Interfaith Service video, September 18, 2006, January 14, 2020
Scope and Contents
Contains digital video of the Interfaith Service with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on September 18, 2006 in Alumni Arena.
Event commences with a Tibetan flute performance by Nawang Khechog (02:00), followed by a welcome by representatives of the Onondaga Seneca Nation of the Haudenosaunee (05:50). A delegation of leaders of the world’s great faith communities practicing in the Buffalo region enter Alumni Arena, accompanied with songs, drums, and dance by representatives of the Onondaga Seneca Nation (10:20). His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the platform party enter Alumni Arena (13:10). Platform party framed upon their entrance by children and representatives of the Early Childhood Research Center. Platform party entrance followed by short readings of sacred texts from the world’s great faith communities with corresponding movement gestures. Some sacred text readings and movement performed by students from the Department of Theatre and Dance. Student players include: William Krause, Cory Dowdy, Orin R. Lyons, Maureen Redeye, John Block, Lynn George, and Darwin John. Reading of Native American text by John Fire Lamedeer, followed by a responsive movement gesture (17:45). Unidentified reading, followed by a responsive movement gesture (20:00). Jewish contribution of Peace May it Come to Us read by Rabbi Jerry Seidler in English and Hebrew, followed by a responsive movement gesture (22:50) Holy Qur’an reading of Ayat 49:13 by Susan Tabat in Arabic and Hassan Shibling in English, followed by a responsive movement gesture (25:55). The Hindu prayer reading read by Vijay Chakravarthy in Sanskrit and in by Dilap Singah English, followed by a responsive movement gesture (28:10). Buddhist Metta Sutta reading, followed by a responsive movement gesture (30:55). Sikh Holy Scriptures reading, followed by a responsive movement gesture (33:25). Christian reading of St. Francis of Assisi, followed by a responsive movement gesture (36:50). Unitarian reading of Ralph Waldo Emerson, followed by a responsive movement gesture (39:15). Remarks on faith and religion by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in English (42:45), followed by three minutes of silent prayer with the congregation and audience (58:25). To close the event, the Responsive Reading is led by members of an Interfaith Service planning committee (1:03:15), followed a gesture of good faith as all congregation and audience members tie a string around their neighbor’s wrist, and a recessional by New Revelations Choir of True Bethel Baptist Church, directed by Craig Piece (1:08:00). At the end of the event the platform party and His Holiness begin to exit Alumni Arena (1:13:30). Video ends (1:14:50).
- September 18, 2006
- Migrated: January 14, 2020
- From the Collection: State University of New York at Buffalo. Office of University Events (Creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The Interfaith Service video, September 18, 2006 may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.
0.681 Gigabytes (1 file (1:14:50 hours))
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Existence and Location of Originals
Digital files created by William Regan and the Office of Special Events were transferred to the University Archives on various types of storage media including compact discs and digital optical discs. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, normalized to standard preservation and access formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines. Some folder titles and file titles were altered to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content.
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