Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Creativity: Visual Art

with Jon Osborne

December 16th

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    Room: BSMC

    Mindfulness means paying attention to the details of what we are doing, in contrast to doing things in a habitual and distracted way.  Being mindful implies having awareness about how our actions unfold in the world and about how, unless we pay attention, we can be influenced by unspoken assumptions, wishful thinking, and concepts that we actually don’t believe.  In Shambhala, mindfulness is coupled with kindness and appreciation for humanity’s inherent wisdom and compassion.  Mindfulness is a tool for cutting through confusion so that our basic goodness can fully blossom.

    In this series, on the third Monday of each month, we will practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, and engage in a conversation about mindfulness applied to different areas of our life and society, from 7:30-8:30.  Each session will have a facilitator, but is meant as a time for us to share and contemplate the theme together.

    Monday, December 16 - Mindfulness and Creativity: Visual Art

    Through meditation and mindful attention to our inner/outer perceptions, we can get under the skin of our blindness to the world and delve into our creative mind.  Join us for a session of exploring mindfulness and creativity in the realm of visual arts with our own artist, Jon Osborne.  Through discussion, demonstration and our own artistic play, Jon will share with us his experience of mindfulness and visual art.