Those on Buddhist Global Relief‘s e-mailing list received the below message from Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, the organization’s founder and chairperson, this past Friday:
I am pleased to announce that on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7 pm, Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) will be holding its third annual Concert To Feed The Hungry. The concert will be held at the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, between 119th and 120th Streets.
Esperanza Spalding and Kenny Werner, two world-renowned jazz artists, will headline at the concert. In addition to their prolific output as recording and performing artists, Spalding and Werner are firmly committed to making their music a force for positive change in the world, and they will be joined by some of New York’s leading musicians at the Interchurch Center for a double bill. The concert is produced by jazz saxophonist Dan Blake (who will also play in Kenny Werner’s quartet) along with a team of dedicated volunteers from BGR.
Funds raised from the concert will go to support BGR’s projects, which give vital food aid to poor communities around the world and promote greater food productivity at the grass-roots level, both locally and globally.
Even if you do not live in the New York City area, you can help us to spread the word by sharing our social media pages with friends and forwarding this email.
We hope you can join us for an evening of inspiring music that will benefit people around the world afflicted by poverty and hunger.Thank you so much. With blessings,
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
For more information about the concert, including tickets, visit www.concerttofeedthehungry.org.
In addition, I’ve interviewed Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi many times before — with a special focus on all his work to benefit our planet and the beings in it — and you can find those interviews here, here, here, here, here, and here.