Art of Being

Art becomes a mirror, in which our authentic selves are revealed, in which our sense of being in any moment is made visible. Art becomes alchemy, in which meaning is made from the stuff; the struggles and the magic of each one-and-only, individual, extraordinary life!

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Mindfulness meditation allows us to drop out of the constant chatter of busyness that often hijacks our mind and life. It allows us to tap into a deeper sense of being. Out of this stillness, our authentic self begins to emerge, free from the layers of self-criticism that often hold us back. From this place of openness and stillness, our inner artist emerges, in colors and patterns uniquely our own!

Perhaps you have never picked up a paintbrush, or maybe you have been making art your whole life. No matter where you are, Art of Being starts at square one with a “beginner’s mind.” Whether for a first take, or a fresh take, we journey through the creative process together, in a supportive community of fellow travelers. We find that artistic expression is a vital way to make meaning of our unique experience in the world, a process of becoming more fully ourselves. It is a creative capacity we all share, an inherent mark of our human heritage.

Art of Being is a program that joins mindfulness meditation with the creative process in a way that is accessible to anyone, regardless of skill or experience. Art becomes a mirror, in which our authentic selves are revealed, in which our sense of being in any moment is made visible. Art becomes alchemy, in which meaning is made from the stuff; the struggles and the magic of each one-and-only, individual, extraordinary life!

Join us for upcoming Art of Being sessions and events, weekend workshops, and week-long retreats.

Slow Museum Visits

“To see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”  – Georgia O’Keefe Having an encounter with an artwork is a conversation across time and space. It involves bringing everything we are, know, and have been to the table, where we meet the artist out of whose hand and life this work has… Continue reading Slow Museum Visits

AOB Workshops

Art of Being is a program that joins mindfulness meditation with the creative process in a way that is accessible to anyone, regardless of skill or experience.   Workshops in Vienna take place in the quiet comfort of the Dendron seminar space near the Donaukanal in Vienna’s 2nd District. All workshops are limited to 10… Continue reading AOB Workshops