Rima Fujita PRESENTS...

The Day the Buddha Woke Up

REading, Q&A AND Signing

The Day the Buddha Woke Up is a board book that will captivate children of all ages. It’s the perfect way to introduce young children to the story of the Buddha—the clear, gracefully written story puts the Buddha's awakening into language children can understand. The simple arc of the Buddha’s questions, his quest, and his ultimate understanding will provide a meaningful and peaceful story that children—and their parents—will love returning to again and again.

Rima Fujita, the artist for The Day the Buddha Woke Up, will be on hand to present and discuss. Ms. Fujita graduated from Parsons School of Design, has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim, and has collectors around the world. She is the author of seven story books including five children’s books, and is currently working on a visual book of H.H.The Dalai Lama’s life story upon the request of his confidants. Her philanthropic focus is “Books for Children,” her organization that produces children’s books and donates them to children in need around the world.

Joining Rima will be Tenzin Thokme (Wangdu), a Tibetan Buddhist monk who received his training in Buddhist philosophy and ritual arts at Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, India. He was a member of the monastery until coming to the United States in 1990. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1992 where he is a board member of Nechung Dharmapala Buddhist Center in West Hollywood and an associate of Chokhor Gepel Ling Buddhist Center in Mar Vista.

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