanese tea ceremo- nies. Tranquility of the Heart, Torment of the Flesh: Open Wide the Eye of the Heart and Nothing is Invisible is the first public show- ing of Murakami’s new series of monumental paintings of Daruma, better known as Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism and patriarch of Zen art. The prolific Murakami is currently producing feature-length animated films, hosting a television and radio show, designing Louis Vuitton handbags, and preparing for a traveling retrospective of his work that will open in October at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Describing the Zen direction of his new work, Murakami said, “I wanted to bring something spiritually and culturally Japa- nese to a wider audience.” ■ Members of Florida’s Tibetan Buddhist community are building a part-time residence, monastery, and retreat center for his hoLiness The 17Th karmaPa, the head of the Tibetan Kagyu lineage, near Gainesville, Florida. Buddhists in Alachua County raised $1.275 million for the purchase of 143 acres on Lake Santa Fe (below). This is the first step toward fulfill- ing the Karmapa’s vision for a Tibetan cultural center in North Central Florida. “We still have a lot of hard work ahead,” said David Bole, who serves on the Florida Tibetan Buddhist Center board. “We hope that within five years, at least part of the center will be open for the community to Mygaku Zimmerman holds an archival photo of Maezumi Roshi (seated, center) and six of his dharma heirs. The White Plum Asanga now numbers more than 60 teachers. 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