The DRBU Arts Initiative presents Photographing Spirit, an exhibit and workshop by Stan Shoptaugh. In this series of black and white portraits, the photographer captures the spirit—the inner nature that comes through in uninhibited moments.
The DRBU Arts Initiative presents the Aesthetics of Pottery class. Learn all aspects of completing a clay project: wheeling and throwing techniques, trimming, slab-rolling, hand-building, decorating, and glazing.
The DRBU Arts Initiative presents Formless Form IV, an exhibit, talk, and workshops by Ronald Y. Nakasone. The exhibit continues Ronald Y. Nakasoneʼs exploration of the aesthetic and spiritual geography of the hand-written word.
Professor Ronald Y. Nakasone recently returned from a pilgrimage, visiting sites in India and Nepal associated with the life and ministry of Śākyamuni Buddha. Through photographs and stories from the pilgrimage, he will share insights on the historically significant sites from the Buddha’s life, including the ongoing archeological excavation of Kapilavastu.
Join us for an afternoon of watercolor painting with artist Lorraine Capparell. During the workshop, we will learn to paint landscapes while incorporating secrets and surprises that invoke the viewer to discover and think of the world in a new way.
This lecture will provide an introduction to the Buddhism of ancient Gandhāra and its rediscovered literature, show how scholars decipher and study the Gāndhārī manuscripts, and discuss their relationship to Pali and Chinese Buddhist literature.
Dr. Clair Brown, economics professor and director of the Center for Work, Technology and Society at the University of California Berkeley, and author of Buddhist Economics, will speak in the Buddha Hall at the City of 10,000 Buddhas