Get Zen! Yodo Kurahashi-sensie and Miyuki Yoshikami-sensei

screen-shot-2017-03-30-at-8-47-40-am

For the next event sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, master musicians Yodo Kurahashi-sensie and Miyuki Yoshikami-sensei will perform a live concert featuring eighth-century instruments, the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and koto (a 13-stringed instrument). The shakuhachi in particular has been used in some forms of Zen contemplative practice for centuries, and several of the pieces to be performed stem from the Zen tradition. The concert will be Wednesday, April 5th at 4:30pm in Lee Hall 412. Catered reception with gourmet Indian food to follow. This event is free and open to the public - please share widely. … [Read more...]

UMW Classics alum, Adrienne Hagen, to deliver Eta Sigma Phi Lecture

Classics at Mary Washington is hosting its annual Eta Sigma Phi speaker next week, Adrienne Hagen, a University of Mary Washington Classics alumna currently on the faculty of Washington & Lee.  She will be speaking on "Duty and the Beast:  Understanding Human Nature through Depictions of Animals in Antiquity," at 7 pm on Wed., March 29th, in Trinkle 204.  A reception in the Classics, Philosophy, & Religion departmental suite, also in Trinkle, will follow the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]