Beauty and Belief: Art and Philosophy in Eastern Cultures

Beauty and Belief is an exploration of the connections between art and spirituality in South and East Asis, mainly within Hindu and Buddhist traditions.  It investigates the creation and symbolisim of religious art and its use in community and private practice.  Along the way, the series explores a variety of art forms including ritual objects, paintings, sacred space, poety and other media, uncovering the intriguing links between art, ritual, philosophy and spirituality.  

Series Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 to Thursday, February 16, 2017
Price: 
45.00 CAD
Product variations: 
Title:
Origins of Hindu and Buddhist Traditions
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Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Location: 
Bayshore Community Centre

This talk explores the early origins of Hindu and Buddhist arts beginning with archaeological records going back nearly five thousand years.  It presents early evidence for the origins of yoga and meditation and the fascinating philosphical developments that led to Hinduism and Buddhism as we know them today.

About the lecturer 

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell is an author and part-time university instructor, teaching in the areas of Eastern religions, religious diversity in North America and ritual studies. She has taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Mount Allison University and Georgian College. Patricia offers professional programmes in business and academic communications skills through her own compan

Title:
The Image
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Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Location: 
Bayshore Community Centre

The cultures of East and South Asia have a long history of acceptance of religious images. Both Hinduism and Buddhism have fascinating perspectives on visual arts and religious iconography. This talk explores the ways in which early Indian philosophy and spirituality has created, and is related to a rich variety of visual arts.

 

About the lecturer 

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell is an author and part-time university instructor, teaching in the areas of Eastern religions, religious diversity in North America and ritual studies. She has taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Mount Allison University and Georgian College. Patricia offers professional programmes in business and academic communications skills through her own compan

Title:
The Text
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Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Location: 
Bayshore Community Centre

There are many fascinating and well-loved stories and texts in the traditions of South and East Asia. This talk explores the ways in which texts themselves become art forms and ritual objects in Hinduism and Buddhism. 

 

About the lecturer 

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell is an author and part-time university instructor, teaching in the areas of Eastern religions, religious diversity in North America and ritual studies. She has taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Mount Allison University and Georgian College. Patricia offers professional programmes in business and academic communications skills through her own compan

Title:
Sacred Space
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Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Location: 
Bayshore Community Centre

All traditions have places that they hold sacred, whether they are natural or constructed by human hands. These are special places in Hindu and Buddhist traditions including South and East Asia Temples, cave art, architecture and pilgrimage sites. We explore these special places and the philosophies that influence them.

About the lecturer 

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell is an author and part-time university instructor, teaching in the areas of Eastern religions, religious diversity in North America and ritual studies. She has taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Mount Allison University and Georgian College. Patricia offers professional programmes in business and academic communications skills through her own compan

Title:
Zen Art Practice
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Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Location: 
Bayshore Community Centre

Zen is a denomination within Buddhism which has its own fascinating history and philosophy.  It also has a wide range of captivating art forms which embody both belief and practice.  This talk explores a number of Zen art forms, including poetry, ink brush painting and the rock garden.

About the lecturer 

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell is an author and part-time university instructor, teaching in the areas of Eastern religions, religious diversity in North America and ritual studies. She has taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Mount Allison University and Georgian College. Patricia offers professional programmes in business and academic communications skills through her own compan

Title:
Modernity, Media, and Popular Culture
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Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Location: 
Bayshore Community Centre

Eastern philosophy and spirituality have been changing for thousands of years. This talk examines the fascinating ways such changes are expressed through modern media and popular culture including films, visual arts and virtual arts. It also explores the influences of Eastern wisdom on North American culture.  

 

About the lecturer 

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell is an author and part-time university instructor, teaching in the areas of Eastern religions, religious diversity in North America and ritual studies. She has taught courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Mount Allison University and Georgian College. Patricia offers professional programmes in business and academic communications skills through her own compan