Sunday, April 23, 2023: 1:00 – 3:00 pm PDT
Location: In-person at IMC and YouTube Livestream
This event is hosted by IMC’s Asian Dharma Circle featuring chanting and presentation by Trent Walker based on his new book, Until Nirvana’s Time: Buddhist Songs from Cambodia. The open house and discussion are intended for the broader IMC community to come together to listen, share, and initiate discussion with the IMC Asian Dharma community on a wide range of topics. We hope that through dialogue and exchange, we will foster greater understanding, harmony, and unity across all human beings.
Open to people of all backgrounds
No registration required
IMC is committed to the health and safety of everyone. Therefore, current requirements for attending in person include being fully vaccinated, boosted and wearing an N95/KN95 mask.
About the Book
Until Nirvana’s Time presents forty-five Dharma songs, whose soaring melodies have inspired Cambodian Buddhist communities for generations. Whether recited in daily prayers or all-night rituals, these poems speak to our deepest concerns—how to die, how to grieve, and how to repay the ones we love. Introduced, translated, and contextualized by scholar and vocalist Trent Walker, this is the first collection of traditional Cambodian Buddhist literature available in English.
About the Author
Trent Walker researches and teaches about Southeast Asian Buddhism, literature, and music. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies and a lecturer in Religious Studies at Stanford University. Trent received a BA in Religious Studies from Stanford and a PhD in Buddhist Studies from UC Berkeley, where his dissertation focused on Cambodian chanting manuscripts. For more about Trent and to hear audio recordings of his chanting, visit www.trentwalker.org.