Press Release Summary: Paris October 8th 2007, A Medicine Buddha Mandala annually constructed in Paris France, will for the first time ever be built simultaneously in Second Life, in solidarity with the monks, nuns and peoples of Burma.
Press Release Body: The Mandala, a complex representation of the residence of the Medicine Buddha, and at the same time a map of consciousness, will be constructed over four days by Tibetan monks from coloured sand. This traditional Tibetan offering to encourage peace and healing comes at a particularly poignant time says Ven, Geshe Thupten Khedroup, Meditation Director of MindScience Institute. "The Monks and Nuns of Burma have shown great compassion and courage in demonstrating for freedom and democracy. It is the duty of all of us who believe in human rights and human dignity to show our solidarity with the Burmese people. This Mandala is dedicated to the peace and happiness of all beings, and especially to those who are suffering in Burma at this time."
Executives from Unfrozenmind, a Strategic Innovation thinktank based in London and Community Chest SARL collaborated with the MindScience Institute to simulcast this event in Second Life as a way of enabling this message of peace and solidarity to be shared in an interactive way across the globe. "Through technologies such as Facebook andSecond Life, this local event can become a profound symbol of peace whereever you are in the world, for individuals express their solidarity with the peoples of Burma" said Alexei Levene, Marketing Director of Unfrozenmind. "This is about technology with a moral compass, about ancient traditions harmonising with modern tools and, fundamentally, about the promotion of universal human values."
Both the actual and virtual Mandalas are free events open to all peoples says Ven Geshe Thupten Khedroup "It is important for people to spend time reflecting on those who are suffering and also the suffering that we experience. We are very happy if people can take some time out of their busy schedules to visit and share in this Mandala as well as expressing their solidarity in a peaceful environment.
MSI Meditation Director, Ven. Geshe Thupten Khedroup will be building the Medicine Buddha Mandala between 18th-21st October at Espace St Martin, 199bis rue Saint Martin, Paris, France. For more details please see our Facebook notification http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6537782889
About MindScience Institute: MSI is dedicated towards helping both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to train their minds through a practical application of ancient Tibetan techniques. Running courses, conferences and constructing Mandalas across Europe, MSI also runs Aid Projects to support children in need and monks and nuns in Tibet and India. For more information on MSI, please see www.mindscience-institute.com
About Unfrozenmind Ltd: Unfrozenmind is a Strategic Innovation thinktank that helps executives and organisations to create BrandNewOceans by learning to design their futures. Unfrozenmind has five programmes; BrandNewIdea, BrandNewMind, BrandNewPlanet, BrandNewWork and BrandNewFutures to help leaders discover how to master the release and deployment of organisational imagination. Unfrozenmind is about turning imagination into competitive advantage. Unfrozenmind is about making magic. For further information please contact: Alexei Levene, Marketing Director firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: +33 (0)6 22 59 22 33 www.unfrozenmind.com
About Community Chest SARL: Community Chest is the first marketing and communication agency established both in Paris and Second Life. Community Chest\'s team includes experts in strategic marketing, communication, virtual environment (developers, designers, ergonomists) and architecture. Community Chest provides organisations with an end to end design, communication and deployment solution that is about driving competitive advantage for his clients. Community Chest a one-stop-shop defining strategies, implementing and organizing the follow-up of company\'s implementations in the Metaverse. Community Chest has implemented Webia La Caisse d\'Epargne, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lacoste, Choc Hebdo, PremiŤre Urgence, SťgolŤne Royal\'s Presidential Campaign Dťsirs d\'avenir in Second Life. These projects have raised a vivid interest of press publications in France and abroad, including Libťration, Le Figaro, The Washington Post, Strategies, ABC Luxe, JDD, JDN, l\'Express, le Point, le Nouvel Obs, Fashion Daily News... For further information please contact: Dylan Devillers, Business Development Manager Second Life - 'Walter Sheridan' email@example.com Tel.: +33 (0)6 07 26 69 73 www.community-chest.com