An Exploration of Indian Spirituality

Contemplating the art, music and spirituality of India

Saturday, February 18th | with Fr. David and Prof. Randall Zachman

The art of India at the Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum is a leading America museum, forging connections between people and art from cultures around the world, spanning seven millennia. Located in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighbourhood, the museum’s campus includes five historic buildings and over 36,000 art objects. Moving through the museum’s galleries, visitors encounter a stunning array of objects, from 19th-century paintings of French country and city life to Ethiopian icons, richly illuminated Qur’ans and Gospel books, ancient Roman sarcophagi as well as a rich collection of artifacts and art from ancient Indian.

The Visit

10:00 AM: Depart for the museum by coach from the parking lot of the Taj Mahal restaurant 2080 Bennet Ave, Lancaster, PA. On the way down, Fr. David Peck will lead a guided meditation and Prof. Zachman will provide an introduction to Indian Spirituality.

11:30: Arrive in Baltimore and eat lunch at Mount Vernon Marketplace, a short walk from the museum. Each participant pays for their own lunch.

1:00: Explore the museum under the direction of Fr. Peck and Prof. Zachman. See objects related to Indian Spirituality and learn about their context and significance.

3:00 PM: Depart from the museum by coach and drive back to the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Lancaster.

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The Music and Food of India

Saturday, February 18, 4:30 PM

Taj Mahal Restaurant, 2080 Bennet Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601 

Our exploration continues that evening at the Taj Mahal restaurant where we will order from a select menu of Indian cuisine while enjoying an introduction to the sitar and performance by well-known sitarist, John Protopapas.

John Protopapas has been studying and practicing classical Indian music on the sitar and yoga for over 35 years. He teaches the world music class at York College of Pennsylvania where he shares his musical journey, and world travels and insights on this musical tradition that is deeply intertwined with the whole yoga tradition.

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