Medicine Buddha Mandala dedicated to the people of Burma to be simulcast on Second Life

Released on: October 17, 2007, 1:31 am

Press Release Author: Alexei Levene Unfrozenmind Ltd

Industry: Non Profit

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

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

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
Tel.: +33 (0)6 22 59 22 33

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,
Premire Urgence, Sgolne Royal\'s Presidential Campaign Dsirs d\'avenir in Second
Life. These projects have raised a vivid interest of press publications in France
and abroad, including Libration, 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'
Tel.: +33 (0)6 07 26 69 73

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Contact Details: Alexei Levene, Marketing Director
Tel.: +33 (0)6 22 59 22 33

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