GIL ALON

Zen Master, Singer, Actor, Theater Director

Lectures and Dharma Talks

 

Contact: gilalon2001@yahoo.com 

 

 

With the monks and teachers of the International Buddhist College (IBC) - Thailand

Lecture 1

ZEN-BUDDHISM AND DAILY LIFE

In every corner on this planet people are trying to understand what is suffering, what is birth, what is death, what is this story called LIFE.
Is it possible to live spiritual life in our modern world? Is it possible to find the silence in the center of the storm?
Zen helps you to fall in love with the doubt.
A lecture and discussion about the link between Zen and daily activities.

Lecture 2

THEATER    IN   ISRAEL

Israel is the foremost country in the world in terms of the number of new productions that come out each year per capita in a given area.
This phenomenon will be explored and analyzed in relating to the repertoire theaters, alternative productions, theater for children, popular art, acting schools, as well as amateur, stand-up and nonsense theater in Israel.
The lecture will include a brief socio-historic survey of the evolution of Israeli theater, and will focuse on the situation today.

The lecture will be open to questions and discussion.

Lecture 3

DAILY APPROACH TO RELIGIONS' PHILOSOPHIES

What is the difference between a religion and the
philosophy of the religion? Why every religion has its
own philosophy? Why those who follow a certain
religion dislike the philosophy of their own religion?
Is it because religions are for easy answers and the
religions' philosophies are for difficult questions?
Can we apply religions' philosophies in our daily
life? What happens where there is no religion? What
happens where only philosophy remains? A dialogue and
conversation with the audience on the common thread
between all religions' philosophies.

Lecture 4

THEATER WITHOUT COMPETITION

A MEETING WITH A DIRECTOR AND A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

An interactive dialogue with the audience on the
method of the director. A method that drops
competition, drops the need to be good, excellent or
better than someone. A method that allows creativity,
self expression and acceptance. Video extracts from
big theater productions, with 10 actors or more, from
India, Israel, Thailand etc., directed by the
director. Each one of these productions, is a result
of three months workshop and rehearsals using this
method.

LECTURES AND DHARMA TALKS AROUND THE WORLD

 

AUSTRALIA

The Sydney zen center - Sydney
The Buddhist library and Zen Open Circle - Sydney
The World Zionist Organization - Sydney
The Zen Group of Western Australia - Perth
The Jewish Center - Perth
Carmel High School - Perth
The Canberra Zen group- Canberra
Manning Clarke House- Canberra
Soka Gakai International - Brisbane
Metro Arts - Brisbane
Urban Grind - Brisbane
The Open Mind Zen Group - Bisbane
BEMAC - Brisbane's Ethnic and Music Art Center - Brisbane
West End Yoga Studio - Brisbane
The Melbourne Zen Group - Melbourne


CAMBODIA

The Singing Tree - Sieam Reap
Nataraj Yoga Studio - Phnom Penh


FIJI

WAC Theater Unlimited - Suva
The University of South Pacific (USP) - Suva


GERMANY

Universale und Multiversale Akademie (U.M.A.) - Freiburg Studio im E-Werk - Freiburg


INDIA

The National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) - Bombay
The Israeli General Consul residence - Bombay
Ramnarian Ruia College - Bombay
The University of Pune - Pune
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTI) - Pune
The Bhumika Dance Theater - Delhi
Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) - New Delhi
India International Center - New Delhi
Prakriti Foundation - Raga Sudha Hall - Madras
The Theosophical Society Headquarters - Madras


ISRAEL

The Zen Dogen-Shobogenzo Forum - Tel-Aviv
The Theosophical Society - Tel-Aviv
The Ministry of Labour - Jerusalem
Kwan Um Zen Group - Hod Hasharon
The Amamit University - Tel-Aviv


JAPAN

The Rikkyo university - Saitama
The Jewish Community Center - Tokyo

Kyoritsu Women's University - Tokyo

NEPAL

The United Nations Organization - Kathmandu
The Israeli embassy - Kathmandu


NEW ZEALAND

The Zen Diamond Sangha - Dunedin
The Zen Diamond Sangha - Christchurch
The Zen Diamond Sangha - Nelson
The Mountains And Rivers Order - Palmerston North
The Zen Diamond Sangha - Wellington
The Conference Center - Wellington
The Mountains And Rivers Order - Wellington
The Jewish Community Center - Wellington
Moriah College - Wellington
The Mountains And Rivers Order - Auckland
The Theosophical Society - Palmerston North


PORTUGAL

Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicade (ISPA) - Lisbon
Grupo Experimental de Yoga - Coimbra
Universidade de Coimbra - Coimbra

 

RWANDA

Rwanda Academy of Language & Culture - Kigali

Goethe Institute - Kigali

 

 

SAMOA

Samoa Broadcasting Cooperation (SBC) - Apia
The Congregation Church - Vaiala - Apia


SINGAPORE

Kuan Yin Chan Lin - Singapore City


THAILAND

The World Fellowship Of Buddhists - Bangkok
Roong Aroon - School of Dawn - Bangkok
The Israeli embassy philosophy froum - Bangkok
Rangsit University - Bangkok
J.Krishnamurti Center - Spring Garden - Hat Yai 
Yoga Elements Studio - Bangkok


THE PHILIPPINES

The Universal Wisdom Fundation - Manila
Merihill School of Theology - Manila
Chacra - Center for Health and Creative Arts - Manila
The Theosophical Society - Manila
The Israeli ambassador residence - Manila


THE UNITED KINGDOM

Dogen Zen Group - London
Spiro Ark Centre - London
Dogen Zen Group - Bristol