Ancestral veneration is one of the oldest spiritual practices on the planet. Time honoured traditions of venerating and remembering those who have come before us, the dead and the long forgotten span across pre-colonial spiritual practices, seep into neo pseudo religious cult, saint followings and nearly every known culture across the globe. In this talk we explore what it means to honour or venerate one's ancestors.
Philosophy and Spirituality Events
Stoicism has seen an astonishing revival over the past decade. But what is Stoicism? This interactive online talk aims to rectify distorted conceptions around the subject. After a short historical and philosophical introduction to Stoicism, we explore four central ethical themes: understanding what benefits us, choosing what promotes our well-being, developing a sense for what is up to us (and what is not), and being affiliated with others and the world around us.
Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through a calligraphy practice. During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now. This time we will focus on character HIKARI and explore The Art of Light.
How do we form our individual and collective identity? How do we modify our identities to fit in and assimilate when we encounter other cultures? What does that mean for us when we return home? Join us to explore identity and belonging in this webinar.
Referring to Japanese wisdom of Samurai has been insightful to approach modern battlefields. The conduct of self discipline and respectful, ethical behaviour was to become the role model behaviour for modern lifestyle. We will learn 7 key values that remainrelevant till today.
We are inviting you to join our unique event - Calligraphic Meditation. We will focus on practicing Japanese calligraphy in a very mindful way: drawing symbols and characters from the core of our bodies, aligning posture, breathing and senses, focusing on our inner emotional state, we will create a channel to release our inner feelings.
In this talk we will explore Japanese art and examine how we can embrace and cherish both - femininity and masculinity in our life. We will also study Japanese Samurai to appreciate their approach, how to be a warrior during times of war and how to show compassion, care and civilian duty during times of peace.
After working on several art projects revealing dramatic ecological effects of overconsumption, pollution and waste, Chris Jordan finds the solution in beauty. Join our online talk and celebrate World Environment Day exploring alternative, peaceful and sustainable approaches to environmental issues.
Chinese language is perceived to be difficult due to its written system. What is the story behind Chinese characters? From its history, calligraphy and linguistic features, this lecture offers you a comprehensive understanding of the beauty of Chinese characters and some tips to get started.
Join our online event where Dr Julian Baggini will discuss the most fundamental concepts of Eastern and Western philosophy, and learn how ideas of self and others affect our life views, perceptions and decisions.