Video Nite at the Center

Films are shown on the first Wednesday of the month. The evening schedule includes a showing of the film and afterward, a discussion about the film.
Screenings are held at the Nevada City Insight Center, 710 Zion St., Nevada City

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

THE RELIGIONS OF INDIA & SRI LANKA

SLIDES OF CHARLOTTE AND LARRY STARN’S 3-WEEK ADVENTURE

Come and enjoy Charlotte and Larry Starn’s travels to sites representing the Hindu, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, and Mughal (Muslim) religions. 

Beginning in Southeast India, we will see ancient Hindu, Jain & Mughal temple complexes and the St. Thomas Christian church where a relic resides. Then, on the island of Sri Lanka where Buddhism flourishes, a grand temple complex sits among lovely lush green foliage. We’ll climb 1,400 steps to the top of the ‘Sigiriya,” a royal residence on an iconic rock formation and visit the Temple of the Relic of Buddha’s Tooth, the observation of which is open to the public just once a year.   

Back in Northern India, we’ll see Nalanda, one of the world’s ancient great university sites and Bodhgaya, India’s most sacred Buddhist temple where Buddha obtained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.  On the Ganges river, we’ll participate in an “Arti,’ a Hindu ceremony and visit Jain temples.   Our last stops will include the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, from the Mughal era.  Join us on this fascinating journey!