Dharma meets Art
...is a project bringing meditation, and essential Buddhist teachings, into the art world
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The word Buddha means ‘awake’. The Buddha woke up from illusion, or delusion, and understood the true nature of things. It strikes me that art and artists are attempting to do just this. To drop the veil, to bring down the barrier between themselves and the world.
To help this process I create a meeting between dharma and art.
How do we work together?
All workshops are individually designed for your particular sphere. We’d book an initial meeting and talk over what you do, what you are curious about, where you want help. Then I would put together a workshop or series of workshops for you.
What themes might we touch on?
Perception - The space of creativity - Letting-go - Learning to ‘get out of the way’ - Stillness - Finding beauty - Quietening the conceptual mind.
Give me an example...
Time, Energy and Space - Culberg Ballet at the Modern Museum
Culberg Ballet asked me to design a series of three workshops for dancers. The venue was the Modern Museum so we added in three shorter meditation workshops which would be open to the public.
As a theme I took a traditional dharma teaching that looks at the dimensions of Time, Energy and Space. We explored these dimensions through, seated meditation, walking meditation and reflecting on dharma teachings. We also took our reflections into the galleries and related the teachings to some of the art works being exhibited.
The led meditations were recorded and available in a private space on my website, with other materials from the course, so that people could continue to explore the themes after the workshops.
If you think you might like to work with me, or would just like to knock around a few ideas, get in touch using the form below -