DHARMA and THE ARTS December 2018

dharma discussion dec 2018DHARMA and THE ARTS:
Inspired by the teachings on awakening set forth by the Buddha, poetry of practitioners of the way, from Lao Tzu to Thich Naht Hahn, masters of movement, breath and spirit, and meditation artists using flowers, brush, and camera, the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County is pleased to offer a 4 week series exploring beauty, the nature of self, other, objects and the co- creative process:presentations, participation and discussions begin at 8pm

Week 1: Visual Arts/Photography
We will feature reflections and images of two practitioners, James Reis and Phil Brown, who use photographs as a way of seeing

Week 2 :Body Practice 
Acupuncturist, Herbalist and dhamma practitioner Matt Branham of Healing Path Acupuncture and Cross River Meditation Center, will present an exploration into the physical foundations of mindfulness with Qigong.

Week 3 :Poetry /Spoken Word 
We will include readings from various poets and sangha members drawing upon themes of intimacy, self image, awakening and anything else that emerges.I hope to have something written by 10 or sooner. We ask folks to come with a short poem, written by either themselves or other, or a spoken word piece that could be read, we will have a round robin style evening, with members reading poems and then 30 sec or so silence, another reads and so forth.

Week 4:  mantra/chanting
We will be harmonizing and chanting as a co-creative process leading to beauty and collective heart opening

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