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Opening Ceremony
The Green at Denver Downtown Aquarium

directly adjacent to Fishback Landing Park
Saturday, August 23, 2008 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Temple Bell Countdown
    • Bill Hamaker, Zen Center of Denver
  • Metta: A Buddhist Prayer of Lovingkindness
    • Venerable Danan Henry, Roshi, Zen Center of Denver
  • Muslim Call to Prayer
    • Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni, The Abrahamic Initiative
  • Welcome
    • Don Morreale and Reverend Dr. Toni Cook, Meditate 08 Co-Coordinators
  • Buddhist Chant
    • The Monks of Wat Buddhawararam
  • Words of Gratitude and Acknowledgement
    • Lloyd Burton, PhD, Colorado Insight Meditation Community
    • Nicole Langley, EarthNest Institute
  • Honored Guest
    • Giancarlo Esposito
      Two-time Obie Award Winner, star of "The Usual Suspects" & “Do the Right Thing”
  • Introduction of Teachers
    • Don Morreale and Reverend Dr. Toni Cook
  • Tibetan Longhorn & Flute
    • Nawang Khechog
      Tibetan Multi-instrumentalist, Grammy Nominee, Tibetan Music Award Winner
  • African & Native American Chanting
    • Opalanga Pugh, African Griot and Spiritual Teacher
    • David Young, Apache Curandero and Spiritual Leader of Iglesia de Aztlan
  • Silent Meditation
    • Lloyd Burton, PhD, Insight Meditation of Colorado
  • Hebrew Chant
    • Rabbi Nadya Gross, Pardes Levavot: a Jewish Renewal Congregation
  • “Lift Your Voice”
    • Rev. Cynthia James, Mile Hi Church of Religious Science
  • Peace in Many Languages
    • Teachers and monastics are invited to stand and say the word Peace in their own language
  • Closing Sanskrit Benediction
    • Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Denver Kriya Yoga

Dances of Universal Peace with Sara Rain
At Fishback Landing Park immediately following the Ceremony

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