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Monday, May 14, 2012
FINDING YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH
Finding Your Spiritual Path - An 8 Part Study Series with Ed Bastian
We all are aware that people have different learning styles, but have you considered what your spiritual "style" might be? Is your natural path one of the mystic? Is faith and devotion what makes your heart sing? Do you find your spiritual experiences rooted in nature? Do the wisdom traditions speak to you? Learn 12 genres of "spiritual styles" and learn spiritual practices that lead you to equanimity, compassion, wisdom, and service. Teachings from major traditions will be honored. Inter-spiritual meditation will be a part of each session, so that you can create a personalized and regular practice that is right for your heart and mind.
Ed Bastian holds a PhD in Buddhist Studies and is the founder/director of Spiritual Paths Foundation where he brings together renowned teachers from diverse traditions to explore common practices.
April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, May 7, 14, and 21 $240
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Commuter Fee: $240.00
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THE JAZZ SINGER
TALK: The Jazz Singer: From the Melting Pot to a Multicultural America Lawrence Baron (History, San Diego State University) Monday, May 14 / 8:00 PM Pollock Theater Ever since it premiered in 1927, "The Jazz Singer" has been considered the paradigmatic film about the Americanization of the children of Jewish immigrants. The movie has inspired remakes and retakes on the theme of the son’s rebellion against his father’s traditions. This lecture examines how and why subsequent versions altered the original plotline and message to reflect the values of target audiences and the changing configurations of national, racial, and religious identity in the United States from the 1920s until the present.
Lawrence Baron has held the Nasatir Chair of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University since 1988 and directed its Jewish Studies Program until 2006. He has authored and edited four books including The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema (2011) and Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema (2005). In 2006 he delivered the keynote address for Yad Vashem’s first conference devoted to Hollywood and the Holocaust. His contribution to Holocaust Studies was recently profiled in Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide (2010).
Sponsored by UCSB Arts and Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies. More Information: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/the-jazz-singer/