Wednesday, September 17 

Noon-1 pm
Hilton 300

Public talk by Fr. Thomas Michel SJ

Fr. Thomas Michel SJ is a Woodstock International Fellow at Georgetown University. He received his PhD in Islamic thought from the University of Chicago.  Since 1994, he has served as Executive Secretary of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.  From 1996-2008, he was Director of the Jesuit Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue in Rome, Italy.



Saturday, September 20

8 pm
Sacred Heart Chapel

Voices of the Way: Three Performance Works inspired by writings of Brecht, Lao Tse, Padmasambhava and Gregory I.

"Voices of the Way" is an evening of multimedia performance works - dance, film and art installation, music, live video -  inspired by Daoism, Buddhism and Christianity. Performers include South Bay Women's Chorus, New Voices Chamber Chorus and LMU Gamelan ensemble Kembang Atangi. The concert is  part of the 2008 Festival of Sacred Music.

Sacred Heart Chapel
General admission $15; students and seniors $10.
Reservations: 310.338.7588

 12 pm-7pm Student Housing Power Trip: 18th Annual Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow

Join Student Housing in celebrating the 18th Annual Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow.  Pow Wow, as an expression of culture, is an opportunity for non-Indians to observe, learn and celebrate.  Learn how ancient memory, tradition, and culture have been transformed into a modern world through dance, song, and tradition.

Free RSVP required: lmuprogramming@gmail.com




Wednesday, September 24 

Noon-1 pm
McIntosh Centre, University Hall 3999

Public talk by Peter Phan

Dr. Peter Phan is the Ignacio Ellacuria Professor of Catholic Social Thought in the Theology Department of Georgetown University. The first non-Anglo to be elected as President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, he is the world’s pre-eminent Vietnamese American theologian.





Sunday, September 28

10 am-5 pm
$10

Asian Pacific Student Services Power Trip: Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo

Join Asian Pacific Student Services for an empowering field trip to Little Tokyo to observe of the fall equinox of seasonal change from summer to autumn at the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. This Power Trip also includes a guided walking tour and lunch in Little Tokyo. Space is limited.

The Honganji tradition traces its beginning to Shinran Shonin, a priest of the Kamakura Period and a student of Hōnen Shonin, the founder of the Jodo Sect. The central practice of listening to the Buddhadharma (teachings) was Shinran’s conviction in opening a path to enlightenment for all. We will gather to celebrate the teachings of the Buddha. Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi will explore Hōnen. It was during this era that Japanese Buddhism underwent intense renewal, giving birth to new paths to enlightenment and spreading to every level of society. Come explore what Hōnen meant to Shinran Shonin, a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect in Japan. Reflect upon the significance of Hōnen to our lives today.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, an affiliate of one of the oldest and largest denominations in Japan, the Shinshu Otani-ha with approximately 10,000 temples and 10,000,000 members, is located in Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo is an ethnic Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles. It is one of three official Japantowns in the United States. The temple espouses the teachings of Jodo Shinshu (also known as Shin Buddhism, a form of Pure Land Buddhism) offering a spiritual environment which cultivates individual exploration based on the Buddhadharma. Through self-reflection, we are encouraged to strive for harmony with respect for the differences in our diverse community.

$10

RSVP required:  apss@lmu.edu




Sunday, October 12

9 am-3 pm
$10

Eastern Orthodox Power Trip:  Experience the Divine Liturgy in the Historic Byzantine-Latino Quarter

There are over one and a half million Greek Orthodox Christians in America. Join members of LMU's Resident Ministry Team in experiencing the extraordinary beauty and rich cultural traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The Divine Liturgy is a Eucharistic service. It contains two parts: the Liturgy of the Catechumens, sometimes called the Liturgy of the Word, at which the Scriptures are proclaimed and expounded, and the Liturgy of the Faithful, sometimes called the Liturgy of the Eucharist, in which the gifts of bread and wine are offered and consecrated. After the Liturgy, there will be ample time to explore the grounds of the Cathedral as well as the culturally vibrant Byzantine-Latino Quarter. The visit will be followed by a traditional Greek lunch at Papa Cristo's.


$10

RSVP required: housing@lmu.edu




Sunday, October 19

9:30 am-2:30 pm
$10

Power Trip:  Maronites and the Lebanese culture of St. Maron

The Maronites are one of the most ancient Christian communities in the world. The heritage of these Arabic-speaking Catholics is rooted in their homeland of Lebanon, and dates back to the 5th century, and possible earlier. The services of the Maronite Church are sung in Syriac, a language closely related to Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke. Today, three quarters of the world’s four million Maronites live in the USA, and Los Angeles has a major Maronite population. Rev. Abdallah Zaidan, one of the pastors of Los Angeles’ Maronite Cathedral will lead us in an introductory tour of his church. We will then attend the liturgy, which will be followed by a Lebanese lunch at Venice Beach’s renowned Eastern Mediterranean restaurant, Gaby's.

$10

RSVP required: housing@lmu.edu



Saturday, November 1

5 pm-11 pm
$5

Chicano Latino Student Services Power Trip: Día de los muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Join Student Housing and Chicano Latino Student Services in celebrating the tradition of Día de los muertos, one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honouring beloved ancestors, family and friends. It is an ancient and enduring ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together. Los Angeles' oldest memorial park, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, welcomes the City of Angels and beyond to commemorate their 9th annual Día de los muertos. Welcome, honor and celebrate the memories of the beloved souls. Rejoice and observe the mystical beauty and wonder of this ancient spiritual celebration. Partake of various sacred ceremonial tributes and memorable altar creations on the grounds of the historic Forever cemetery.

$5

RSVP required: clss@lmu.edu



Sunday, November 2

10 am-3 pm
$10

Office of Black Student Services Power Trip: a Worship Experience with West Angeles Church of God in Christ

Join the Office of Black Student Services for a late morning church service at West Angeles Church of God in Christ to worship God in one of LA’s many pre-dominantly black mega churches. West A is a Biblical ministry designed to encourage life transformation through a threefold purpose: to Evangelize, Edify, and Equip the whole person to serve the community and reach the world for Jesus Christ. Members of the church strive to be compassionate in love, service, holy in living, and passionate and reverent in worship.

$10.

RSVP required: obss@lmu.edu





Sunday, November 2

11:30 am-2:30 pm

$10

Power Trip: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - the Model Church

Participants are invited to join Campus Ministry and Resident Ministry in worshiping God in the Roman Catholic tradition at Los Angeles’ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The newest of America’s Catholic cathedrals is one of the architectural gems of our city, and it has been an anchor in the revival of LA’s downtown. In addition it aims at being “a model Church for all parish churches in the style and content of its liturgical celebrations.” This visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels will include attendance at the noontime Mass and a tour of the Cathedral, including the crypt mausoleum. The day will conclude with lunch and reflection on the experience.

$10

RSVP required: srincon@lmu.edu