A Contemplative Arts Retreat with Arawana Hayashi and Barbara Bash
This retreat offers an opportunity to connect more deeply with one’s creativity in a meditative environment, within a supportive community of like-minded makers of things, and in dialogue with the magic and power of nature.
Each day after a morning meditation and movement session, we will move into individual art time, working alone on art or writing projects. There is limited space for dance and theatre, but some solo projects can be accommodated. In the afternoon Barbara and Arawana will facilitate explorations based on their shared interest in ancient Chinese and Japanese multi-disciplinary art forms responding to the natural world through mark making, movement and poetry. Solo time and space will be supported and there will also be time for people to share their work and engage in conversation.
This will be a special opportunity to step away from the speed of technology and move towards deepening connection with one’s generative creative process. It can be a time to enrich new or ongoing projects or make a deeper connection to a personal art practice.
Sky Lake Lodge is a Shambhala Buddhist contemplative retreat center nestled in a forest of cedar and white pine which borders preserve land filled with walking trails and vistas in the heart of the Hudson Valley.