Interdisciplinary Dunhuang - Week 2

“The Divine Eye is the eye of the gods that sees very near and very far
and also sees through darkness and through obstacles.”
Focal Points
Perfection: Ethical Discipline, Moral Action
Medium: Poetry, Literature, Sutras
Viewpoint: The Divine Eye
Sutra: The Vimalakirti Sutra
Cultural Lens: Tibet in Tang Dynasty China
Poet: Wang Wei
August 8 - Cultural Mapping and Food
Guest Lecturer: Jonathan M. Hall, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Pomona College
Activity: Eat Northwestern Chinese pulled noodles at Qin West Chinese Restaurant, walking tour of multicultural Westwood Village shops and restaurants
August 9 - Tibetan Culture on the Road
Guest Lecturer: Robert Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Columbia University
Activity: Lesson in Tibetan Buddhism and the history and meaning behind the Vimalakirti Sutra