Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Early Buddhist Nature Poetry
May 14, 2016
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Many are familiar with the rich Buddhist-inspired poetic traditions of East Asia, but the poetry of India at the time of the Buddha is less well known. It was an extremely rich and creative time for oral composition of all sorts, and the Pali Canon is filled with a great deal of remarkable material in a verse form. This program focuses particularly upon the nature poetry found in the Theragatha and elsewhere in the early Pali literature, and addresses both the content and the expression of these verses. All original translations are offered by the instuctor. The program will involve lecture, discussion, and some periods of meditation.
*Registration fee does not include teacher support.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
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Andrew Olendzki, PhD, is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer living in Amherst, MA. He spent 25 years in Barre, Massachusetts, at both the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and has taught at Amherst, Brandeis, Hampshire, Harvard, Lesley, and Smith colleges. He is the author of Unlimiting Mind: the radically experiential psychology of Buddhism (Wisdom 2010), writes regularly for Tricycle magazine, and and is the founder of the Integrated Dharma Institute, an online educational resource.