Life.Art.Being Tag

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.

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

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

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,