Contemplative Arts

Big Brush Mind

With Barbara Bash

July 20 - 22, 2018
A three day immersion into the world of brush and ink to explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human. The world of pictograms, responding and mapping a moment, being in improvised dialogue with our life will all be investigated. An interest in visual language and movement is the only prerequisite.

Leadership From The I Ching: Natural Hierarchy & Distributed Empowerment

With Acharya Dan Hessey

August 11 - 13, 2018
Born at the dawn of written human history, the I Ching's principles are still so fresh we can appreciate its accessible wisdom today. This translation and commentary offers the I Ching as a guide for leaders, those who live to serve others, and those who aspire to foster awake societies and organizations in these challenging times.

Fall Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

With Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 6 - 10, 2018
“Kado” means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago. In Japan it is known as "Ikebana" and is considered a refined art form that studies nature as it is. Join us as we learn to arrange flowers to cultivate appreciation for each moment.