Arts & Creativity

Our Arts & Creativity retreats and workshops feature writing, poetry, photography, drawing, painting, calligraphy, dance, flower arranging and other disciplines that appreciate the uniqueness of the everyday sensory experience, the “art of everyday life.” Contemplative arts and practices bring beauty, vividness and wisdom to our lives and our environment.

We are all creative–whether that is expressed through the arts, how we get dressed in the morning, or how we pack lunches. During this retreat, we will examine the connection between the meditative mind and the more →
Rediscover Fresh Perception Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices and Hatha Yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. Open to the Fullness more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 9–13, 2018
Experience Awakening Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. Develop Compassion This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Jenny Bondurant, Cynthia Moku and Eric Thompson

May 16–20, 2018
Explore music and rhythm as gateways to spiritual consciousness. Learn practical tools and creative practices for using sound in healing, spiritual practice, and community building. Discover the 3 secrets to drumming for healing, reaching back thousands more →
We will offer a special Musical Peace Ceremony at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at 7pm on Saturday, following dinner.  This ceremony includes a preparation gathering, community drum processional, encircling the Stupa and honoring the 4 directions, and musical more →

Music for Peace Ceremony at the Great Stupa

Christine Stevens

August 25, 2018