LIFE LAB LA
WABI-SABI: THREE MARKS OF EXISTENCE
Wabi-Sabi is a concept from Japan, a way of looking at the world that focuses on the beauty of the imperfect, the incomplete, and the impermanent. This three-class series will focus on wabi-sabi as a way of looking at life and as a means of countering negative views that continually push us toward the pursuit of perfection.
Fee: $50.00 for all three classes. $20.00 per class if taken individually.
Registration: To reserve your spot, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time/Place: 7:30 PM in the Fireside Room @ 343 South Church Lane, LA 90049.
“Love has pitched his mansion in the place of excrement; for nothing can be sole or whole that has not been rent.” W.B. Yeats
Christianity emerged in a world where religion was often defined by purity and avoidance of what might defile. And while it could be argued that Christ himself sought to overturn that idea, it seems that modern Christianity often defines itself as a religion built on purity and a particular kind of morality that seeks to keep dirt of all kinds at arms length.
Pure Filth is a series of conversations exploring a different relationship between religion and dirt. We will sacrifice (the purity impulse) and disgust which marks things as alien and other and along the way talk about bodily functions, profanity and other perversions leading to a different understanding of how a community might live out its relationship to the sacred.
Pure Filth begins Sunday January 10th with a talk called, The Purity Impulse and other ways of missing the point.
Join us at 11:45 AM at 343 S. Church Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
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