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


Registration is closed for this course listed on the dates above. Please check here for the most recent course listing of Meditation Through Art.


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.