Monday, August 4, 2014

Free Screening Of Film About The Buddha Heads & Ten Thousand Ripples

If you've loved having the Buddha heads in Uptown, you might want to learn more about them in a film, White Lotus Rising, which explains more about them and the Ten Thousand Ripples program which placed them here.

According to the press release, "White Lotus Rising chronicles the social impact of the Ten Thousand Ripples project an art-based project for peace in Chicago Neighborhoods. The Buddha sculptures placed throughout the city as part of this project strive to elicit positive change for peace on social and psychological levels."

It will play in Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 South Wentworth, on Friday, September 5th.  No time is given, but we're guessing it will begin at dusk.  White Lotus Rising will play along with The Peace Exchange, which "tells the story of a similar quest, as a group of teens travel to Thailand and Burma with Chicago Peace Builders to engage with peace activists and social and spiritual leaders to learn how best to promote peace in Chicago."


  1. Too bad that Buddha head on Lawrence isnt there anymore. I liked that placement better than the ones by Bridgeview Bank

  2. Hi,i have read your article.I would like to share something about White Lotus Rising.The vision of this film is to bring attention to bigger groups of onlookers about the power of art on people and group. It intends to highlight the sociocultural angles and measure the effect of the Ten Thousand Ripples emerging Buddha sculptures in low wage, urban neighborhoods. The biggest spark for this film is the enthusiasm to evoke change and highlight the deliberations of this particular peace project. The underlying system for the film is to catch the impacts of the sculpture on people from these particular Chicago communities through their individual stories and to highlight the profound work of the associations that have been touched by the artwork. In spite of the fact that the sculptures themselves are static and established in the ground, the development of the effect of the artwork is pervasive in these neighborhoods.the film streams from associations to people to artist interviews with this same development to catch the kinesthetic nature of the peace project.
    Have a good day.
    Kirpal Singh