West London Buddhist Centre

Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness

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  • Sat Jun 27th 2020
  • 2:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • Donation

Register in advance for this workshop using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This online workshop offers an opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Experience how the two disciplines complement each other leading to greater clarity of perception, wonder and appreciation of the world around us. During the workshop we will explore a variety of ways to stimulate a fresh and playful response to mindfulness and drawing. There will be a series of guided drawing exercises exploring: the role of body awareness, sensitivity to materials, and the world around us.

Suitable for those familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana practices, complete beginners to drawing or those with experience in drawing who’d like to explore their practice in this way. All you need is a biro pen and the back of an envelope! and two or three things from home e.g. a shell/rock/feather/flowers/wood… that you find interesting, or that have meaning for you. If you have other drawing materials e.g. pencils, paper, pencil sharpener, eraser, charcoal, then bring them too!

Amitajyoti has been practising mindfulness for 26 years and was ordained into Triratna Buddhist Order 16 years ago. She is an artist trained to MA level and has been teaching drawing and mindfulness for beginners as well as experienced practitioners for over 15 years, in a variety of locations including our Triratna Centres, The National Gallery, British Museum and the City Literary Institute. www.cbarton-harvey.co.uk


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *6/7/2020* The Centre will remain closed to the public until the end of September. We have an online programme of classes, retreats and courses. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest.