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Opening the Eye Mind: Visual Art Through Focused Awareness with Sokuzan Bob Brown
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Fri, 5/4/2012, 7:00pm - Sat, 5/5/2012, 6:00pm
"Art is a sense of paying attention to what you have, what you are, what you have available. When you pay attention, it makes things beautiful and workable, always." - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The grip of evaluation and judgment can hinder enjoyment and spontaneity while appreciating or even creating art. Through guided meditation and exercises, participants will begin to navigate with their visual awareness or “Eye Mind.” This class is for non-artists, beginning artists, and seasoned artists who wish to take a fresh look. All materials provided.
Saturday’s workshop will include an awareness exercise at the Hole Gallery a few doors down from IDP from 1- 2:30pm. If you are interested in only attending the gallery meditation, there is more information available here.
You can also read a short intro to the work, written by Bob, here.
About the Teacher
Sokuzan Bob Brown has been engaged with art for over 50 years through his experience as an illustrator in the Marine Corps and his attendance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Bob is ordained a Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage and was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kobun Chino Roshi and is currently a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
More details about Sokuzan Bob available on his website.
Friday - 7- 9pm - Public Talk
Saturday 10am - 6pm (Includes Gallery Meditation from 1-2:30pm)
Sunday 11am - 4pm - Participants are invited for and optional session on Sunday called "Art CAVE" to share their own artwork and practice with Bob, More details available here.
(All Prices are for this Workshop are Sliding Scale -- Please make an honest offering so we may continue our great work together)
Full Weekend with Bob Brown - Opening the Eye Mind + Art CAVE (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) - $50-$115
Opening the Eye Mind (OEM) -
Full OEM Workshop - Friday & Saturday - $35 - $70
Friday Night Talk Only - $10-$20
Saturday Workshop Only - $25-$50
Saturday Gallery Meditation Only - $5-15
Bob will also be available for one-on-one interviews through his departure on 5/10, which can be scheduled through email@example.com
May is Arts Month at IDP. Click here for a full list of Arts related Events, lectures & workshops.
Arts Month is co-sponsored by Pinned NYC: A new website for community-based Activism at the intersection of Art and Spirit.
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