Fall 2020 International Education & Interfaith "Gratitude"

Events below have been completed

Interfaith Opening Ceremony

Monday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom ID: 919 441 935 35

Please join us in this special interfaith ceremony filled with well wishes and blessings for all. We will have representation from various religious practices. This will be the kick off event for the UWest’s annual International Education and Interfaith Celebration.

Click the image on the left or Here to see the event recording

Interfaith Rituals part I, Celtic (Irish) Druid/Hindu, hosted by Rev. Dr. Victor Gabriel’s MDIV class

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 2:30 pm

Join on Zoom Meeting: Topic: MDIV 530 Interfaith Rituals

Time: Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://zoom.us/j/92427210363?pwd=Z2p5cVFtVTdHSzRkV01nS1g0a1o3Zz09

Meeting ID: 924 2721 0363 Passcode: Rituals

Bhikkhu Bodhi Dharma Talk hosted by Vaishali Gaidhani & Fong Sam

Thursday, November 12th at 4:00 pm PST

Join us on Zoom ID: 929 3630 1387

Passcode: 502295

Topic: From Suffering to Joy, from Joy to Liberation: based on the Upanishad Sutta from (Samyutta Nikaya, 12.23)

<To see the Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi please click on the image on the left and select the video.

Social Connection Council hosted by April Afoa

A Virtual Council Circle

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm PST

Social Connection Councils offer a space for people to be seen and heard, and a facilitated practice for connecting to ourselves and our community through listening and speaking from the heart.

No prior experience is necessary. Come as you are for an opportunity to listen to your heart, speak what is alive in you, and connect with others.

Contact April Afoa with any questions, and to coordinate your registration for this event aprila@uwest.edu - https://www.centerforcouncil.org/social-connection-councils.html

Bridging the GAP, Interfaith Panel Discussion hosted by Fong Sam

In collaboration with the Religious Studies Department & UWest Graduate Council

Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 pm PST

Five guests, each representing one of the five major religious traditions

<Click on the image to the left to see the panel discussion on video.

Red Carpet Fashion Show, hosted by Muge Meisenholder

Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm PST

Join us on Zoom ID: 968 7941 2362

Passcode: 944665

Zoom info: https://zoom.us/j/96879412362?pwd=ckEzYVphcksxdGxwQjJ5bkNUQ1VIUT09

(Contact Mugem@uwest.edu if you would like to model.)

DEDICATION OF MERIT

Friday, November 20 at 3:00 pm PST

Join us on Zoom ID: 919 1881 2962

Passcode: BMIN610

<Click on the image to the left to see a video recording of the dedication of Merit Ceremony held by Venerable Nativigala Sumitta Thero and the Pali Society at the University of the West.

Performance Art Competition

Monday, November 9, thru Friday, November 20

Submit your video or picture to UWSG@uwest.edu by November 20th for your chance to win & receive a $10 gift card. Winner will be notified via email.

Bingo Challenge

Monday, November 9, 2020 thru Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hello everybody! This is the TAG CLUB ❤️

UWEST’s Interfaith Week has begun with the theme of GRATITUDE!

With that in mind, the TAG CLUB is having a GRATITUDE BINGO!! 🥳🥳🥳

You can post it on Instagram; just cross out the ones that you have done!! 💞💞💞

Remember to tag #uwestinterfaithweek #gratitudebingo AND @tag_uwest AND tag 2 of your friends!

Share your gratitude with us! 🤩

Concert Music from the Past+Present Video Series Dr. Keith Brown & the Pasadena Community Orchestra

Monday, November 9, 2020 thru Monday, November 30, 2020

These concert dates feature website postings of great performances from the past and current chamber music performances by PCO members.

Links to the videos are here or you may click the image on the left.

Gratitude Board, presented by UWest Employee Council

Thursday, November 19 thru Wednesday, November 25

Please take a few minutes of your time to share what you are thankful for on the Gratitude Board. The board will be up until the last day of the International Education and Interfaith Celebration. We would love to be able to read each other's messages and share in the spirit together.

Link to the Kudos Board is here or you may click the image on the left.

Buddhist Art Exhibition, A Pictorial Retrospective

Friday, November 20 thru Wednesday, November 25

Take a stroll down memory lane, to see some of the amazing works of Buddhist art presented by Ven. Sumitta and the Pali Society. See some great art and some old friends

Link to the slide show is here or you may click the image on the left.

English Language Institute (ELI), Students share what they are grateful for this year.

Tuesday, November 24, and beyond

English Language Institute (ELI), share what they are grateful for this holiday season. This is a very special gift, that should not be missed.

See the video here: https://youtu.be/gFuicnapK2o

ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP (IDS 330): Student Presentations

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm PST

Students will have about 10minutes each to do their presentations on grass roots environmental leaders...

Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505518734

Zoom ID: 825 0551 8734 Pass Code: 561182

Closing Gratitude Ceremony, Pot Luck Together-Apart hosted by Student Life

Tuesday, November 24 at 6:00 pm PST

Join us on Zoom ID: 818 1358 4600

Passcode: 999201

Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81813584600?pwd=SENwa2hrVkk0QjkvZjRTYzZYN3lHdz09

Join with or without your meal/snack/beverage and enjoy community, blessings, and contemplation. Bring your messages of gratitude and wishes to the wishing tree we will be creating together and displaying online and around campus.

Prepare something to eat that resembles our UWest mascot the elephant and have a chance to win a BIG prize.

DETACHMENT IN BUDDHIST THOUGHT: Living in the present age

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST

Is it possible to have detachment with those we hold dear without alienation and distancing ourselves?

Join us on Zoom ID: 989 4424 1173 Passcode: 645272

DETACHMENT IN BUDDHIST THOUGHT: Living in the present age

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST

Is it possible to have detachment with those we hold dear without alienation and distancing ourselves?

Join us on Zoom ID: 989 4424 1173 Passcode: 645272