Finding Zen: Uncovering Meaning in Art & Artifacts



Zen, Buddhism, Zen and Material Culture, Pamela Winfield, Steve Heine, Ruth Ozeki, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, spirituality, religious tradition, religion
Zen and Material Culture © Pamela Winfield & Steve Heine

Finding Zen: Uncovering Meaning in Art & Artifacts

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

Admission: $14/$11 Japan Society members, seniors, and students

How much do you really know about Zen? There is much more to the practice and philosophy of Japan’s most famed religious tradition than meets the eye. The rich artistic tradition of Zen, as well as everyday objects like staffs, robes, and rags, provides clues to the complex thought underlying a tradition known for its simplicity.

Dig beneath the stereotypes and explore the profound ways in which art and artifacts can illuminate Zen thought with specialists Pamela D. Winfield and Steven Heine, co-editors of Zen and Material Culture. The event will be moderated by award-winning novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki. Followed by a reception.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.