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November 26, 2013 > A musical rendition of the Buddha

A musical rendition of the Buddha

Submitted By Katy Hsu

2600 years ago, at the foot of the Himalayas, there was a beautiful tree of no sorrow. It was under that tree that Prince Siddhartha was born. Lotuses sprang open under his feet as he walked and since then, the human world has been filled with brightness and hope.

Prince Siddhartha, the worldÕs first musical about the life of the Buddha, is based on Venerable Master Hsing YunÕs best seller Ð The Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha. Through elegantly composed English lyrics and music, the moving storyline leads the audience through the tunnel of time to the BuddhaÕs birthplace, India, and explores his life and path to awakening.

In order to best present the BuddhaÕs life from his birth to Nirvana, more than 50 artists from the FGS Academy of Art Philippines have been invited to perform alongside the actors. The event also marks the beginning of the yearlong celebration of Fo Guang Shan Northern California Temples' 24th Dharma Propagation anniversary.

Prince Siddhartha
Saturday, Nov. 30
7:30 p.m.
Chabot College, Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward
Tickets: $35 - $50

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