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
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
The course is open to all, regardless of experience with meditation or art. You will be involved in the creative process for 2 hours of the seminar.
Materials, Zoom, and a Workspace
Please prepare the following before the class:
-Colors: a watercolor or gouache set ( paints are preferred as they are a bolder statement) OR colored crayons or soft colored pencils. (pictured: Holbein gouache, Caran d’Ache water-soluble Neocolor crayons, available on Amazon)
-a sketchbook at least 11 x 14″ (280 x 350 cm) or F4 size, thicker paper is best (above size is 16 x 20″ watercolor paper)
-a compass, ruler, pencil, and eraser
-several brushes for painting, water container, tissues
-a place to work (desk) that is accessible from your computer. We will do the exercise during the class, and share what we have done.
-You will need a computer, with a free Zoom account, which is easy to set up online.
(You do not need to have the text to take the course)
from a previous seminar on humans as machines
Rather than a set fee for the course, I invite you to give an amount that feels right for you. This is Dana, a Buddhist term that means generosity, or “donation from the heart”. In the same way, a portion of the proceeds will be given to support Clear Sky Meditation and Study Center‘s new meditation hall. If Dana is new to you, a suggested range is 30-60 USD.
Questions? Please feel free to email me.