Spirituality and Creative Expression

This course focuses on exploring spirituality and its manifestation in our lives through creative expression. The foundation for this exploration is maitri practice, which cultivates awareness of our own energetic makeup and how these energies manifest as the core patterns of our daily lives. Developed by Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Naropa, this practice is done in five different colored rooms, representing the Five Buddha Families. In addition to the maitri room practice, we work with several contemplative art forms, such as object arrangement, painting, brushstroke, and space awareness exercises. The challenge for each of us is to discover, integrate, and appreciate our energetic expressions, and to bring our creativity to form, individually and as a group. Prerequisite: REL160 or COR130.
Course Number: REL250
Units: 3.0