When6:30 am to 8:30 am, October 9, 2015
LocationCubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA, United States
About the Event
Please join CCARE, The Stanford Storytelling Project, and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s international community of monks and nuns for a special screening and panel discussion of The 5 Powers on Friday, October 9 at 6:30pm at Stanford University’s Cubberley Auditorium. Learn how to access the power of mindfulness to effect change within oneself and the world.
Doors open to ticket holders at 6:00PM
This event will NOT be recorded.
About the Film
From Spiderman to the Hulk, numerous superhero origin stories tell of a character’s interaction with an unknown element that effects a radical transformation. This change often leads to heightened senses, enhanced abilities, and the sense of a greater mission that transcends our individual selves. Although this path is a familiar trope in the realm of a fantasy, it exists in the real world as well. It is a profound yet simple notion: each of us can be a superhero.
Like the spider that bit Peter Parker, we can tap into a real life element called mindfulness to have better concentration, self-awareness, and impulse control. Mindfulness has also been scientifically proven to help us feel calm and increase empathy for others.
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1957 comic book The Montgomery Story, which informed and influenced a civil rights movement, the animated film The 5 Powers tells the story of three inspiring individuals who used the power of mindfulness for peace during the turbulent Vietnam War. We learn about our main character’s journey towards mastery of the five powers through the experiences of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and their friends Alfred Hassler and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tickets go on sale HERE through the Stanford Ticket Office starting Monday September 14, 2015 at 10AM.
Stanford Faculty/Staff: $15 (limit two per ID)
Stanford Students: 1 complimentary ticket available per student through Tuesday 10/6/15, while supplies last. (student ID card is required for entry with ticket – no exceptions can be permitted)
Other Students (non-Stanford): 1 complimentary available per student Tuesday 10/6/15, while supplies last. (student ID card is required for entry with ticket – no exceptions can be permitted)
Please note: A customer service handling fee is applied to orders placed over the phone and online.
All proceeds from ticket sales go towards covering event costs.
Parking and Transportation
Cubberley Auditorium is located just off the Main Quad, in the School of Education, next to the clock tower at the intersection of Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall. Parking is generally free on campus after 4pm; however, please read signs carefully to avoid citation. Park either on the main Oval, or the Memorial Lot just north of the Memorial Hall on Memorial Way, or South of the campus union at Mayfield Ave.
Disability-Related Accommodations and Services
Disabled parking is located at the top of the Oval (the end of Palm Drive). Additional disabled parking is located at the end of Panama Mall, near the Nitery.
The main entrance to to the Cubberley Auditorium is equipped with a power-operated door, is accessible via a pathway on the southwest corner of the building (across from the Clock Tower). Another accessible entrance is located on the southeast side of the building via a ramp. Once inside the main entrance, the elevator is located to the left and provides access to all floors (B, 1, 2, 3).
If a disability-related accommodation is needed, please contact CCARE staff at phone (650) 721-6142 or email email@example.com. Requests should be made by Friday October 2, 2015.