Hate crime is on the rise, and the swastika regularly appears as a weapon of right wing hatemongers and white nationalists. But in Asia, billions of people view the swastika very differently, as a symbol of peace. Can its original meaning be restored?
This Saturday, April 13th in New York at Gallery AWA, Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki joins a panel to discuss the Buddhist Swastika, the history, symbolism and responses. Rev. Nakagaki will be speaking about his past experiences as well as pulling from his new book The Buddhist Swatika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate.
Details and tickets can be found below:
April 13 at 4pm - 6:30pm on the "卍Swastika -History, Symbolism and Responses at Gallery AWA.
Please join us and register NOW to get your seats ($15 - All proceeds will go to Interfaith League of Devotees and Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York).The address is 548 W. 28th St. Suite 338, New York, NY 10001.
You can get your ticket by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-panel-discussion-on-the-swastika-history-symbolisms-responses-tickets-59720295010
Speakers:Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki - author of "the Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate" (Stone Bridge Press, 2018), a Buddhist priest (Jodoshinshu Pure Land Buddhism).Greta Elbogen - Holocaust Survivor, Spiritual Oriented Psychothrapist, poet,Rev. Dr. Guru Dileepji Maharaj - Founder and Global Chairman of the World Yoga Community, Hindu priest.
3:45pm Door opens
4:00pm Meditation & Prayer by Rev. Dr. TK Toshikazu Kenjitsu Nakagakiwith meditate music provided by Lulla LayLa
4:15pm Greeting by Abhay Wadhwa
4:20pm Presentation by TK Nakagaki, followed by comments from Greta Elbogen and Guru Dileepji Maharaj.
5:30pm Q & A Session with audience
6:00pm informal conversation / Book will be available for purchase and author will sign the book.