Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, trained in both Japanese and Western art forms. She is also an Acharya (a senior teacher of meditation) in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. From her career’s inception, her work as an artist and meditation practitioner has been intertwined with innovations in community building and education.  Since the 1970s her focus has been on using non-verbal collaborative improvisation methods to increase personal presence and group performance. Arawana is a founding member of the Presencing Institute (www.presencing.com) and is currently on the faculty of the ALIA Institute (www.aliainstitute.org) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Events with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Snow Lion Winter Meditation Retreat
December 27, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Join us for our annual week long meditation intensive, an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in mindfulness meditation. This week-long program is open to all, beginning and experienced meditators. Snow lions delight in crisp mountain air. They frolic and play in an atmosphere of basic splendidness enjoying freshness on the spot. Synchronizing body and mind, they radiate an unconditional healthiness that includes illness and health, life and death. Please join us for an end-of-the-year beginning-of-the-year retreat practice of Shambhala meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness and enlightened society. In addition to daily meditation practice, participants listen to talks, have…