Life.Art.Being

Embodying Our Evolutionary Intelligence

from Donnella Wood for Life.Art.Being From the air we breathe to the gravity field that informs our movement, we sense that the earth and the body are in a dynamic relationship that affects our very way of being and experiencing ourselves in the world.  

Using Everything

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] I continue to feel blessed by the remarkable gathering we shared last month. After culling through the photos and memories of this year's Life.Art.Being festival, I've put together a little recap to share with you. Enjoy! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Code"]<iframe width="760px" height="500px" src="https://sway.com/s/FdVDbLTZOYZrta4t/embed" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border: none; max-width:100%; max-height:100vh" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Ted Owen

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="LAB Description" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Full Moon Village Community Drum Circle with Ted Owen Friday August 4, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street The moon is nearly full and our village is gathered. Bring your drums, shakers, hands & feet! Some instruments will be available, and there is ALWAYS room for more. Drumming together gives us the chance to listen and share in a way that is utterly accessible, connective, and deep fun for everyone. Register in Advance for Full Moon Village: $10 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#0bacc1" show_divider="on" divider_style="solid" divider_position="top" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text admin_label="Ted Bio" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Ted Owen is a board-certified music therapist and long-time professional drummer and percussionist with a bachelor’s degree in music performance. Ted lives and breathes rhythm and likes nothing better than spreading the joy of music to anyone he encounters – especially by playing drums (and if you ask him nicely, he’ll also play guitar or keyboard). Ted is a true problem-solver. Present him with any sort of problem – from

Rhea Wolf

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text admin_label="Opening Night Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial" _builder_version="3.0.64"] Awakening to Our World Life.Art.Being Opening Night! with Rhea Wolf Friday July 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street “More basic to the Great Turning than any ideas we hold is the act of courage and love we make together when we dare to see the world as it is.” -Joanna Macy  We are alive in interesting and dangerous times. Great changes are sweeping across our planet and it can feel difficult to understand our role in life. How do we deal with feelings of uncertainty or fear in face of such overwhelming circumstances? How do we find joy and inspiration in the midst of challenge? How can we take part in healing ourselves and our world? We open this year's festival with stories to strengthen our mythic imagination, and a discussion about the ways in which we can connect to the wisdom of the body by accessing a deeper relationship with time and the language of the heart. These resources will help

Donnella Wood

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Series Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Inhabiting Our Earth Body 3-part series with Donnella Wood Tuesday, August 1st - Thursday, August 3rd, 9:30 - 12:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street "The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing." - John Muir Our inherent body intelligence is deeply connected to our relationship with the Earth. How we orient to and what we sense, feel, and perceive in our environment informs our movement and our experience of ourselves in the World. In this workshop we will enliven our connection to our Earth Body. We will inquire how perception and orientation, our Earth Body language, can support ease, security, and fluidity in ourselves and with others. Each day we will explore a new theme and allow time to deepen and integrate our discoveries through the practice of Authentic Movement. A self-directed movement form that invites movement to

Damaris Webb

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Series Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Deep Play Practices Contemplative Dance Practice, 3-part series with Damaris Webb Wednesday August 2nd - Friday August 4th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street an urban retreat for the art tribe Uncover a refreshing and holistic approach to arriving and becoming present within 'the village', rooted in contemplative awareness practices and the postmodern improvisational dance lineage. Open to all humans interested in creative physical expression, this workshop is intended to support a wholesome way of being an artist in the world while strengthening our internal compositional eye, and is complementary to many styles of performance training. Yielding to deep play, we evoke our individual kinesthetic delight with an awareness of the group, showing us a path to manifesting spacious, confident and balanced improvisational expression. Part One: The Four Postures of Mindfulness & Little Disciplines / parallel play Part Two: solo forms  / contemplative dance practice Part Three: Red Square / contemplative dance practice Space is limited, register in advance. Price valid through July 25. $40 per session [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#15adc1" show_divider="on" divider_style="solid" divider_position="top" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row

Lisa Stanley

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Dharma ARt Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Dharma Art Keynote Address with Lisa Stanley at Portland Shambhala Center, 1110 SE Alder, Suite 203 FREE event, donations gratefully accepted Tuesday, August 1st, 7:00 - 9:00 pm 7:00PM to 8:00PM: Group meditation practice and closing chants All are welcome for open meditation practice at 7:00pm. Free introductory meditation instruction is available at 7:00pm. If you would like to receive meditation instruction, please arrive at the Center a few minutes before 7:00pm, look for the person wearing the 'Host' or 'Meditation Instructor' button, and let them know you'd like to receive meditation instruction. 8:00PM to 9:00PM Dharma Art Keynote Address with Lisa Stanley Without seeing things as they are, it is hard to create art. Our perceptions are obscured and our mind is not fresh, so making art becomes a troubled, futile process by which we’re trying to create something based on concept. -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Dharma Art can be seen as a process, a product, and as an approach to arts education and discovery. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and