Shambhala Art - Coming to our Senses + Seeing Things as They Are
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Shambhala Art - Coming to our Senses + Seeing Things as They Are

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Shambhala Center of Portland presents:

Shambhala Art introduces meditation and awareness practices as a way to experience the source of every individual's inherent creativity in all aspects of our lives and our world. This can lead us to a state of being from which genuine expression may arise. This program is not just for artists, but is for anyone wanting to experience "art in everyday life".

Part 1: Coming to Your Senses: Sensory exercises, meditation and awareness practices are introduced as a way to connect more fully with ourselves and our world. Out of this our mind, body, and environment begin to synchronize which leads us to a state of being from which genuine expression may arise.

Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are: Through awareness practices we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. Seeing the difference between our concepts and our direct experience empowers and opens our creative and viewing processes.

For more info: https://portland.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=307738

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Jul
11
10:00am10:00am

Say It Again Now, For The First Time

Who doesn't want to say what they mean? And yet, how often have we left a conversation feeling like what we said, didn't communicate what we meant?

"We must cleanse the word 

The word must be the wind 

The word must be the rain itself"

The Persian poet Sohrab Sepehri, in his poem The Footsteps of Water, expresses the desire to free language of concept and to return it to the essence of its meaning.

We spend a lot of time with words. Either we are talking or listening or reading. In repetition, words can lose their meanings. They mostly become outlines of ideas at best and cliché at worse. We may even find ourselves at times so frustrated with the words, that we long for silence. Yet the desire to communicate remains and language is a powerful medium to express ourselves through.

In this day-long Creativity Lab session, we will explore freeing the word from the binding of our conceptual mind so we can experience and express it in a fresh and authentic way. Through meditation and a series of movement, vocalization and imagery based inquiries, we will work individually and in groups to discover and express the essence of our words in this moment. 

Cost: $35

For complete info please visit: http://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=230242

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