Boundless Playground: Creativity and the Meditative Mind
Nina Rolle and Erin Neff
March 8–10, 2019
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 creative process. Through the practices of meditation and contemplation, we connect to the present moment, giving us access to the vast playground of our inherent creativity. Fresh inspirations come from a settled mind and an open heart. Learn how to open your senses, delight in curiosity, and play within the practices to experience the richness that is always available to us.
No experience is necessary.
Nina Rolle is a voiceover artist, storyteller, and avid thrower of holiday dinner parties. She was first introduced to Shambhala meditation at the Naropa Institute, and her practice path has been intertwined with her artistic career ever since. In addition to meditation, Nina teaches Dharma Art for the Chapman University program at SMC.
Erin Neff has been singing at the San Francisco Opera for 22 years. She was most recently heard there as the Confidant in the 2017 Production of Elektra. She has maintained a voice studio with a weekly group voice forum for the last 20 years and recently taught a master class at Stanford University. As an opera Director, she has appeared with the San Francisco Opera Center, Mendocino Music Festival, Telluride Chamber Music Festival, and Opera Parallèle, most recently directing the World Premiere of Harriet’s Spirit. Her work as installation artist has been seen at SJICA, Culver Center for the Arts and Joshua Tree National Park.