Color Explorations (part 2) Earth and the Ideal: Mauve, Brown and Black

Meditation Through Art: half-day Zoom seminar Jan 23rd morning (Japan time) Color Explorations II: Earth and the Ideal Japan: Sat Jan 23rd, morning 9 am-12 pm (3 hrs) US/Canada: Fri Jan 22nd evening time zones:  16:00-19:00pm PST                          17:00-20:00pm MST                          19:00-22:00pm EST   Greetings in the New Year 2021! Have you ever pondered the effect of color on our psychological state?  In this class we will continue to explore color by making one-color paintings (mandalas) in a specific order, moving from mauve (violet, the color of the ideal) brown (earth), and black/gray (representing empirical will).  This half-day seminar will be a continuation of the previous Meditation Through Art seminars and the second color exploration. Guided art meditations will be offered as a meditative path towards gaining greater awareness. The art meditations are based on the text  “Unfolding Through Art” written by Namgyal Rinpoche, with whom I studied in 1998 and 2003. The theme of the webinar will be:  Color Explorations II: Earth and the Ideal During the seminar we will: -Prepare a meditative art space. -Create Mandala paintings that explore […]

Meditation Through Art: Color Explorations

Meditation Through Art: half-day Zoom seminar Nov 21 morning (Japan time) Color Explorations: Contact Through Creating Japan: Sat Nov 21st, morning 9 am-12 pm (3 hrs) US/Canada: Fri Nov 20th evening time zones:   16:00-19:00pm PST                           17:00-20:00pm MST                           19:00-22:00pm EST   Greetings!  We are surrounded by color, but are we aware of its influence? Have you ever thought about the effect of color on our psychological state?  In this class we will explore color by making one-color paintings (mandalas) in a specific order, moving from calm to expansive.  This half-day seminar will be a continuation of the previous Meditation Through Art seminars. Guided art meditations will be offered as a meditative path towards gaining greater awareness. The art meditations are based on the text  “Unfolding Through Art” written by Namgyal Rinpoche, with whom I studied in 1998 and 2003. The theme of the webinar will be: Color Explorations: Contact Through Creating During the seminar we will: -Prepare a meditative art space. -Create Mandala paintings that explore color as a subject. We will investigate the effect of […]

Meditation Through Art: half day Zoom seminar Sept 26 morning (Japan time)

  Bridges and Dreams: connecting the dots Japan: Sat Sept 26th, morning 9 am-12 pm (3 hrs) US/Canada: Fri Sept 25th evening time zones:   17:00-20:00pm PST                         18:00-21:00pm MST                         20:00-23:00pm EST   Greetings! Please join me in an exploration of meditation using art as the medium. This half-day course will be a continuation of the May-July seminars, Meditation Through Art. Guided art meditations will be offered as a meditative path towards gaining greater awareness. The art meditations are based on the text  “Unfolding Through Art” written by Namgyal Rinpoche, with whom I studied in 1998 and 2003. The theme of the webinar will Bridges and Dreams, connecting the dots… During the seminar we will: -first, prepare a meditative art space. -create Mandala paintings that explore Bridges as a subject. -continue with Dreams: images that connect to tell a story. This will include making a triptych (3 connected images) -introduce the 7 factors of Awakening, and how this relates to our study -Review the meditative process, and share our art and insights. -questions can be posed during the class […]

Meditation Through Art : half day Zoom Webinar July 25 morning (Japan time)

Japan: Sat July 25th, morning 9am-12pm (3 hrs) US/Canada: Fri July 24th evening time zones:   17:00-20:00pm PST                         18:00-21:00pm MST                         20:00-23:00pm EST Greetings! Please join me in an exploration of meditation using art as the medium. This half-day webinar will be a continuation of my course offered in May, Meditation Through Art. Guided art meditations will be offered based on the text  “Unfolding Through Art” written by Namgyal Rinpoche, with whom I studied in 1998 and 2003. The visual mediations in this profound and amazing book will be presented as a meditative path towards gaining greater awareness. The theme of the webinar will be Exploring the Senses, a path towards true stability -During the seminar, we will create Mandala paintings that explore objects through the 5 senses. We will also create a Mandala of the 4 (Jungian) functions: emotion, sensing, thinking, and intuitive functions. -first we will create a meditative art space; – we will create art Mandalas during the webinar time; -Review the meditative process; and share our art and insights. The course is open to all, […]

Meditation Through Art: May 16-June 6 online course

  Japan: Sat May 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 10-11:30am (US/Canada Fri May 15, 22, 29, & June 5 6-7:30pm PST/ 7-8:30pm MST/9-10:30pm EST) Greetings! Please join me in an exploration of meditation using art as the medium.  The course starts with the Mandala, a symbol of both expansion and containment, and continues with exercises that explore life forms, bridges, and more complex mandalas. The text for the course will be “Unfolding Through Art” written by Namgyal Rinpoche, with whom I studied in Japan in 1998 and 2003. The visual exercises in this profound and amazing book will be presented as a meditative path towards gaining greater awareness. From the text: “The purpose of this exploration is not to produce a work of art but to “be” a work of art. Everything you do must be conducive to awakening, to unfolding. This should be the main idea behind your work here. Everything is unfolding you, but it’s good to be consciously involved in the unfoldment that is already taking place.” The course is open to all, regardless of experience with meditation or art.   You will need some simple materials for the class Materials, Zoom, and a Workspace -Colors: […]