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Square One Saturday – First Thought, Best Thought

June 17, 2017-1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Square One Saturdays – Meditate/Contemplate/Create

Saturday – June 17, 1-3 pm
led by Rebekah Younger, Creating coach, meditation instructor and artist

Take a break from the speed of daily life with 2 hours of creative and spiritual renewal.  Experience what it means to be awake and skilfully work with your world as a creator from open spacious mind, Square One.  Join Rebekah Younger, meditation and Shambhala Art instructor, in meditation practice, discussion and opportunities to create individually and collaboratively. Leave reinvigorated and inspired to carry that energy into your personal work and daily life.  Instruction in mindfulness and awareness meditation along with teachings influenced by the writings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from True Perception about mixing creating with meditative mind included in each session.   For all levels of art and meditation experience and art forms (visual, performance, written).

Suggested donation $10. Drop-ins welcome. Contribution is optional.
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Come sit, listen to a brief dharma talk and discussion with peers and engage in creative play and awareness exercises in the intimate setting of Portal 18, Yoga Studio, Space is limited so register early!

Talk Topic – First Thought, Best Thought
When we open to the space of the present moment, there is the possibility for something fresh to arise that is a genuine expression, spontaneous and awake.  It may not be the first thing we think, but the first original thought beyond our habitual patterns of thinking.  We’ll explore this with poetry and movement.

We’ll meet twice a month with a different topic and activity each Saturday.  Basic meditation instruction included at the beginning of each session.

Come to one or all of the Saturdays. June 3, June 17, July 8, July 29, August 12 and 26

What to bring:

Your own sitting cushion (optional)
Notebook and pen/pencil
True Perception by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (optional)

“Magic lies in the state of mind of the artist.  This magic is wakeful magic. The artist’s mind is able to tune in to a certain balance or wakefulness – we could call it enlightenment, in fact.”  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Portal 18
2934 Ford St #18
Oakland, CA 94601 United States


Rev. Rebekah Younger, MFAIA