International Director of Shambhala Art Steven Saitzyk will teach the three classes at the Santa Monica Zen Center, 1001A Colorado Ave (Northeast corner of 10th & Colorado)
Santa Monica, CA 90401. He will help translate the imagery of Tantric Buddhism; it is a rare opportunity to view and discuss the meaning and symbolism of this incredibly rich visual teaching. The cost for each class is and .00 for all three with advance registration.
People may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 255-5472 for more information. The topics of this series include:
1. The Iconography of Mind: The Tibetan Wheel of Life, May 20, 2008.
Within this early Tantric icon are three mirrors to the psychology of the mind as well as the path from suffering to liberation.
2. The Iconography of Enlightened Beings: Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, & Dharma Protectors. May 27, 2008
Are they gods or demons, both or neither? Do we worship them, learn from them, fear them, or identify with them?
3. The Iconography of Wisdom: The Diamond Thunderbolt, June 3, 2007.
The Vajra of Vajrayana (aka: dorje, diamond thunderbolt) is the essence of Tantric Buddhism and the iconography of wisdom. It describes not only confused mind, but the nature of enlightened mind that can be achieved through meditation and study.