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Religion of Art

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This is a manifesto for a radical appraisal of art and religion which shows how the two are inextricably linked. These essays reveal a bridge between Buddhism and Western culture, and a glimpse of the inspiring possibilities of the artistic life.
Paperback, 172 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Windhorse Publications (first published 2004)
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Juan Rivera
Feb 01, 2016 Juan Rivera rated it liked it
How some of those who devote themselves to the spiritual path think that there is a divorce between art and spirituality?

Well, it's sad to see that this occurs even among Buddhists, when Sangharakshita tells his story from the beginning of spiritual life, where he destroyed all his poetry and his artistic possessions.

However, he is much older and mature in the book "The religion of art" and totally gets rid of that idea and instead shows how art and the spiritual path have similarities, and how
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Sangharakshita is one of the founding fathers of Western Buddhism.

He was born Dennis Lingwood in South London, in 1925, and had a Church of England upbringing. But from an early age he developed an interest in the cultures and philosophies of the East. Aged 16, after reading the Diamond Sutra, he had a distinct realisation that he was a Buddhist. He became involved in London’s germinal Buddhist wo
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