Amorpha Youth Foundation and Arhis Gallery present:
Breakwater Talks : English
topic: ZEN, SIMPLICITY, ARCHITECTURE
Guest speaker: Ionut Koshin, Zen master and university lecturer in Architecture (PhD)
Date: 11 July 2019, 20:00 – 21:30 h
Venue: Arhis Gallery – 67 Knyaz Boris I Blvd. / Varna, Bulgaria
This talk is a rare opportunity to explore with expertise the cross-section of Zen Buddhism and Architecture. Shared concepts of void and space determine both the theoretical and practical implicatioins of this exciting encounter between one of the most popular philosophies/practices and a major professional field defining the space we inhabit.
As a zen master and a university professor in architecture, our guest speaker, Ionut Koshin, will direct us in this seemingly complex topic with his practical approah, professional expertise and personal experience as a meeting point of these two fields.
○ Zen: practice of simplicity
○ Zen and space/place: „mentated space /bodily space“, „space as separation / space as connection“, „the limits of space“, „containing space / mutually-created space“, „smooth space /
folded space“, „unfolding the space“
○ Where Zen and Architecture meet: ma-space, kekkai (making a boundary)
Ionut Koshin began practising Zen with Master Yvon Myoken Bec in 2000 and received Shiho (official Dharma transmission) from him in 2016. For many years he served as shissui (responsible monk for building and maintenance) within the Mokusho Zen House, helping to build and extend several temples in Europe and South America. He is currently the resident teacher of Mokushozen Temple in Bucharest and travels throughout Europe to teach in other Zen centers.
He is a University Lecturer and holds a PhD in Architecture.
Breakwater Talks: Български (Bulgarian) 中文 (Chinese: Mandarin, Wu) English Español Français 日本語 (Japanese) 한국어 (Korean) Русский (Russian) Português
Public talks on a variety of topics by local and foreign presenters. We are aiming to create healthy discussion forums, exchange opinions, involve foreign diaspora, help improve fluency in a range of key languages, especially by young people. We have selected as venues the local spots which these languages and their cultures inhabit. Organised by Amorpha Youth Foundation and partners.