Saturday, March 9th, 2 to 4:30pm.

Led by Anne McLaughlin, teacher, artist and member of Open Mind Zen. This workshop offers a rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in meditation and the creative process. This is an alternative practice path, a method of making visible what is often invisible, inviting participants to intuit the essence of a Zen teaching by tapping into the creative, nonjudgmental self – Buddha nature – the innate
ability to sense meaning beyond what words alone can convey. Often the results of our practice are difficult to point to. In this case, we will walk away with pieces of art to live with and contemplate well into the future. (Examples are shown in the photos below.)

Our teaching for this workshop comes from an essay by Zen Master Eihei Dogen.  

All Being-Time is connected through continuous practice.  Because of this continuous practice, there are sun, moon, and stars.  Because of this continuous practice, there are earth, sky, and heart within and body without. . . Conditional arising is continuous practice . . . This time when continuous practice is manifested is what we call “now.”  

Participants will express their response to this koan using two- and three-dimensional collage materials provided by Open Mind Zen; including a foundation board, glue, paper, graphics and words related to the koan, and assorted 3-dimensional objects. Students are welcome to bring personal images or “found” objects to use in addition to materials provided.

Please pre-register – class is limited to 12 participants.

Suggested donation: $15 for OMZ members; $30 for non-members.  To register, visit the link below and pay the appropriate amount with the one-time donation button.  In the instructions to seller, please indicate that you are registering for Meditate and Create.