"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Dharma for Artists
Nina Wise
Sunday, October 22, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code NW1D17.
OPEN-Register Here

The dharma is a profound source of inspiration and support for artists whatever our medium of expression. Insights gained from our meditation practice inform our art-making, and dharma teachings provide guidance as we negotiate the often challenging terrain we encounter in our careers.

The daylong includes silent meditation practice, gentle movement, and dharma teachings specifically geared to the issues faced by artists. How do we maintain equilibrium as we embrace a path that may not deliver the financial stability we crave? How do we deal with disappointment if we audition for a role and are not cast, apply for a grant that is not granted, receive a negative review from an art critic or colleague or a submitted manuscript that is rejected? How do we create a healthy relationship with our inner critic? In addition, let's discuss the ways a meditation practice enhances the quality of our work.

This is an opportunity to meet other artists who meditate and gain support, insights and connections.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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