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

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


Please click on the registration link below. After registering, you will be taken to Paypal for your donation. After I receive your donation for the class, I will send you a link for the Zoom meeting, and some prep instructions.

A reminder will be sent 24 hrs. before class. When you receive the link, follow the simple instructions for joining. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

-I can also receive payment through Venmo. Please contact me for details.

Please register here:


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.


Sarah Brayer
I look forward to seeing you online soon.