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Announcing Four Classes to Explore the Five Buddha Wisdoms with Kevin Townley

with Kevin Townley

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

| $54.00
Additional Event Dates: FEB. 17, 24, MAR. 3

$54 for the series

FREE for members of the Open Heart Project Sangha.
(Click here to join for $27 a month.)

Please join writer and art savant Kevin Townley to hear his unique insights into the Five Buddha Wisdoms. Starting February 10th, Kevin will draw from his wide-ranging body of knowledge to teach how the tantric Buddhist view is reflected in the work of secular artists. Material will be drawn from his upcoming book, Look, Look, Look, Look, Look Again: Buddhist Wisdom Reflected in 26 Artists.

About Look, Look, Look, Look, Look Again

This book is a mad riot of interconnections: art, Buddhism, mandala principle, spiritual pursuits, growing up goth in the 90s, the theories of Marshall McLuhan, and a mongoose–to name but a few.

Meditation teacher, filmmaker, writer and art savant Kevin Townley turns his unique gaze upon 26 artists and magnifies the power and meaning of the five Buddhist wisdom energies through explorations of their work. Rather than trying to “explain” these energies, he reveals them to you in familiar visual language while, of course, pushing the boundaries of what you might have thought you saw at first glance. Townley leads you to, invites you in, and sometimes springs upon you, the perennial wisdom in the worlds of artists from Artemisia to Hilma af Klint to Marilyn Minter.

Beautifully written and hilariously disarming, Look, Look, Look, Look, Look Again vibrates with lucid insight into society, history, and establishment, while teaching you a lot about meditation and Buddhism along the way. In exploring the practice, life, and work of these 26 artists (all of whom are women) through the lens of the five wisdom energies, you come away with a deeper understanding of yourself, the world, and the true dharma that transcends culture and religion—and a profound gratitude for anyone really willing to look.

Love for the book

His writing is fresh and accessible, and so tender. As soon as I started reading it, I immediately started thinking of friends I’d like to give it to. Judith L. Lief, author and editor of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

 

Through a unique blend of compassion and curiosity, Kevin Townley has given readers a more intimate, spiritually-minded ‘Ways of Seeing.’ Tavi Gevinson, actor, writer, and founder of Rookie

 

Without a doubt, he is the Fran Lebowitz of Buddhist writing. John Hodgman, host of the Judge John Hodgman Podcast

 

About Kevin Townley

Kevin Townley is a writer, filmmaker, actor, singer, and meditation teacher. He began formally studying Buddhism in 2010 and currently practices with the Sokuko-Ji Zen community under the guidance of Kyoun Sokuzan. He has taught Buddhism and meditation for over a decade. His film and television work include appearances in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Men in Black III, The Detour, and Law & Order. With his band, Bambï, Townley adapted Rossner’s Looking for Mr. Goodbar into the rock opera called GOODBAR, performed at The Public Theater. He has written extensively for the Waterwell theater company and Rookie magazine. He has also led hundreds of art tours in museums across the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. This is his first book.

 

Cost: $54

Registration includes the OHP newsletter with essays and practices for the journey.

NOTE: This program is free for Open Heart Project Sangha members. Membership costs $27 a month (or $270 for the year) and offers continuous support in the form of daily practice opportunities, online teachings, and a wildly supportive community in which you may participate (or not) as much as you like. 24/7. I would love to see you there!

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February 10
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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