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Ekoji Music & Art Celebration and Fundraiser

  • 7 Aug 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ekoji Zoom Room

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Join us Saturday, August 7, 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET for a music and arts celebration and temple fundraiser featuring the Musical Talents of our Ekoji Sangha, Live Origami Demo and Door Prizes

IMPORTANT: Register here to receive the Zoom link:


Read on for event details...

Folding & FUNdraising 

In the weeks leading up to and after this special event we will be striving to reach Rev. Hayashi's goal of folding 1000 cranes! The finished cranes will be strung and on display in the temple through the end of the year. 

Ekoji member and past co-President, Joran Stegner, will be on hand during this event to demonstrate the crane folding process and answer any questions you have about the art of origami. You can watch a time-lapse of him folding a crane here: 


and download printable instructions here:


While folding, Rev. Hayashi, encourages us to reflect upon what has transpired over the last year and the many lives lost. The collection of cranes will represent the Sangha's love, hope, and compassion.

This is a FUNdraiser for EKOJI so all folders will be asked to solicit pledges based upon the number of cranes they fold or collect flat donations for their participation. The goal is to fold 1000 cranes and raise $10,000 to help offset the loss from cancelling our Obon festival in 2021. 



In the weeks leading up to and after the event, there will be a folding station located in the lobby of the temple stocked with origami paper and instructions on how to fold the cranes.

Completed cranes and donations can be delivered on Sunday to this station. Checks should be made payable to Ekoji Buddhist Temple. Donations can also be made via Paypal. Click here to contribute today

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes performances by:

Mark LaWall

Cliff Long

Yuko Keicho

Nen Daiko

Ronald Crawley

Ann Stegner 

Rev. Hayashi

Samanthie Silva 

Ben Rask

and more! 

Guests are encouraged to stay for the entire event and any who do will be entered into a random drawing for these fun door prizes: 

$25 iTunes Gift Card

Exclusive Origami Art and Paper Package

$25 Etsy Gift Card

Just remember you must be present in the Ekoji Zoom Room to win! All are welcome to attend this FREE family event so please share this event announcement with your friends and family! 

REMINDER: Guests will need to pre-register to receive the Zoom link for this virtual family event:


The Zoom Room will open 15 minutes prior for mic checks and troubleshooting. Seating is limited to the first 100 who enter. Additional reminders will be sent to anyone who registers. 

For questions or technical assistance please email: ekoji.info@gmail.com 

Ekoji Buddhist Temple is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 6500 Lakehaven Lane, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039 (703) 239-0500

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