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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST ART, CULTURE AND
Our motherland, Nepal is recognized by the name of Lumbini where Lord Buddha was born. Apart from that, Nepal is rich in recent Stupas, Buddhist worship sites and temples, archeological ruins of ancient worship places. Under such a historical background, a prominent place has been given to Buddhist art, culture and literature in Nepal.
Described as an exposition of intangible cultural heritage, an Art Culture and Literature festival is just one way to help encourage the celebration of traditions and recognize tradition-bearers of the Buddhist Heritage of Lumbini. The festival strives to provide the opportunity for people of varying backgrounds to come together and explore the many aspects of particular traditions.
The International Buddhist Art, Culture and Literature festival attempts to achieve the goals of cultural understanding and cultural transmission, as encouraged by UNESCO’s policies on intangible and tangible cultural heritage.
The festival is an exercise in cultural democracy, in which culturalpractitioners speak for themselves, with each other, and to the public.
At the heart of the festival is the aspiration to represent collective cultural, philosophical, artistic and religious knowledge in a grassroots way. This approach encourages the free and informed participation of tradition bearers who, it is hoped, will play a central role in the shape of the festival’s development and overall outcome.
Promote the “museum without walls” concepts. When we talk about grassroots in the art, culture and literature festival context, we mean that agendas are driven and informed by a range of individuals who are closely connected to their respective traditions and/or the communities involved. In this case the people of Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Devdaha & Ramgram. The decisions made while planning the festival should ideally reflect the views of many individuals within a community who are intimately connected with the traditions on display. This process has been described as natural, spontaneous, and “from the ground up.” It refers to producing festivals with due attention to local groups.
The festival would be an experiment and work with the concept of“Cultural Democracy”. In brief, cultural democracy entails:
promoting and protecting cultural diversity;
the right to culture for everyone in our society;
encouraging active participation in community cultural life;
granting people the right to participate in policy decisions that affect our cultural lives
Safeguarding fair and equitable access to cultural resources and support.
The International Buddhist Art, Culture and Literature festival strives to give a voice to regional culture-to the many tradition-bearers whose diverse backgrounds produce many different interpretations of a tradition.
Our hope is that the opinions of tradition-bearers are represented in the festival. Tradition-bearers will have differing and often competing opinions and agendas when it comes to the expression of their traditions. The International Buddhist Art, Culture and Literature festival can be grounds for debate, contestation, dialogue, and intercultural understanding. We should work toward providing a space for multiple voices to emerge.
Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU)
Lumbini Buddhist University was considered at the First World Buddhist Summit, an incredible global occasion in Lumbini in 1998 AD, roused by the precepts of the lessons of Lord Buddha. In view of the serious global yearning for making an inside for higher learning devoted to the origination of Shakyamuni Buddha , the university was set up through declaration of LBU Ordinance in 2004 AD, in the time of the Second World Buddhist Summit held in Kathmandu.
The LBU act embraced by the Parliament in 2006 AD anticipates that the University should give a concentration to joining just for world harmony, work as a global center point for Buddhist Studies and activism through task of organizations of advanced education for instructing learning and research in the territories of Buddhist Philosophy, Literature, Education and Culture to rouse Shanti, Bandhutwa, Maitri and Sadbhav.
ABOUT THE CO-ORGANIZER
Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment, Province No. 5
Prof. Dr. Ven. Sankichha,Visiting Professor, LBU
Prof. Dr. Gitu Giri, Director, Lumbini Research Center
Prof. Dr. Ved Prasad Giri, Dean, FHSS, LBU
Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya,Dean,FBS,LBU
Ven. Metteya, Vice-Chairman, Lumbini Development Trust
Prof. Basanta Bidari, Visiting Faculty, LBU
Mr. Indra Kafle, Lecturer, LBU
Mr. Dayanidhi Gautam, Lecturer, LBU
Mr. Adarsha Bhattarai, Philosopher cum Motivational Speaker
Mr. Dhiraj Rai,Singer
Ani Choying Drolma, Singer
HE Manjeev Singh Puri, Indian Ambassador to Nepal
HE Hou Yanqi, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal
HE Mazhar Javed ,Pakistan Ambassador to Nepal
Mr. Deepak Kumar Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board
Mr. Suraj Vaidya, Director, Visit Nepal Year 2020
Prof. Vesna A. Wallace, Professor of South Asian Religions and Inner Asian Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California
Ms. Sujita Shakya, Member of House of Representatives
Mr. Kiran Singh, Mayor, Kapilvastu Municipality
Mr. Hira Bahadur Khatri, Mayor, Devdaha Municipality
Mr. Manmohan Chaudhary, Mayor, Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality
Mr. Narendra Kumar Gupta, Mayor, Ramgram Municipality
Dr. Ajay Kranti Shakya, Author, The Shakyas
Prof. Dr. Sukhbir Singh, Professor and Dean, School of Buddhist Studies,Philosophy and Comparative Religions
Dr. Ramesh Dhungel
Prof. Dr. Robert Sharf, Professor of Buddhist Studies in the Department of East
Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley
Ms Lisa Choegyal, International Tourism Specialist
Xican Li, School of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
Prof. Dr. Sangita Rayamajhi
Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto
PROFILE OF THE VENUES
Ramgram is in tentative world heritage list of UNESCO. The ruins of Chaitya at Ramgram are supposed to be only untouched relic monument of Buddha. Ramgram Chaitya was built by the Koliya people enshrining the Bone relic of Buddha. The sanchi stupa motif shows the attempt of King Ashoka to get the relic but he failed when the Nagas came to protect it.
Now the Chaitya premise is like a pasture land waiting for further excavations and preservation.
Devadaha is one of the historical Janapada of Koliyas. At Devadaha, Siddhartha’s Mother Mayadevi, Step Mother Prajapati and wife Yashodhara were born. There is an account of dispute between the Koliyans and Shakyans over the water of Rohini River in Sugata Saurabha Mahakavya by Poet Chittadhar Hridya. Buddha played role of peace ambassador in this situation to resolve the conflict among them.
Now the Devadaha premise is also waiting for proper recognition and preservation. Following activities in the area would highlight the importance and significance of devadaha in the festival.
Buddha was born in Nepal, Lumbini is the center of this enthusiastic theme in the heart of every Nepalese. From the different tales to the historical Ashokan Pillar is a well-known place for both pilgrims and seekers of Dharma. This beautiful garden is a site of inspiration for everyone. What’s the essence of Buddha? What is the purpose of the meme Buddha was born in Nepal? Lumbini is a site of question and exclamation for every visitor who comes to see the birth place of Buddha.
Kapilavastu was Shakya Janapada during the time of Buddha. This is the home land of Buddha himself where he had spent the initial phase of his life. Kapilavastu now is a historical site that enables people to imagine the past, the past moments of Buddha in the palace. The present day Kudan is the historical remnant of Nyagrodha Arama Vihara where Buddha had stayed during his visit to the Kapilavastu. There are many sutras which were delivered at the Nyagrodha Monastery. Also, the march of Prajapati gautami with 500 Shakyan women to Rajgriha to request Buddha for the ordination is also important historical event witnessed by Kapilavastu.
SCHEDULE OF THE FESTIVAL
Day 1- 24 th January 2020 (10 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu
Day 2- 25 th January 2020 (11 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu
Day 3- 26 th January 2020 (12 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Ramgram, Nawalparasi
Day 4- 27 th January 2020 (13 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Devdaha
Day 5- 28 th January 2020 (14 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Devdaha
Day 6- 29 th January 2020 (15 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Lumbini
Day 7- 30 th January 2020 (16 th Magh 2076)
Venue : Lumbini