BODHIFEST MIAMI IS PLEASED TO ONCE AGAIN HOST THE JADE BUDDHA FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE.
ChakraSamvara Center & City of Miami are honored to host the 2015 Tour of the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, in exhibition at Ichimura Miami Japan Garden. Jade Buddha, the largest healing statue in the world (7ft), will be open to the public; and the World Peace Prayers Sand Mandala will be created.
EVENT TIMES AND DATES
Saturday, January 24 - Sunday, February 08, 2015.
DAILY VISIT • 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
OPENING CEREMONY • SAT. 1/24 — 10AM
FESTIVAL SAT & SUN • 1/24 & 1/25
FESTIVAL SAT & SUN • 1/31 & 2/01
FESTIVAL SAT & SUN • 2/07 & 2/08
CLOSING CEREMONY • SUN. 2/7 —5PM
2nd ANNUAL BODHIFEST MIAMI is a multicultural festival that will give attendees a full range of spiritual activities and entertainment that serve to awaken consciousness and mindfulness in your day to day life. Festival goers will enjoy multicultural dance and healing practices such as yoga, meditation and martial arts as well as an array of exotic and organic food. Some examples include Snow Lion Dance, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, and Silk Folk Dances; Tibetan Monks World Peace Sand Mandala cultural dance, crafts and arts, performances by drummers, yoga and martial arts demonstrations.
The Jade Buddha is a jade statue of the Gautama Buddha sourced from northern Canada in 2000 and later carved by Thai artisans. It is made of polar jade, which is a kind of Nephrite. It stands 2.7 meters high and is valued at more than $5 million. This four-tonne statue was created for the Great Stupa of Universal Peace.
Compassion in Bendigo, Victoria in Australia. Its model is the Buddha statue of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India. The statue is currently touring the world. Unusual lights have allegedly appeared in photographs taken of the Jade Buddha. These lights allegedly first appeared at Quán Thế Âm temple in Đà Nẵng. They have since been sighted at every showing of the Jade Buddha in Vietnam, Australia and USA. These lights appear in a wide range of conditions and are even claimed to appear inside buildings such as the Museum of Western Australia in Perth and the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The lights have been called “Mandala Lights” because of the symmetrical design which has a similarity to a Buddhist mandala. The lights appear to be semi-transparent, and when enlarged they seem to be made up of many colours.