Exploring our Practice Through SoulCollage®
Saturday, August 10th, 9 am to 4:00 pm
UUFSC Sarana Kuti, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA
Co-facilitated by Lori Wong and Tseme Garcia
Through the weaving of expressive arts with guided meditation and reflection, we’ll spend the day inviting our spirits to play. We’ll use SoulCollage®, a technique that involves contemplatively selecting and gluing magazine images onto 5” x 8” cards as a tool for inquiring into and deepening our meditation practice.
The SoulCollage process helps us to discover and explore our authentic selves, bringing healing to ourselves and to others through creative expression. We’ll incorporate mindfulness and reflection in order to look inward using the creative process to explore our practice. We’ll engage in contemplative sharing, allowing us to learn about ourselves and listen in a safe, supportive environment.
These workshops are a safe place for us to “play” and explore—no art experience or talent is needed! Those who especially feel “I am not creative,” are encouraged to attend.
Lori Wong is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Central Valley and has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2003 under the guidance and mentorship of Gil Fronsdal, who is the principal and founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, CA. She is a former board member and former president of IMC, a current board member of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies (also in Redwood City), and was a founding board member of the Buddhist Insight Network. She is a Community Dharma Leader trained through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.
Tseme Garcia has been providing individual and small-group interfaith spiritual guidance using expressive arts and contemplative practices since 2004. She has used SoulCollage to explore her own spiritual journey for more than a decade. She guides Gyalshen Modesto Sangha and studies Bön Tibetan Buddhist meditation and spirituality under the direction of her teacher, Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche, who is the founder and resident lama of Gyalshen Institute in San Pablo, CA. She holds a Master’s degree from Sofia University; a Certificate in Expressive Arts from John F. Kennedy University; and a Certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.
Registration: Please register using the form below.
Art Materials Fee: $5.00
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Necessary supplies including magazines will be provided, but feel free to bring any favorite magazine images you might wish to use.
Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teachers, Gyalshen Modesto Sangha and IMCV. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for a potluck lunch, if you would like. For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.