The eighth century Indian master Shantideva said, “The mind of universal kindness is like the magical elixir that turns base metals into gold. It transforms an ordinary person into one on the path of growth and happiness.” Love and kindness are mental archetypes that all beings possess. The more we strengthen them, the more beneficial we become to others and ourselves. Buddhism presents numerous contemplative techniques for intensifying and enhancing these archetypes, until they achieve full maturity and universality.
Manara Academy Elementary students proudly display their works of art created as a culmination of the year-long Lotus Learners program. In this program, students utilized museum-based critical thinking routines, art projects, and yoga inspired movement as entry points to creative learning about works of art from the Crow Collection’s permanent collection.
The Crow Collection’s Asia Connect program explored the concept of home with students at Heart House, a nonprofit that provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children. Join us for an exhibition of the students’ works of art and a celebration of their accomplishments.