All Glories to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,
I’m very happy to communicate with you again regarding calendar development.
We are discussing here the program "Arte y Lo Sagrado" Santiago First Version. Once, you told me, in connection with the Congress of Education, that it doesn't matter if there is no too much advance[ment], but to say that, would be a kind of advance also. I suppose that is because we acknowledge it.
Anyway, the first step to close things is to ensure your great presence with us, after Peru. It means the first weeks of November.
So, The purpose of this letter is inviting you here, is to participate in this program: Arte y Lo Sagrado. 6-8 November. The next program is not completely confirmed but is our dream. But we know that is not possible because of the time and because the first and second days the MCs are famous here and “expensive” ones. But we have a connection with everyone. So let us try.
HpS - AGTSP paoho. At the ealiest we can catch a flight on 27th October from Lima to Santiago. Then we have to be back in Lima to catch a flight to Houston by the 21 November at 1.30AM. Are these dates O.K.? If we come a little later and leave a little earlier is there any specific problem? Please confirm the visit with the Temple!! Thank you. The rest let us develop in consultation. Bit by bit.
November 6th First Day: Theory
MC MC and interviewer at the end: Christian Warken
- Why human look for the sacred - An Psychoanalysis perspective. Beverly Zabriskie. (or the president of the Jungian Society in Chile)
- Vaisnava Vedanta Explication about the Human Nature – Hanumatpresaka Swami (The title is a subtle reference to the book: “14 Theories of the Human Nature” from Oxford University Press, in which one David Haberman have participated like co-author:. Very interesting. He contributed the Hinduism part)
- Aesthetics and its origins – Claudia Lira
November 7th Second Day: Praxis
MC and interviewer at the end: Cristian Contreras (aka Dr. File)
- Arte Precolombino – Ramón Mujica
- Poesía Sagrada – Raúl Zurita. We already spoke a little bit to him about this program and he wants to help and he will be here in Chile at that time.
- Bhagavatam Purana and Music (Radhika Ramana originally, considering the second part of his 2013 book like editor along with Krishna Ksetra Maharaja, called The Bhagavata Purana Sacred Text and Living Tradition. But Abhirama already told us about his agenda troubles, so you will even better speaker about the Bhagavata Purana and his connection with the music, drama, dance or directly and exclusively about song, hari kirtana, like you want).
November 8th Last Day: Living the experience
The idea of this day is to LIVE the sacred art… or the art unto the sacred. So, we are not clear what is the best. But here the proposap.
- Hare Krishna movie Jhon Grieser. 600 seats. Cine Arte Normandie. 7th Art. Cinema.
- Maha Mantra Mantra Session with musical instruments and little Classical Music to the God.
- Classical Music of India; Dance and Concert.
Our guests would be:
Raúl Zurita is one of Latin America’s most celebrated and controversial poets. After Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 military coup, Zurita’s poetry sought to register the atrocities committed against the Chilean people and the corruption of the Spanish language. During the dictatorship that lasted from 1973 to 1990, Zurita published a trilogy of books (Purgatory, Anteparadise, and The New Life), wrote poems in the sky above New York City[i], bulldozed poems in the Chilean desert, and helped to form the art collective “Colectivo de Accion de Arte” that used performance as an act of political resistance.
Of his early poetry, C.D. Wright has written: “Under the eyes of church and dictatorship, he began to write and publish his poetry, juxtaposing secular and sacred, ruled and unruled. With a mysterious admixture of logic and logos, Christian Symbols, brain scans, graphics, and a medical report, Zurita expanded the formal repertoire of his language, of poetic materials, pushing back against the ugly vapidity of rule by force.”
Zurita was awarded the Chilean National Prize for Literature, a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and he has held poetry readings at numerous American universities including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Berkeley. His books in English translation include Anteparadise (translated by Jack Schmitt), Purgatory (translated by Anna Deeny), INRI (translated by William Rowe) and Song for His Disappeared Love (translated by Daniel Borzutzky).
Claudia Lira Latuz
La profesora Lira es doctor © en Filosofía, mención en Estética y Teoría del Arte, Universidad de Chile; es Magíster en Teoría e Historia del Arte, Universidad de Chile (2002); Licenciada en Estética PUC (1992) y Profesora de Filosofía, U. Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (1991). También tiene estudios de postgrado en Cultura Andina. CBC, Cusco - Perú (1995-97 y 2001); en Ciencias de la Religión. UHC (1993-94) así como en Neurociencia y Meditación (2013-2015).
The teacher Claudia Lire went to China to make one of her latest research: The role of the aesthetic experience of nature in artistic creation in Chinese landscape painting and poetry. (Santander China Grant 2015). On the other hand, Cecilia Montero just releases her book “De la Ciencia a la Conciencia” with a strong support from the mass media here in Chile.
However, we didn’t know how to insert these topics in the structure presented above; theory, praxis and living the experience. So, maybe you could suggest something.
We are planning to invest even more efforts in marketing, and we realize that if the people should register themselves, prior to go to the event, and send reminders the day before, ensuring that the people really feel engage and works.
So, we think that we can this year we can try another time: 5 pm. So, would be like a seminar. In this case, they should ask permission to the bosses to attend, unless the main topics is related to their work directly. So, in this case, attend “Arte y Lo Sagrado” will be something obligatory.
Regarding the program itself, we propose shorter presentations, but with a interviewer at the end, who could make some good questions. I have seen that this scheme work very well in lighter programs. Meanwhile, Arte y lo Sagrado will be tougher, powerful content, but this is just a proposal.
Thank you so much for giving us your valuable time.
Hare Krsna gurudev.
Jagad Guru Das