East & West: Perspectives on Nourishment
November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ASL Upon Request.
Explore the root differences between eastern and western philosophies, practices, and traditions related to the idea of “nourishment” for the body and soul in this interactive lecture complete with finger exercises!
When in dialogue with each other, differences between Eastern and Western philosophies can be more clearly understood, but so can similarities and avenues of deeper exploration and appreciation. This event– which includes interactive elements even for virtual attendees! – invites you to explore the ways in which Eastern and Western thought envision and put into practice ideas around “nourishment.” For example, Eastern traditions such as Taoism, Buddhism, and traditional Chinese medicines think of humans as integrated with nature – the body is its own small cosmos. In the historic Western tradition, humans are separated from nature just as the mind is separate from the body. How do these philosophies and practices shape our world today? How can understanding these differences build appreciation for new ways of thinking and doing? Learn from IUPUI professors Dr. Jing Wang and Dr. Tom Davis to consider how ancient wisdoms can be used to tackle modern problems and provide life-long benefits. This is a hybrid event with both in-person and online attendance options.
Questions? Contact 317-691-0263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Partners: IU School of Liberal Arts World Languages and Cultures, and Religious Studies Departments at IUPUI; The Church Within; and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.
Event Registration: Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Please RSVP by Nov. 5 for in-person attendance and 10am on Nov. 6 for Zoom.