Science of Creative Arts (SoCA) in Mexico

October 2016
Morelia, Mexico

Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl taught on the Heart Sutra for a weekend and also gave an excellent two hour overview of The Five Treatises of Maitreya*.

於二零一六年十月份,導師卡爾•賓賀素 (Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl)為墨西哥莫里利亞的同學教授了一個以<心經>為題的週末課程,並舉行了一個關於<彌勒五論>的講座。*

To complement the Heart Sutra teachings, Stephanie Johnston, taught three classes based on the Science of Creative Arts curriculum entitled “Symbolizing the Awakened Heart: Buddhist Visual Literacy and the Heart Sutra.”  The classes introduced the three main principles of Buddhist Visual Literacy (BVL)—visual literacy, valid cognition, and iconography—and applied them to the dilemma of symbolizing prajaparamita and its qualities in action. The classes started with guided meditations that provided a common experiential ground and were followed by illustrated lecture with Q&A. People were given meditation experiments to try out between classes, which then provided the ground for the next day’s exploration and some lively discussion.

作為<心經>課程的輔修課,導師斯蒂芬妮•莊士頓(Stephanie Johnston)教授了三節名為<覺醒之心的象徵: 心經與佛教視覺藝術文化>的課程。

The lectures were translated by Israel Lifshitz, who hosted the event and Karl and Stephanie at Lhundrup Lamrim Ling (the place of the spontaneous progressive path)

導師伊斯雷爾•利夫希茲(Israel Lifshitz) 為墨西哥課程的主辦人及翻譯。課程均於Lhundrup Lamrim Ling 中心舉行。

The 5 Treatises of Maitreya <彌勒五論>

  1. 1. The Ornament of Clear Realization (Skt. Abhisamayālaṃkāra; Tib. མངོན་པར་རྟོགས་པའི་རྒྱན་)《現觀莊嚴論》
  2. 2. The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras (Skt. Māhayānasūtrālaṃkāra; Tib. ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་མདོ་སྡེ་རྒྱན་《大乘莊嚴經論頌》\
  3. 3. Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes (Skt. Madhyāntavibhāga; Tib. དབུས་དང་མཐའ་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་《辨中邊論頌》
  4. 4. Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata (Skt. Dharma-dharmatā-vibhāga; Tib. ཆོས་དང་ཆོས་ཉིད་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་《辨法法性論》
  5. 5. The Sublime Continuum (Skt. Uttaratantra Shastra, Uttaratantra Śāstra; Tib. རྒྱུད་བླ་མ་《究竟一乘寶性論》