Painting the silence of our true nature

A day-long meditation and painting retreat

Limited to 12 participants

Asheville, NC | March 23, 2019

Please Register by March 16th to Reserve Your Place

We are unable to register participants at the door on the day of the event.


“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.


spencer herr

Studio artist based in Asheville NC exploring what makes us us.

Herr’s work mirrors his view of contemporary culture. Using common and familiar images he pokes fun at our most prized institutions. His often colorful work merges the past with the present to create bittersweet emblems of contemporary life. His work is shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe in museums, galleries and private collections. 

Spencer’ Work


Brody hartman

Purpose Guide, Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of Correm.

Brody’s Bio

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.

  • Guided meditation

  • A mindful creative journey vs. focusing on a final image

  • 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.


Cost $85.00

What’s included:

  • A delicious vegetarian lunch

  • All painting materials


  • A water bottle

  • Snack

  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting some paint on

  • Optional: A meditation cushion, crazy creek, or folding chair

Additional Information

You’ll receive the schedule for A Brush With Presence once we get closer to the event.


March 23rd, 2019


9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Please arrive at 8:45 AM for a prompt start


2002 Riverside Drive Unit 42-L 
Asheville, NC 28804

Follow the signs posted inside the building

free parking

There will be ample, free parking available