February-March 2017

Dharma Arts: At the Intersection of Creativity and Compassion
Saturday, February 11, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join accomplished local artists who are also Buddhist contemplative (Dharma) practitioners as they “show and tell” – speak and perform – their work, both exploring and demonstrating the creative process.Additionally, Joseph Bobrow, Roshi of Deep Streams Zen Institute, will facilitate and lead periods of sitting and walking meditation.

For millenia, art has flourished within a panoply of Buddhist traditions: From the grottos at Datong, to the brushstrokes of calligraphers, from the haiku of Basho, to the sand mandalas of Tibetan monks.  Join us as our award-winning presenters bring to life their poems, operas, thangkas, dance compositions, photographs, and writing — inviting all of us to keep alive our own creative imagination in these uncertain times.

Presenters include Joel Feigin, Dan Gerber, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, Heena Yoon, Barbara Parmet, and Larry Barber.

For more information, presenter bios, and to register online (strongly advised, space limited), click here, current-public/item/dharma- arts

Practicing Amid Confusion

 We live in a time of upheaval and uprising. Tectonic plates are shifting as traumatic impacts ripple through the zeitgeist. Tumult, danger, and violence seem to be the order of the day. Crisis may imply opportunity, but our capacities for integrating and responding are depleted. Even our native capacities to discern truth and reality are shaken.
In such times, claiming our humanity is an act of resistance. Cultivating sanity is a revolutionary act. Enjoying a replenishing breath is radical. Renewing our capacities for response-ability is not a luxury, it is essential. Minds and bodies, hearts and souls need each other in such times. We wake up together.
Joseph Bobrow

Zazen (Zen meditation)

With instruction by Roshi

2012 Chapala Street (cross street is Mission)
Santa Barbara Friends Meetinghouse
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
First and Third Wednesday of each month  
February 2017
Wednesday 1 and 15
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Beginning students and seasoned practitioners alike are welcome.
Please arrive by 9:50, or earlier if you’re new to practice
March 2017
Wednesday 1 and 15
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For more information about Deep Streams Zen Institute programs in Santa Barbara check our website:
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