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WAIKIKI AQUARIUM’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGE OF

Waikiki Aquarium’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The Aquarium will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally recognized University of Hawai’i Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), Dr. David Karl. Dr. Karl will address “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society and Sustainability” and aid in the discussion surrounding this major conservation issue.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Matson; McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co., Ltd.; and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

 

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                    

Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Skyline Eco-Adventures, Hawaii’s award-winning zipline company and operator of the first zipline course in the United States, recently hosted its oldest-ever zipline participant at its Haleakala location.

Nels Gerhard Glesne, a 98-year-old Maui resident, completed all five lines of the course, which includes towering eucalyptus trees and a swinging bridge in beautiful upcountry Maui. Glesne, who was born in 1916 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a World War II veteran and retired forester. He moved to Maui in August 2013 and has three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was married for 69 ½ years.

“I am the luckiest man alive – a cat has nine lives, and I’ve had 11,” said Glesne, who also plays tennis regularly.

Sacred Nepalese Buddhism Dances Shared with Students

Sacred Nepalese Buddhism Dances Shared with Students

On Friday morning more than one hundred students, staff and special guests were in attendance for a one of a kind presentation and performance.  The Honolulu based Pacific Buddhist Academy High School was honored to have Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya as the featured temple speaker.

Head of School, Mr. Pieper Toyama, led the event and welcomed this special guest. With a broad welcoming smile and his Nepalese accent, Prajwal shared many interesting things with the eager audience. He stated that the world knows Nepal for many things, Buddha, politics, art, song and meditation. But Prajwal also shared that in his country “many things remain hidden” and some of the dances he was about to share were sacred and private.

Pacific Buddhist Academy Invites You to Experience Sacred Buddhist Arts Dance Performance

Pacific Buddhist Academy Invites You to Experience Sacred Buddhist Arts Dance Performance

The Pacific Buddhist Academy High School is honored to have Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya as our featured temple speaker. Prajwal was born in Nepal and began his training at eight years old. He is a priest of one of the Vajrayana Buddhist lineages of Nepal and a ritual master of both the Charya Nritya dance tradition and others performed by the Newar Vajracharya lineage.

Prajwal Vajracharya is now the premier teacher, practitioner, and performer of the tradition and is a veteran of several world tours with beginning and advanced students around the globe.

He founded Dance Mandal: Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal to preserve and expand this rare art form.