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Desolate Beauty: A Contemplation of the Desert

BY DAVID MORRISON
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Contemplative writer David Morrison and Monk Drums (El Paso vol.11) creator Jacob Neria takes us on a journey of of sound, image, and spoken word celebrates a vision of desert spirituality.

As David explains, there is a beauty that can be experienced in the scarcity of desert if we come to it with contemplative eyes. The word, “contemplation,” in Latin, means to “gaze intently upon.” It’s possible to walk in desert landscapes and witness its emptiness until a stunning beauty arises. And further, this beauty begins to gaze into the beholder, and one is transformed forever. In the Irish language, “to contemplate,” means to place oneself at the “edge of waiting.” The desert is a liminal space on the edge of what’s familiar, and it draws and enchants those who dare to walk in its kenotic embrace.

The images are not professionally shot nature photos, but rather the simple snapshots of a lifelong desert walker. The haikus are not literary as much as they are experiential. Mary Oliver sums it up perfectly: "Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective."

David Morrison and Jacob Neria are members of Desert Rain Community, a contemporary community of Christian contemplative monks located outside El Paso in Chaparral, NM.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Meditation”

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San Jose, CA @ The Improv
Oct 20, 2009

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Columbus @ Junctionview Studios
Aug 12, 2010

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Columbus @ Tacocat
Aug 08, 2013

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Ubud @ Betel Nut
Apr 22, 2014

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Flagstaff @ Dark Sky Brewing Co.
Jun 30, 2016

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Ho Chi Minh City @ Saigon Outcast
Oct 01, 2016

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Manchester @ The Wonder Inn
Mar 30, 2017

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Champaign-Urbana @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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Nanaimo @ Shq'apthut Gathering Place VIU
Nov 18, 2017

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Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Sep 25, 2018

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The Battle Within

BY PETER LAMOUREUX
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Peter Lamoureux shines light on the heavy subject of veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder. Peter discusses the core treatment -- transcendental meditation -- which was in part developed by The David Lynch Foundation in an effort to promote healthy recovery for those who suffer from PTSD.

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Obstacles in Art in Yoga

BY SUSANNA HARWOOD RUBIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Susanna Harwood Rubin makes art about yoga, teaches yoga as art, and writes about it all. She is passionately committed to finding beauty and meaning in everyday life, and presents at Volume 2 about obstacles and challenges she encountered and has overcome. 

 

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Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?

BY FRANÇOIS VAN LISHOUT
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).

 

In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).

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From fear to infinity, the evolution of a new economics

BY CLIFF STEVENSON
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Motivated by personal and professional experiences as an economist and artist, Cliff Stevenson proposes a new economic model - informed not by scarity and fear, but by infinity.

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

BY DEVIN PERSON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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Meditation Experience in Vietnam

BY TOM CHRISTIE
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

We know you're stressed, but there are better ways to deal with that than killing your boss/client or burning down your school. Meditation is one of them and to help you get the ball rolling, we have invited a very special guest to Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 9.

Meet Tom Christie, whose meditation practise and the quest for peace and zen has taken him on several retreats in places you probably haven't heard of, both in Vietnam and elsewhere. He's going to talk about how he got into meditation practise.

So take a deep breath, exhale... and see you on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

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What Would I Do?

BY ISSEI SUMA
@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

建築家の須磨一清さんはコロンビア大学建築修士科を卒業後、 2010年にご自身の設計事務所SUMAを設立されました。 建築ユニットBUSとして地域再生に携わり、 2016年にはヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際建築展に出展し審査員特別賞を受賞されました。お母様の終の住処として2015年に設計した「JIKKA」は多くの国際メディアに取り上げられ、今ますます世界の注目を浴びています。プレゼンテーションでは「JIKKA」が完成するまでの、そして須磨さんの建築家としてのこれまでの壮大な10年の歩みを披露されています!

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Pausa Desde la Contemplación

BY MARCO POLANCO
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 04, 2017

Marco Polanco, instructor pionero de Kundalini Yoga en el Gran Valparaíso, fundador de Naad Chile, nos contó sobre cómo hacer una pausa en nuestro día a día y contemplar nuevamente la ciudad para vernos a nosotros mismos.

