Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Meditative Arts

Meditation is the eternal source of harmonious, creative living. Meditative arts use the art of meditation in order to help unfold the art of creative living. In this way, the distinction between art and life dissolves and a natural spontaneity, vibrancy and creative joy begins to manifest.

Although many methods and forms of creative expression can be used (dance-movement work, music, poetry, visual expression, etc.), the heart of this work revolves around the practice of presence and awareness amidst the dance of life.

Merditative Arts sessions range from guided meditations and improvisations to free improvisation. However, all work is generally preceded by silent meditation as a means of emptying and attuning oneself. Spontaneous interaction between participants is a key element in meditative arts. My own interests include Japanese Butoh dance, free-form t’ai chi (as inspired by Al Huang), musical improvisation, and devotional singing (a form of bhakti yoga).