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Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.
Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini from the world of wabi-sabi to the lost stories of an old theatre, from the rainy streets of Venice to the re-wilding of a field and garden in England.
Time to set out for “The Greater Mandala of Uselessness”!
The Many Jewels: Buddhism, Writing and the Arts (a podcast series with Padmacandra)
Wisdom Beyond Words by Sangharakshita (source for the teaching on “The Greater Mandala of Uselessness”).
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