Bodhi Festival Miami

Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden

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In a Nutshell

Week-long celebration of peace and culture includes Asian and Middle Eastern dancing, yoga demonstrations, and a 5-ton jade Buddha

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 13, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 4/5 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Ichimura Japanese Garden. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Bodhi Festival Miami's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $8 for one single-day ticket to Bodhi Festival Miami (up to $11.54 value)
  • When: Saturday, April 5, through Sunday, April 13
  • Where: Ichimura Japanese Garden
  • General admission
  • Gate time: 10 a.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Admission is free for children under age 5. Most festival activities take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends, April 5–6 and 12–23.

Bodhi Festival Miami

  • The back story: In 2000, an 18-ton jade boulder was discovered in Canada’s Arctic Circle. Sculptors spent five years transforming it into a seven-foot tall Buddha, and this spring it will become the centerpiece of a festival devoted to peace, spirituality, and intercultural exchanges.
  • Opening ceremony activities: Spiritual leaders from a variety of faiths chant and pray, monks from Tibet’s Drepung Gomang Monastery consecrate the sand mandala, and attendees sing “Imagine” and “We Are the World.”
  • Performances that will make you wish your feet were multilingual: a Chinese lion dance, a dance by Tibetan monks, and folk dancing from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, and Persia
  • What else you’ll see: a Dragon Boat display, Japanese Taiko drummers, demonstrations of yoga and martial arts
  • Things you can buy: arts and crafts; healthy, organic versions of dishes such as papaya salad, lo mein, fried taro root, and curries
  • Closing ceremony activities: a Tibetan Snow Lion dance, along with interfaith chanting and a ritual known as the Sand Mandala Destruction for Universal Peace
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    Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden

    1101 MacArthur Causeway

    Miami, FL 33132

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