Odyssey: Cultivating First Thought: An Analysis of Art Generated in Meditative Traditions

Great art requires technique but also taps into deep and vast dimensions of human existence. Who are some artists who have explored these dimensions, such that their work necessarily unfolds from these contemplative wellsprings of life? This class will explore the powerful combination of meditation and art using Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa's work True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art as a reference point. The course will introduce participants to basic meditative techniques as practiced by these artists. The course will consider the spontaneous discipline of meditative art in the workings of various artists, both Western and Eastern, ancient to contemporary, in the creation of sacred and secular art.

910.743.01 Homewood campus Cost: $186 (6 sessions) Wednesday, March 25 to May 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No class April 15.

JHU full-time faculty/staff receive 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners receive 50% remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

Contact 410-516-8516 for registration information.