Past Events

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:00pm
Buddhism in Modern China: A Century of Transformation

Social historian Rangdao Lai presents a lecture on the intersection between modernity and Buddhist culture in China over the last century. Rongdao Lai is an assistant professor at USC and holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Religions. Free Fridays, no charge.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10:00am
The Garden Meditation: Guided Contemplation

Join a 45-minute, guided contemplation to develop deep serenity and sense of appreciation by experienced meditation teacher Ross Stoutenborough. This session is one of three that are presented in the exhibition gallery for Shi Zhiying Meditation. Special series pricing available.

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:00pm
Cinema Orange | One Mind and A Thousand Mothers

DOUBLE FEATURE | Free Fridays, no charge

One Mind presents a portrait of life inside one of China's most austere and revered Zen communities where the Zhenru Chan Monastery upholds a strict monastic code established over 1200 years ago by the founding patriarchs of Zen in China. 2016; 81 minutes

A Thousand Mothers, set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, looks at the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar where choices available to girls and women (generally limited in Myanmar) are offered to them. 2017; 39 minutes

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 11:00am
Fall Exhibitions Open with Curatorial Walk-throughs

Galleries open at 11 am for two new exhibitions; Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection and Shi Zhiying. At 2 pm, join OCMA Director & CEO Todd Smith for a tour of Shi Zhiying. Immediately following, Senior Curator Cassandra Coblentz will give a tour of Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection.

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 7:00pm
Members' Opening Reception

OCMA members are invited to a private reception and viewing of the two fall exhibitions Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection and Shi Zhiying.