Centennial Commemoration Colonel Henry Steel Olcott 


(August 1, 1832 - February 17, 1907)
On Sunday, 18th February, 2007

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Room 3403 (3rd Floor) Clinical Academic Building 
New Brunswick , New Jersey, 08901

The Samadhi Buddhist Foundation, together with the Hela Bodu Padanama, and the United Sri Lankans, invites you to commemorating the 100th anniversary of the great New Jerseyan.

3.00-3.30 pm Networking, Reception & Refreshments
3.30-3.40 pm National Anthems: USA and Sri Lanka
3.40-3.50 pm Pancha-Seela (Five-Precepts)
3.50-3.55 pm Call to Order and Welcome – Wasantha Dalawella
3.55-4.00 pm Introduction – Dr. Wije Kotachchi
4.00-4.30 pm Olcott Memorial Oration – Prof. Sunil Wimalawansa
One-hundred years of Legacy of Col. Olcott: What can we learn from this great American? 
4.30-4.50 pm America and Buddhism – Prof. Kurt Spellmeyer
4.50-5.10 pm Why Americans becoming Buddhists? Dr. Timothy Trotman
5.10-5.20 pm Community Projects – Athula Seneviratne
5.20-5.30 pm Bringing West-East together – Dr. Anil Vitharana
5.30-5.35 pm Vote of Thanks – Tanya de Silva
5.45-6.45 pm Film showing Colonel Olcott in Sri Lanka
7.00 pm Adjournment


Venue: 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Five minutes walk from the New Brunswick Train Station (NE corridor line). Meter parking on street is free on Sunday ( French Street), and paid parking is available at the Paterson Street parking lot (across the street) at $1 per hour.





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