Introducing A New Creative Inquiry Series for 2019

Asheville, NC

In each of these day-long retreats participants will be invited to creatively explore the porous boundaries of their inner/outer landscape. Throughout the day we’ll alternate between guided sessions of meditation, self-inquiry and creative expression.

All levels of painting skills and meditation experience welcomed—from novice to experienced.

What you’ll experience:

  • A safe, non judgmental container to creatively explore the mystery of who and what you are.

  • Self inquiry practices that you can take with you and integrate into your day-to-day life.

  • A community of creative explorers.

  • An inspiring day spent in a professional artist’s studio in the heart of Asheville’s art community

  • For working artists, an opportunity to disconnect from the pressures of the marketplace—to gift yourself an exploration of the imaginal realm without a final “product” in mind.


A BRUSH WITH PRESENCE | MARCH 23, 2019

Painting the silence of our true nature

A daylong meditation and painting retreat

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“Silence bears the wholeness we keep looking for.”

“Our body’s center is the necessary meeting point where the inward Silence of solitude meets up with the great Silence of Cosmic Wisdom.”

—Robert Sardello

In this day long silent retreat participants will be guided through alternating sessions of meditation and mindful painting. We’ll be guided by our brushes to paint presence into presence, moment by moment.

This is painting as embodied meditation—which will bring us into direct contact with the wisdom of awareness and silence.


A Brush With Heart

Painting our way home to our true center 

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Drawing attention to the heart focuses the mystery we are entering. As the physical organ and spiritual-imaginative center, the heart is the only true organ for perceiving Silence. - Robert Sardello

In this daylong silent retreat participants will be guided through alternating sessions of meditation and mindful painting. We’ll explore painting as a means of expressing our heart’s wisdom, truth, and imaginal poetic images.


A Brush With Soul

Painting as a soul-encounter medium

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Soul-encounter is a mystical, trans-rational experience of Soul experienced through the present moment revelation of the symbols, images, presences and/or transmissions of your mythopoetic identity. —Jonathan Gustin

In this daylong silent retreat participants will be guided through alternating sessions of meditation and mindful painting. We’ll “paint into” the alive presence, sensitivity, intelligence and dynamism of soul and listen for what needs to emerge. This is painting as soul-encounter exploration.