Visual Arts

Rediscover Fresh Perception Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory discovery practices, qigong, and hatha yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. Open to the more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 9–13, 2019
Experience Awakening & Develop Compassion Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures more →

Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Jenny Bondurant and Valerie Lorig

May 15–19, 2019
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Become a brush and, step by step, we will find ways to foster joy and serene excitement, both in our art and in everyday life. Experiment with artistic interpretation and spontaneous improvisation using a variety of more →

Heart of the Brush

Kazuaki Tanahashi

June 27–30, 2019
Contemplative creative practices that cut through concept and draw on nonverbal wisdom are especially potent in times like now. This retreat is for artists and non-artists alike to reconnect deeply with the space of creativity as more →

Art + Life Retreat: Contemplative Creative Practices for an Open Heart and Mind

Artist to the Court Marcia Wang Shibata and Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 6–15, 2019