The Ann Arbor Zen Buddhist Temple will celebrate Art Fair week with tours of the Temple gardens and presentations on Buddhism and art.
On Tuesday, July 20th, visitors can enjoy guided tours of the Temple ornamental and vegetable gardens beginning at 3:00 pm. At 7:30 that evening, Carolyn Putney, Interim Deputy Director and Curator of Asian Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, will speak on the migration of Buddhism across the Orient, using illustrations from the Museum’s Asian collections.
On Friday, July 23rd, garden tours will again be available starting at 3:00 pm. Benjamin Brose, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, will discuss dharma transmission in the Zen tradition; the presentation will begin at 7:30 pm.
The Temple will also offer an exhibition of Buddhist works of art, featuring items from its own and private collections. The exhibition will be open to the public during the hours of the garden tours and before and after the evening presentations.
All events will take place at the Temple, which is located at 1214 Packard Street, just north of the intersection of Packard and Granger Street in Ann Arbor.
These events are open to the public. A donation of $10 is suggested for the evening programs.
For additional information, contact the Ann Arbor Zen Buddhist Temple at 734-761-6520, or visit the web site at: http://www.zenbuddhisttemple.org/