Whether you are a first time meditator, an artist or someone interested in creating a more fulfilling life, learn how to meditate and create from that state of mind in everyday life. We will explore how creativity arises out of a connection to our senses and the open space found in meditative acts. This class offers meditation instruction, discussion and experiential exercises based on readings from True Perception by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Master and artist.
This course meets Wed from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for 5 weeks.
September 18th, 2013
End date: October 16th, 2013
Students must purchase book on their own: True Perception, Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1590305884. Approximately $13 on Amazon.com.
at Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham, ME
Program Phone: (207) 729-7323 Click to register
I am available to
teach a 2 day workshop based on the following prospectus. It is both a retreat
and experiential class, looking at how we create our lives on both the small and
grand scale. There are no classes scheduled at this time, but if you are
interested in hosting a weekend workshop at your institution or business,
contact me for more info.
Our deepest longings are a gift of Spirit, a call to create. How do we respond to the call? Much of our education has taught us the skills to adapt, react and conform to the world around us, not the skills needed to vision, choose, build momentum and live in the chaos and mystery necessary to create something that never existed before. Working with Robert Fritz's book, The Path of Least Resistance, we will define, in this workshop, the difference between a reactive/responsive orientation and a creating orientation. The importance of building structural tension between your vision and current reality. Ways we distort current reality and how that weakens the tension necessary to reach the vision. How to build momentum and how we can use "setbacks" to access points to strengthen the vision. There will be exercises to practice the techniques and discussion of how we each work with the creating process in our lives. Each participant will be encouraged to make a list of choices they would like to manifest in their lives and to choose one as a practice vision to use during the workshop, for beginning the process. Follow-up sessions are possible depending on the nature of the class setting.