Ajahn Jotipalo to offer talk on Sunday, July 29, 2018
At the Sunday night sitting on July 29, Ajahn Jotipalo will visit and offer a Dhamma talk on Using Art as a Meditation. As usual the Sunday night sitting is at First Unitarian Society beginning at 6pm.
Ajahn Jotipalo has been a Buddhist monk for 18 years. He ordained at Abhayagiri Monastery in California. For the last 12 years he has been exploring the use of art as a mode of meditation. This fall he will be a fellow at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
The intention of his fellowship is to learn about the theological and spiritual tradition that gave birth to Eastern Christian iconography and to determine in what ways it would be appropriate to make use of iconographic themes to communicate the teachings and values of Buddhism.
His web site at iconucon.com has a gallery page and additional information about his art work.
Dhamma Talks from DaRa Williams retreat now posted
NEW!! Talks from the May 2018 DaRa Williams retreat are NOW POSTED on our website at DhammaTalks
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