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Living By Design

BY SALLY MAY
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Sally May -a recovering 'busy' person- shows us how to improve our life through essentialism and prioritising necessities such as sleep. We also learn when to say no in order to change our lives for the better and start living by design.

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Buddha og Grundtvig

BY NIELS VIGGO HANSEN
@ VOL 37 ON JUN 21, 2018

Here on behalf of Gomde Højskole, Niels Viggo Hansen tells the audience about their reasons and inspirations for creating a højskole dedicated to the ideals of both Grundtvig and Buddhism, and how their work has paid off so far.

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The Secrets of Body Language

Body language is more powerful than you may think. Everybody communicates through body language and sends out signals that communicate much more about you, your true intentions and what is on your mind than what you are aware of. At PechaKucha Night Ubud #20, Sandhi Spears will share why he thinks that by being conscious about other people’s non-verbal signals, you are not only improving your communication skills, but also understanding yourself better. Sandhi Spears is the founding director of the Wholistic Business Network. He has been involved in intensive studies with eastern Masters, and his background includes Theatre and Drama Action Work, Emotional Expression, Yoga and meditation. As a coach and trainer, Sandhi has been working with a wide variety of individuals and groups who have come to a personal or professional turning point. S

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Bye-Bye Boring Desk Job, Hello Health and Happiness

"Yoga helped me when life got shaken through illness and the death of a family member. Thats when I decided to become a yoga teacher." In "Bye-Bye Boring Desk Job, Hello Health and Happiness", from PechaKucha Hong Kong Vol. 24, Triathlete, Paddle-Board Yoga Instructor, and Entrepreneur, Nadine Bubner talks about escaping the corporate world and heading up a full-time business teaching yoga and meditation classes, while indulging in Ironman triathlon competitions on the side, evolving into a practice that combines yoga and endurance sport. This is her empowering story.

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Penticton Vol. 2

Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success!  We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people.  Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice.  Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People.  Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects.  Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces.   To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe.  As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides!  It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books!   Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night!  That is how inspiring these nights are!   Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here.  If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up!  In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.

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Reflecting on Why We Walk

On a snowy night in mid-January, the auditorium at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) filled with Yellowknife residents clad in mukluks and goose-down parkas. The 80-odd people were gathered for Why We Walk: A PechaKucha Night devoted to exploring some of the many motivations behind the human proclivity for putting one foot in front of the other. The Yellowknife PechaKucha Night was inspired by Walk to Tuk, a winter walking challenge hosted by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). During the months of January and February, registered teams of NWT residents work together to conceptually walk the distance of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River), 1,658 km from Fort Providence at the outlet of Great Slave Lake to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. As those in attendance hunted for a seat (much to the organizers’ delight, more chairs had to be added!) and got caught up with neighbours, they were treated to songs from Jonathan Churcher’s recently released album, Rock Walker Blues. Shortly after 7pm, the MC for the night, the affable Minister of Education, Culture, and Employment, Alfred Moses, took the stage to introduce the eclectic group of presenters. There were nine presentations exploring walking from a variety of different angles. Tour guide Rosie Strong introduced the audience to the Old Town Soundwalk, an audio tour app that shares the stories, music, and colourful history of Yellowknife’s oldest neighbourhoods. In a presentation titled “The Art of Walking,” chiropractor Michael Bokor explored what is happening in our feet, legs, and knees when we go out for a ramble. Inveterate adventurers Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth explored the risks and rewards of two month-long walks they have undertaken in the NWT, the first along the Arctic Coast and the second through the Mackenzie Mountains. Traditional artist Gerri Sharpe took the audience behind the scenes of the Yellowknife stop of Walking with Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation that honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Historian and NWTRPA staff member Jess Dunkin brought to life the six-day walking competitions that drew large crowds to places like Madison Square Garden in New York City in the late nineteenth century. Colinda Blondin, a youth officer from Behchokǫ̀, and Allice Legat, a Yellowknife author and anthropologist, explored how walking ties people to place from Scotland to Denendeh in a presentation titled, “Know Where You’re From, Know Where You Live.” Photographer Jennifer Broadbridge spoke about the joys and challenges of living without a car since 2009. Elaine Stewart, Karen Wilford, Lorne Gushue, and Peter Chynoweth of Yellowknife United Church introduced audience members to labyrinth walking, a form of prayer/meditation that originated in pre-Christian times. The evening ended with biologist-turned-author Jamie Bastedo reading an excerpt from his novel Tracking Triple Seven that follows a collared bear as she travels across the barrenlands with her cubs. For all of the evening’s variety (as one audience member noted, there really was something for everyone), there were also common themes. Perhaps the most recurrent was that of connection. Walking, the different presenters made clear, connects us to our bodies; to the places we walk, both urban and wild; to others, from family and friends to neighbours and strangers; and to the Creator. Following on this, walking is: a way to tend to our physical and mental wellbeing; a vehicle for strengthening relationships and building community; an ethical choice; a way to know the past and present of the places where we are from or where we find ourselves; and a spiritual practice. It was not just the presenters who told stories about walking, the audience was also asked to share their motivations for walking on a large wooden display board. Here are a few of their responses: I walk to get where I need to go. I walk to make life decisions. I walk to get to high places. I walk so my dog won’t poop indoors. I walk for the environment. You can read more walking motivations and contribute your own on Twitter using the hashtag #whywewalk. Thank you to the presenters for your thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining contributions to the evening’s conversation about walking and to the audience members for your interest, enthusiasm, and graciousness. If you were unable to attend the PechaKucha, you can watch the presentations here. A big thank you to Rajiv Rawat at the Museum for his technical expertise. This post is also available on the NWT Recreation and Parks Association website.

