Arawana Hayashi: Dharma Art Online - Module 2 - Full Program of 3 Sessions

Arawana Hayashi: Dharma Art Online - Module 2 - Full Program of 3 Sessions

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Dharma Art Course by Arawana Hayashi based on the teachings of Chogyam Trugpa, Rinpoche.

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Dharma Art is based on the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, from the book, True Perception. It refers to art that springs from a certain state of mind that could be called the meditative state. It is an attitude of directness and egoless consciousness in which an artist is connected to nature's everlasting process of creation.

This program will offer a series of meditation-based practices that explore perception, creativity, composition and collaboration. Some of these practices involve visual art, some the writing or poems, and some will involve embodiment and the arts-based social change methodology, Social Presencing Theater.

The course will consist of three 120 minute online sessions via zoom.

  1. The Limitations of Self Expression (Sep. 23, 2022, 9:30 am EST/ 3:30 pm CET) - are clearly noticed and dissolved by meditation and by allowing expression to arise from simplicity and the present moment.
  2. Discipline and Spontaneity (Dec. 02, 2022, 9:30 am EST/ 3:30 pm CET) - invites us to investigate the ground of freedom and open space with no obstacles out of which genuine art can arise.
  3. Heaven, Earth, and Human (Mar. 03, 2023, 9:30 am EST/ 3:30 pm CET) - are experienced as space, form, and energy—the elements of creativity. We will engage in the creative process using these principles.

We invite artists, art teachers, innovators, and all humans who have prior exposure to art and mindfulness-based practices. The course will be held in English.

  • Participation in module I is recommended
  • All 3 sessions need to be visited as a full set
  • Every session will last 120 minutes
  • All sessions will include teachings and practices led by Arawana Hayashi
  • Participants need to bring a brush (like an inexpensive Chinese brush), some sumie ink, and paper to each session
  • Suggested reading: True Perception, the Path of Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Arawana Hayashi’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation. She heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute. Working there with Otto Scharmer and his colleagues, she teaches both meditation and art based on bringing out the basic goodness of individuals, of relationships and of society.

Arawana will be assisted by Dirk Bräuninger, who teaches Social Presencing Theater at Alanus Werkhaus since 2016.

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