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Anne Cushman

Anne Cushman is a pioneer in the integration of dharma, embodied mindfulness, and creative expression. She is the author of the memoir The Mama Sutra, the novel Enlightenment for Idiots, the mindful yoga manifesto Moving Into Meditation, and the India pilgrimage guide From Here to Nirvana; and her essays on spiritual practice in daily life have appeared in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, O: The Oprah Magazine, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, and many other publications. She is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers’ Council, a founding teacher of Cloud Sangha, and the director of mentoring for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. She mentors meditation students and writers worldwide and leads regular meditation retreats with a focus on creativity, embodiment, and daily life practice

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September 13, 2016 - The Four Foundations of Creativity

As we start to tell our stories, there’s an emotional content that starts to move. There’s an aliveness. There can be a myth about meditation that the goal is to make these things go away. But it’s really about coming into a relationship with our emotional life that’s wise and skillful, where we can allow what’s there to move through and know it for what it is. Then, as artists, we can allow it to infuse our story.

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