Join us for Deep Play!

International Contemplative Dance Practice Day Tuesday March 13, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland, OR  97211   Facilitated by Damaris Webb and members of the Portland Play Pod from Be Space Open to all 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. 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 performance.   This event is FREE (donations gratefully accepted) and open to the public, PLEASE email oliveoyle@gmail.com to register so we know you plan to attend!

Madame De Stael vs Napoleon

  Germaine de Stael - French salon, 1790s to 1817   from Beth Lorio for A Teaspoon of Water: Contemplative Arts Salon Germaine De Staël had already seen the promise of the Revolution twist into The Terror before Napoleon came marching into Paris. She was prepared to admire him, and eager to include him in the circle of thinkers, writers, politicians, clergy, aristocracy and beauties of her Salon. She was eager to advise him on how best to help France become in truth the land of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. But it soon became clear to her that Napoleon’s interests really rested on one thing: Napoleon’s interests. He wanted nothing to do with her or the Brotherhood of Man. When he named himself Emperor, he decreed that she be banished from within 40 leagues of Paris lest her influence interfere with his own plans for Empire. For over ten years Germaine pleaded and schemed to be allowed to return to her beloved city, all the while gathering a like minded circle from all over Europe who honed their wits and talents on the wheel of her inexhaustibly

Using Everything

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Extending the Truth Mandala

We are all looking for ways that we can change the spell and mend our world. For me, for now, my way is to be humble and honest about my blind spots around race, and to practice the creative means that I believe will help us turn the corner toward a culture of wholeness.

About that long silence…

Be Space is getting its director back, full time and full heart. Together, we are stepping onto the path of tending Be Space with all of the care and creative juice it deserves. Into the bold and uncertain future

A Meditator’s Dance Hall and a Dancer’s Meditation Hall

March 19, 2016 - March 19, 2016 211 SE 11th Avenue Map and Directions | Register Description:Saturday March 19th, noon - 4pm A Meditator's Dance Hall and a Dancer's Meditation Hall CDP Practice and reflection with NYC Play Pod and Barbara Dilley via the miracle of Skype. Beginning Origins- The dancer's meditation hall Middle Sangha- resting in and support End Village- how the practice goes into the world $30 or $60 for the practice if you are also buying Barbara's book This Very Moment ($40 retail at www.barbaradilley.com) Barbara has requested that all participants have completed a short reading from her book (which we will make available to all who register via PDF), so please register in advance and online. Practice Session Limited to 15 participants. Register

Rare Birds at the Blue Dragon Ball

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it’s Dream Season – enter the Imaginarium

[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" text_font_size="14" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" saved_tabs="all"] “The imagination is not only holy, it is precise / it is not only fierce, it is practical / men die everyday for the lack of it, it is vast & elegant…”  -Diane di Prima The guest list for the Blue Dragon Ball is taking shape, and I can already see that we are in for an amazing evening. There are still tickets available, for exactly fifty of us all together. This is our rare & golden invitation to play and create together. Dreaming it up has been an inspiring blend of dipping into my personal well along with a bounty of synergistic moments with friends and co-makers. It’s hard to say what will take place. I am pretty sure that you can expect an evening that will feed your imagination and welcome your most delighted expression. Really, a night in Space with a blue dragon, pop-up unicorns, clowns and art-games?? What more could we ask as we pass through the gate into the dreaming season? If I were honest, I would tell you