PIC-349 Buddhism and Creative Practices: Meditation, Direct Experience, and Art
2:00 pm – 4:50 pm
10:00 am – 12:50 pm
North Hall, 109
In this course, students explore ‘seeing for yourself’ or direct experience, in relation to Buddhism and creativity. Each class begins with a meditation. We then investigate a Buddhist theme-such as mindfulness or impermanence-in relation to an artist, designer, writer, or composer. The course highlights artists from the mid-20th century when Buddhism was first embraced by New York’s avant-garde and more recent figures, like Agnes Martin and Steve Jobs. Projects incorporate different visual media and /or writing.