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The Moon is my Scholar Rock

"I was really interested in the challenge of replicating these textrues, patterns, and forms of meteorites."For Matthew Cummings, artwork has always been personal journey for escape and meditation in both the making process and viewing.  "The Moon is my Scholar Rock" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18 is a look at the work from his last solo exhibition, 'The Moon is my Gongshi'.  This group of work examined the moon as an object of meditation, the tradition of Chinese Scholar Rocks or Gongshi, and the inspiring career of his grandfather-in-law, Charles Bradshaw, who ran the computations department for NASA during the development of Rocket Technology. 

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A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space

"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence." In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.

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PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol.16 TICKET LINK: HERE We're back for our first PechaKucha Night of 2017! Join us on Thursday 30 March 2017 at The Wonder Inn for another night of insight, inspiration and intrigue. Remember, each speaker only has 20 images, 20 seconds per image to speak, no stopping. As ever, we have an eclectic mix of speakers, featuring videographers, designers, illustrators and organisations promoting female positivity!  So here’s the line-up: Radim Malinic - Creative Director of Brand Nu and author of the ‘Book of Ideas’ Laura Boast - Founder and Creative Director at LJB Studio James Kennedy - Filmmaker at Trifecta Films Rita Cervetto - Designer at Common Good Daniel Thompson - Graphic Designer at Holdens Agency (and resident PechaKucha Night Manchester artist!) Graham Jones - Designer at Loose Collective and Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan  Girl Gang Manchester The Wonder Inn   About The Wonder Inn The Wonder Inn is a beautiful venue near Shudehill in Manchester. It offers a respite from the fast pace of the city, offering classes on yoga and meditation. We are really fortunate to have this space and encourage you to visit and support their mission. 10p from each ticket sold will be used by The Wonder Inn to plant a new tree. So feel good that you’re also helping the environment by coming along!    About PechaKucha Night Manchester PechaKucha Night Manchester was relaunched in June 2016 by a new team after an eighteen month hiatus. This is out third PechaKucha and we’re going from strength to strength. We are indebted to the support of Manchester’s creative scene coming along as speakers and audience members as well as our previous hosts, SpacePortX and Ziferblat. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going! PechaKuchas will continue take place every three months at venues across Manchester. Our mission is to feature a high calibre of creatives, designers, artists and community projects from the city and the North.   More Information If you want to know more: Subscribe to the Manchester page on the PechaKucha website here: https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/manchester Sign up to the mailing list: http:///civFmb Follow us on social media: Twitter Facebook Instagram