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

Tamara Gilbert

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Salon Supper Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Portland Planetary Dance with Tamara Gilbert Saturday July 29, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at Kelley Point Park Join us for our 3rd annual Planetary Dance! We’ll gather in beautiful Kelley Point Park, which sits at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers for a family friendly movement ceremony and BYO picnic. Planetary Dance is a dance with a purpose. It aims to bring peace among people and harmony with the Earth. We each dedicate our dance to someone or something in need of support (e.g., a sick or dying loved one, a troubled species, a child facing difficulties, etc.) before entering the dance arena. As people run, walk, or simply stand in a series of concentric circles we create a moving mandala. By dancing to the steady heartbeat of the drums, we become one collective body, and each step upon the Earth becomes a prayer for healing. Planetary Dance was originally created in 1980 as a daylong ritual for the Mt. Tamalpais, California community by Anna Halprin, dancer/choreographer and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement.

Rebecca Jamieson

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label=" Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Mindful Writing Using Words as Practical Magic with Rebecca Jamieson   Saturday August 5th, 2017, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street How do we learn to listen to our own wisdom? How do we coax our wild and unruly thoughts to the page? How do we use our words to make practical magic and take meaningful action? In this workshop, we'll explore these questions through the vehicle of Mindful Writing. We'll learn a basic meditation practice, then delve into writing and feedback sessions. We'll practice working with fear and resistance and extending compassion to ourselves and others. Bring a notebook and a favorite pen. Limited space, register in advance. Prices valid through July 25. $45. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Code Book Now"]<a href="http://bookeo.com/bespacepdx?type=415593LPTLK15C512E05CD" style="margin:0;padding:0;" target="_top"><img src="https://www.bookeo.com/buttons/book_en.png" alt="book now" border="0" style="margin:0;padding:0"></a>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_divider admin_label="Divider" color="#e0691f" 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 admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Rebecca bio" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Rebecca Jamieson has been practicing meditation for over ten years and creative writing for over sixteen. She holds an Interdisciplinary BA in Writing, Mindfulness, and Psychology from Marylhurst University.

Reeva Wortel

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label=" Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Spontaneous Composition with Reeva Wortel Saturday August 5, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street Using a laboratory setting participants will actively engage with objects, text, and movement improvisation to create spontaneous compositions. Participants will be guided in a process that will enable each individual to develop their own composition based on the elements of their choosing. This process will encourage participants to explore the intersection between meditation and the work of composing compelling imagery in space and time. This workshop will embolden writers, dancers, actors, designers, musicians directors, visual artists, thinkers, and creative explorers to collaborate in storytelling and image-making in an atmosphere that stretches one's creative capacity. Space is limited, register in advance. Price valid through July 25 $45 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Code Book Now"]<a href="http://bookeo.com/bespacepdx?type=41559JXN4F315C512F3455" style="margin:0;padding:0;" target="_top"><img src="https://www.bookeo.com/buttons/book_en.png" alt="book now" border="0" style="margin:0;padding:0"></a>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_divider admin_label="Divider" color="#e0691f" 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 admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Reeva bio" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Reeva Wortel is a visual artist, performer, choreographer/director and teaching artist. Wortel has worked in communities as a social worker and teaching artist,

Sophie Lippert

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Salon Supper Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Salon Supper Creating Communities based in Fierce Beauty and Practical Magic with Sophie Lippert Sunday, July 30th 7:00 - 9:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street Sunday Salon Supper is an evening devoted to cultivating community over a shared meal and facilitated conversation. The night's events will be hosted by Vibrant Studios owner, Sophie Lippert, who will provide a seasonal and nourishing gluten-free and plant-based meal. The evening will include time for a round-table dialogue, storytelling, and supportive group interaction. If you are inspired to connect with an incredible individuals of Portlanders dedicated to fostering a community of Fierce Beauty and Practical Magic, please join us! Come at 6:30 for a FREE screening of The Great Turning, a brief film about Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects. Details here. This is a ticketed event with only 15 seats. Reservations are required. $25 per person, or $17 for passholders. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Code Book Now"]<a href="http://bookeo.com/bespacepdx?type=41559XWMY9415C51112C16" style="margin:0;padding:0;" target="_top"><img src="https://www.bookeo.com/buttons/book_en.png" alt="book now" border="0" style="margin:0;padding:0"></a>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_divider admin_label="Divider" color="#e0691f" 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 admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Sophie bio" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off"

