University of Creation Spirituality
Naropa University Oakland
New Concentration for Fall 2001
Creation Spirituality & Sacred Cinema
Opportunity and Challenge
Never before in human history have so many people had such sophisticated tools for documenting the unfolding drama of our planet and its peoples. Digital camcorders are rapidly democratizing the filmmaking process and empowering millions to create vivid records of their perceptions, experiences and stories. But these tools pose a challenge as well as a great opportunity: How can we learn the considerable skills needed for the medium of filmmaking and create content that is of benefit to human existence?
A new course track in Sacred Cinema has been developed by ISC founder Kevin Peer for the Master of Liberal Arts in Creation Spirituality program at Naropa-Oakland. This track will provide students with the necessary tools of perception and storytelling as well as the hands-on technical knowledge of the filmmaking process. The goal of this training is to prepare the student for their use of the medium to evoke humankind's capacity for compassion, love, courage, and reverence for all life.
The philosophical and spiritual matrix that the Sacred Cinema track takes place in emphasizes the tradition of Creation Spirituality. This tradition seeks to integrate the wisdom of Western spirituality and global indigenous cultures with the emerging scientific understanding of the universe and the passionate creativity of art. The Sacred Cinema track in combination with Creation Spirituality provides an awakened sense of the sacred and assures that the content of filmmaking contributes to the re-enchantment of our existence and the path of healing and understanding among peoples, communities and Earth.
For more information, visit the Institute for Sacred Cinema.
Sacred Cinema is intended to be both a path for developing mindful awareness, and a powerful medium of expression that can be of benefit to all beings.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 14:21