Shomyo for Everyday Wellness

April 8, 2021
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Shomyo for Everyday Wellness
Thursday, April 8, 8:30 PM EDT
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Shomyo: Buddhist Ritual Chant – Moonlight Mantra
Tuesday, March 30, 8 PM EDT

Enjoy a rare chance to practice shomyo alongside the monks of Shomyo no Kai in a workshop on how to use Buddhist ritual chant as a form of meditation. The monks will share how their daily practice of this art form, which is believed to have originated in India before entering Japan in the 6th century, informs and enhances their sense of well-being.

Tickets: $5/FREE for members

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Shomyo: Buddhist Ritual Chant is co-presented with The University of Chicago Presents, and supported by The JEC Fund, Doug and Teresa Peterson, and The Asahi Shimbun Foundation.

2020-2021 Performing Arts Season

Lead Sponsor:

Corporate Partner:

ORIX Stewardship Foundation

Major Support: Doug and Teresa Peterson, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.


Additional Support: Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen‡, The Royal Little Family Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Hiroko Onoyama, Mr. Norton Belknap‡, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Susan M. McCormac, Pamela Perlman, Karen and Samuel Richardson, and Lyndley and Samuel Schwab.

Endowment: Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In-kind Support: Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

‡ In memoriam.

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
  • 8:30 pm