Beth Lorio

[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="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Beth Lorio bio" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial" _builder_version="3.0.64"] Beth Lorio is an interdisciplinary artist and performer. Growing up in a craft person’s household, she has been making art since she was a child. She is currently painting, making short videos and working on a performance piece about her grandparents. She is honored to be part of the Life Art Being Festival’s production team! This year's installation, Mending Wall, arises from Beth's creative heart. You will have opportunities throughout the festival to visit the wall, to muse, to share, and to mend. We've set aside Quiet Hours : Alone Together on Monday July 31 to give time for deeper engagement with this living, co-created altar. For more about Beth’s work, visit bethlorio.com. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

A New Dance With Time.

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" make_fullwidth="on" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" use_custom_gutter="off" padding_mobile="off" allow_player_pause="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" make_equal="off" column_padding_mobile="on"][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"] Megan Phillips is an inspiring presence at Be Space. It has been a pleasure to play and share with her from month to month. In the time I've known her, I have come to understand that anything that inspires her, will probably inspire every other person I know. That's why I invited her to write a LoveNote for the Be Space blog. She is planning to host a study/practice group for Creating Time, starting May 22. Contact me for more info! I am a person who loves to be silly, creative and free. This is why I feel at home with art and why I love expressive arts practice in particular. It’s a way to play with bright colors, with weird sounds, with intriguing images or funny characters and receive meaningful insight about life and myself when I least expect it. This gives me hope. As one who is seriously ‘time challenged’, I forget all about creativity when I’m tangled in the mess of trying to be ‘on time’.

thank you notes & coming attractions

One year ago this week we had the pleasure of sharing an evening with the sweet music of Racquel Russo and the lovely sounds of Friendship Valley.  Our friend Tom McLaren created this video to remind us of the warmth and delight of the 2013 Spring Benefit. Be Space was just a pup at the time, not even a year old.  As businesses go, Be Space is still in her infancy.  But she knows what she wants and who she is growing into.  It's inspiring to see a community - or many tiny communities - grow around the vision of this studio.  Nearly everyone who comes through the doors has a certain warmth, an open curiosity, and a willingness to share & be surprised.  It is a complete delight to see people connect, create, and offer week after week.  There is always something new waiting to unfold. I was so touched when Tom sent this video over earlier this month.  Touched by his patient framing of the evening, by the smiling faces in the video, and by the reminder of the countless people who came together to support

how things change

https://youtu.be/OVCO_F0fUas This is one of the most beautiful movie scenes I have seen.  I return to it every year or two for a reminder of the true shape of sovereignty and for a big dose of sheer talent (a la Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton and Virginia Woolf). I also like this as a depiction of transformation.  We step out of a prescribed norm and find ourselves in a completely new world with an utterly different social body.  At the same time, the core sovereign self has not changed. Perhaps it has simply become less encumbered by the habits & trappings of an inauthentic life. When Tilda Swinton speaks those potent words "Nature! Nature! I am your bride. Take me," there is no doubt that this is the truest possible marriage. I love watching the leaves shake loose at this time of year, and am moved by the slow reveal of branches against the sky. As the seasons shift, I see our individual lives and creative expression echo the change. The detritus of past projects that no longer hold juice must fall away and leave

context is decisive.

An invented context is essentially a realm of possibility.  Joe DiMaggio, MD Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a training institute onPositive Community Norms in beautiful Big Sky Montana, followed by a week of deep watering at Naropa in Boulder with Barbara Dilley and the Contemplative Dance Practice tribe. Both of these places are storied and significant to me -- my astrology friends would appreciate the Saturn cycle that seems to link them. Montana was a central part of my Naropa senior project, Gaia's Witness, which entailed a month of backpacking with a troupe of women, bearing witness to and creating performance from the toxic and complicated abandoned copper mine, the Berkeley Pit. When I left Naropa in 2000, it was with a tremendously rich set of questions and disciplines -- all combining to foster a radical view of human sanity and its role in creating a more compassionate and inspiring world.  Fast forward to 2013 (the time of my Saturn opposition for those who are keeping track) and we are here in Portland with the lovely Be Space just pushing up through