Creativity + the Arts

Explore artistic materials and ways to access your own natural creativity. This field includes many forms of art expression, including aspects of parenting and youth education. This Field of Knowledge includes:

  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • Performance arts
  • Writing and Calligraphy
  • Gardening
  • Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging)
  • Influencing and raising children
Over 1000 years ago at the historic Nalanda University in Bihar, India, studies were organized according to the Five Sciences, or Five Fields of Knowledge.

Like Nalanda University, NalandaWest is committed to exploring these Five Fields, each one a different window through which we can contemplate our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world. Every program at NalandaWest is inspired by a passion for awakening mindfulness and awareness through the Five Fields of Knowledge.