Maitri Space Awareness + Art Retreat: Working with the Four Directions
- Shambhala Los Angeles
- Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, California
- Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 (3 days)
Shambhala Teacher Shastri Ladley will draw on the Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings on the mandala of the wisdoms and enemies of the four directions to lead this retreat designed to help us recognize the resources we have as we navigate challenging times. The retreat will include talks and discussion, sitting meditation, Maitri Space Awareness practice using postures and colors, and creative play that draws on the Dharma Art teachings.
Exploring these energies is a surprising and potent way to understand our heart and mind at a subtle level, the world around us, and how to act. Maitri Space Awareness practice tunes us directly into these energies (water, fire, earth, wind --- and space) and helps us see how they manifest in our world and how we embody them in a sane or neurotic fashion. Over time we can learn to open up and embrace these energies with friendliness. This can help us to transform the frozen energy of self-centeredness into the flowing creativity of compassionate wisdom.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
All are welcome to join this retreat, whether you are a beginning or advanced meditator, new or experienced in studying these teachings, extroverted or introverted, an artist or non-artist. The program will be of special interest to those interested in psychology, activism, the art of everyday life, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Maitri Space Awareness practice.