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Sunday Sit | Long Beach : Every Sunday – Sacred Roots Healing, Long Bech 10-11:30AM

Joshua Tree Retreat: Jan 2nd-7th 2019

Art as Meditation Workshop: Jan 19th 2-5pm

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January 2 – 7, 2018 Mindful Way Silent Mindfulness Retreat with Beth Mulligan, Hugh O’Neill & Cayce Howe ||

April Essential Dharma 6 week Virtual Course with Scott Tusa

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Art as Meditation Workshop

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1/19/2019 2:00 PM 5:00 PM  at   East Hollywood Meditation Center, (4300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90029) (Map It)


Tibetan Buddhist Master Chögyam Trungpa liked to call spiritual art “Dharma Art”, and he would teach it as a path equal to any sitting or contemplation practice. Dharma Art can teach us about fearlessness and help us find confidence in our innate enlightened nature.

We will be using the creative art of painting to access otherwise hidden aspects of ourselves. Much of the time the teachings can stay in the conceptual realm, but through creativity, we can break through into authentic experience.

**This workshop will be done in relative silence.**

Who is this for?

– Meditators that would like to deepen their practice, using techniques that may be new to them.

– Anyone looking for new ways to access the meditative space, whether beginner or advanced

– Artists that would like to find new ways to access creativity.

– Those that believe having fun is a spiritual exercise!


• We will be painting, this is not a technical “how to paint” class. In fact, “how not to paint” would be more fitting.

• Feel free to bring your own painting supplies if you like.

• We will be very meditative, most of the time we will be in silence

• Open to all skill levels of both meditation and art

Our muse – The Bodhisattva Path


The intention of renunciation

The intention of non-aversion or loving kindness.

The intention of non-injury or compassion

The Six Perfections (Paramitas)

Generosity: to cultivate the attitude of generosity.

Discipline: refraining from harm.

Patience: the ability not to be perturbed by anything.

Diligence: to find joy in what is virtuous, positive or wholesome.

Meditative concentration: not to be distracted.

Wisdom: the perfect discrimination of phenomena, all knowable things: 4 aspects of Wisdom: Skillful Means, Strength, Loving-Kindness, Primordial wisdom

Cost:  The cost of the workshop is $45 to pay the teacher, cover center costs and includes art supplies.

*Please register in advance so that you can get updates about the workshop.

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InsightLA works to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.

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