Saturday, March 3, 2012

Supervisor Dave Cortese & President Obama

Jade Buddha of Compassion & Supervisor Dave Cortese

Dear Vietnamese-American Leaders:
On behalf of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the Di Lac Temple, I would like to invite you to attend a Ceremony for Greeting the Jade Buddha of Compassion in San Jose, which will be held at 11.00 AM on March 3rd, 2012 at Unify Center, 765 Story Road in San Jose, CA.
This ceremony will feature the world acclaimed Jade Buddha of Compassion, which is one of the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the United States of America. The Jade Buddha is a solemn and prayerful symbol of compassion, empathy, love and peace and it arrives in San Jose for the first time.
It is a privilege and honor for Santa Clara County to have been selected as a host site for the Jade Buddha of Compassion. This beautiful statue serves to encourage and inspire all citizens of the human race to reflect on love and compassion; compassion and love within the community, compassion and love within each of us, compassion and love within the family. I feel extremely humbled to have been asked by the Di Lac Temple to help organize this unique opportunity and I hope you will join us in this awe-inspiring experience.
The Grand Opening Ceremony will be attended by diverse representation from the faith, political and grassroots communities, and will include a special prayer for world peace and compassion.
The Jade Buddha of Compassion is a spectacular sight for all to see and I hope you can make time to participate in the ceremony. For more information or to RSVP, please contact The-Vu Nguyen in my office at (408) 299-5038 or or Venerable Thich Quang Bao at (408) 888-2062 or
Thank you for your consideration of this invitation and I look forward to seeing you at the event.
Dave Cortese
Co-Chair of the Jade Buddha of Compassion Committee
Santa Clara County Supervisor-District Three