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The Poetics of Enlightenment: Creativity in Tibetan Buddhism with Steven Goodman

November  15 - 16, 2014
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


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Steven Goodman
Steven Goodman

The Poetics of Enlightenment: Creativity in Tibetan Buddhism with Steven Goodman

Join us for an experiential celebration of the enlightened arts of Tibet. We will explore the radiant mysteries of the heart, using the elemental energies of sound and light, as well as their magical displays: poetry, music, dance, and painting. We will learn about the "crazy wisdom" traditions of India and Tibet, and how they can open us to delight and amazement. Through guided practices, we will experience ways of moving beyond the bounds of the ordinary-and into open spontaneous experience.

Steven Goodman
, PhD, is Director of Research and Core Faculty of the Asian and Comparative Studies program in the Philosophy and Religion Department at CIIS, where he teaches Buddhism and comparative philosophy. A former Rockefeller fellow and visiting professor in religious studies at Rice University, he has taught and lectured widely on Buddhism, meditation, and Western psychology for the past 25 years. He is the coeditor of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation and a contributor to Mindfulness and Meaningful Work.


Saturday and Sunday
November 15 & 16, 2014
CIIS Main Building
$230/$255/$280 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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13 CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.

California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


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The Asian and Comparative Studies program offers intensive studies in the spiritual and philosophical traditions of South and Southeast Asia, China, and the Himalayan regions. Our students encounter world traditions and cultivate an integrative understanding of the personal and the social, the intellectual and the spiritual, the historical and the contemporary. Our students also gain an in-depth understanding of how philosophical and religious thought is deepened by experiential involvement - an important adjunct to intellectual understanding.