Buddhist Visual Literacy: The Bodhisattva Ideal Throughout Asian Art (with Nalandabodhi Seattle)

Buddhist Visual Literacy: The Bodhisattva Ideal Throughout Asian Art A joint offering by Nitartha Institute and Nalandabodhi Seattle. Faculty: Stephanie Johnston “Literacy” is the ability to interpret and create meaning from symbols in the form of letters and words. “Visual” extends the meaning beyond words and is based on the notion that pictures can be “read”. Buddhist Visual Literacy (BVL) uses classic Buddhist teachings on perception and conception to unlock the power of Buddhist iconography and teaches us how to apply this new found literacy to connect with the Buddhist path. Core Classes Six core classes explore the foundation of BVL and apply its framework to the