About Creativity and Contemplation

 

Creativity and Contemplation explores the intersection of meditation and creative expression. Impulses for creativity originate deep in the soul, psyche, or what Buddhists call “mind.” The arts give voice, shape, feeling, or color to this human journey of living and dying, and are modes of integrating our experiences of reality. Visual art, sound work, spatial exploration, and even cooking, dreaming, and work can be forms of meditation in action if engaged in with awareness.


 

About the author 

 

Sarah C. Beasley (Sera Kunzang Lhamo), a Nyingma practitioner since 2000, is an experienced teacher, writer, editor, and artist. She has a degree in Studio Art and a Graduate Certificate in Education. Sarah spent close to seven years in retreat under the guidance of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. She offers a workshop, Meditations for Death, Dying & Living, which includes an Expressive Arts component. With a lifelong passion for wilderness, she has summited Mt. Kenya and Mt. Baker, among other peaks. Her work can be seen at Moondrop Meditation.


 

Creativity and Contemplation is published monthly.

Showing results for Creativity and Contemplation

The Heart of Pilgrimage
Engaging with the longing for a beloved place
Uploaded 9 Apr 2019
Lama Rod Owens on Social Justice, Rest, and Resilience
Authentic expression through the Buddhadharma
Uploaded 12 Mar 2019
Healing Body and Mind: Reconnecting with the Wisdom of Medicinal Plants
Embracing the joy of natural remedies
Uploaded 12 Feb 2019
Radiance Emerges in Color and Light – Paintings by Lowell Boyers
The visceral dialogue between a painting and its artist
Uploaded 8 Jan 2019
Why I Dance
Dance as non-verbal communication, as offering praise, and meditation in motion
Uploaded 11 Dec 2018
Pushing the Boundaries of Stringed Sound – the Freedom of Rock Violin with Adam DeGraff
Freedom of expression arising during live musical improvisation
Uploaded 6 Nov 2018
Safety and Vitality, Joy and Honor: Khalida Brohi and Jane Weintraub
Two women at the forefront of positive change
Uploaded 9 Oct 2018
The Great Equal Taste of Hope and Fear – A Tribute to Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche
Remembering a revered Nyingma master and a beloved teacher
Uploaded 11 Sep 2018
Resiliency: Releasing Trauma through Embodied Art
Works on paper by Fiorenza Menini after the Nice truck attack on Bastille Day 2016
Uploaded 10 Aug 2018
The Art and Nature of Meditation with David Kimball Anderson
Observing the mind, the outer world, and the spaces between
Uploaded 10 Jul 2018
Back to Top