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Enjoy the Riches of India with Courses at Carroll

Release Date: 3/5/2007


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Enjoy the Riches of India with Courses at Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College is offering three new courses on India. Learn the spiritual philosophies of India, the art of India or about traveling through India.  The following courses will be offered:

The Spiritual Philosophies of India
The spiritual traditions of India are often assumed to be Hindu in origin. However, the diversity of thought in India's varied traditions actually stems from a philosophical system of thinking known as "The Eternal Law" or "sanatana dharma." This bedrock philosophy informs much of Indian thought and is the dominant influence in Hinduism as well as its offsprings; Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Some even argue that "The Eternal Law" has had an impact on Judeo-Christian ideals. In this exploration of the richness of Indian thought we'll explore the philosophical systems, look for the commonalities that are shared by most cultures and see how they develop in a unique way in Indian history. The instructor is Diane Finalyson.
Cost: $95 ($25 for MD senior adults)
Course #: PDE887A4
Thursdays, April 19 - May 24, 9 to 11 a.m. (six sessions)
Business Training Center, Room T325

The Art of India
Explore the fascinating art of India! Follow the development of Hindu art from the early Indus Valley civilizations to the hot contemporary art scene. Examine Buddhist art and architecture in India from the Maurya dynasty of Ashoka to the sacred art of present day Tibetans in exile. Focus on symbolism and recurring themes in painting, sculpture and architecture that exemplify Hindu and Buddhist thought. Real art works and ritual objects will be studied. The instructor is Maggie Ball.
Cost: $40 ($25 for MD senior adults)
Course #: PDE023A4
Tuesdays, May 1 and 8, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (two sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Room M056

Traveling Through India
A magical evening's journey in pictures will transport and delight! Four visits to India are lovingly documented in a series of images that illustrate the beauty of both people and landscape. Discover this bustling, thriving continent; where ancient and modern collide in a blaze of color, texture, fragrance and sound. Indian homes and hearts are opened to the traveler and every day is a treat for the senses and balm for the soul.
Cost: $20 ($20 for MD senior adults)
Course #: XXZ338A4
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Washington Road Campus, Room N203

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster, Md.
To register for these classes contact Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to



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