Self-Reflection on Buddhist Dhamma Teachings Through Acrylic Paintings and Video Art: Experiential Approach of Understanding


This research aims to study the experiential method of learning and understanding of buddhist teachings on Truth or Dhamma through self-reflection of the artist creating acrylic paintings and video art. The qualitative research methodology was used in data collecting and analysis. The result of the research has shown that the experiential approach of artistic works could accelerate personal growth of the artist on buddhist teachings through self-reflection and self-healing at the deep level. Artistic practice could increase inner peace/meditative state of mind, leading to intuitive understanding of philosophical scriptural teachings. This suggests that one of the best ways to learn buddhist philosophical teachings, which generally explains the nature of mind and life, is through the experiential exploration within of one's own mind, that is, through artistic practice.

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Chollada Thongtawee, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ECAH2017
Stream: Arts - Other Arts

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