"Taoist & Buddhist Teachings on The Spiritual Journey" with Prof. Maria Jaoudi

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"Taoist & Buddhist Teachings on The Spiritual Journey" with Prof. Maria Jaoudi

Time: August 11, 2012 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Location: Luna's Cafe
Street: 1414 16th Street
City/Town: Sacramento
Website or Map: http://www.meetup.com/JCF-MRT…
Phone: 9164413931
Event Type: taoism, buddhism, myth, china
Organized By: Jeanne Andrews
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2012

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Event Description

Presented by the Joseph Campbell® Foundation - Mythological RoundTable® Group of Sacramento

The Taoist and Buddhist teachings presented will center on concepts such as the Tao, being one with nature, chi, sunyata = emptiness, and the Bodhisattva.  Taoism and Ch'an Mahayana Buddhism are unique in that the marriage of the Taoist emphasis on nature and the Buddhist experience of sunyata comes together with humor, intelligence, and creativity, an important influence during China's golden age.  As yet, not many works have been translated in the West from the Ch'an tradition, although Zen tradition, the later Japanese Mahayana practice incorporating Chinese Ch'an with the Samauri Bushido code, is more famililar in the West due to a fluke historically having to do with all the translations of Zen through teachers such as D.T. Suzuki. Hand-outs will be available to participants and we will end the presentation with the Bodhisattva, the embodiment of compassion toward all sentient beings.

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Dr. Maria Jaoudi is Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches courses on world religions and cultures, mysticism, ecology, and film. The author of Medieval and Renaissance Spirituality: Discovering the Treasures of the Great Masters, Christian and Islamic Spirituality, and Christian Mysticism East & West, Dr. Jaoudi is also a painter of spiritual themes and participates in juried exhibits.  You may wish to see her faculty web page at http://www.csus.edu/indiv/j/jaoudim/.

Click on the links below to visit "Spirit and Nature: The Paintings of Maria Jaoudi"
->Inner and Outer Space Part One
->Inner and Outer Space Part Two

Image  Displayed is "Mysterious Agreement" by Maria Jaoudi

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Seating is limited (40 seats and 20 standing),
first come first served.

No video-taping allowed at this event,
thank you.

Please allow 75 minutes for this interactive presentation.

As usual, meetings are free, but we would welcome small voluntary donations to be forwarded for the maintenance of the Joseph Campbell® Foundation's Mythological RoundTable® Program.

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