When: 1st - 6th February 2019
Where: Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre, Thames
Experience 5 inspirational days on a mountain-top, surrounded by native bush, with artist, sculptor, Taiji teach and Buddhist practitioner Dharmamudra.
Many of us in the West have lost touch with an embodied sense of connection to ourselves, our communities, our environment and the natural world. The creative arts provide a pathway to reconnect in a meaningful way. Through hands-on experience we can surrender into creative right-brain function that naturally opens our sensitive and intuitive capacities. Previous retreats have been very enjoyable and have fostered a strong sense of connectedness for participants as individuals and within the group setting. The beautiful natural environment of Sudarshanaloka and stunning native bush supports this sense of belonging and connectedness.
You will practise being present through the mediums of sight, drawing and clay-sculpting with a costume-life model (plus qigong relaxing exercises).
The programme includes:
• Looking and drawing (from a costume life-model)
• Sculpting with clay (also from lifemodel)
• Making a waste mould (optional) (to create replicas of the clay work)
• Qigong exercises and short meditations
• Vegetarian food
• Daily walks through native bush
• Space for solitary time and self-reflective diary
• Regular check-ins with the group
• A creative entertainment evening
Cost: $520 - residential / $420 - non-residential (all meals and materials included)
Please inquire about low-income and early-bird special prices.
Early booking is vital as places are limited and last year's retreat was fully booked.