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The Religion of Art
     

The Religion of Art

by Sangharakshita
 

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In this collection of four essays, Sangharakshita - a Buddhist teacher and poet - discusses how art, like religion, can challenge our perceptions, awareness and experience of truth. Recounting his own experiences as a young monk and poet, he urges the reader to apply a similar kind of awareness in looking at art to that developed in meditation. In so doing he shows

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In this collection of four essays, Sangharakshita - a Buddhist teacher and poet - discusses how art, like religion, can challenge our perceptions, awareness and experience of truth. Recounting his own experiences as a young monk and poet, he urges the reader to apply a similar kind of awareness in looking at art to that developed in meditation. In so doing he shows how both have the power to transform the way we see ourselves and the world. This new edition has been entirely reset and features a timeless new cover and introduction by Dhivan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907314841
Publisher:
Windhorse Publications Ltd
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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