Join us on Thursday, March 22 at our Monthly Meetup to Cultivate Compassion through Contemplative Crafting with Ellen Gadberry.
What happens to your thinking when you settle into a hands-on creative process? How can simple, repetitive actions of making, drawing, knitting, or building clear your mind from distractions and allow you to access deeper levels of attention, awareness, and compassion for yourself and the world around you? How does the work of your hands create space for the work of your mind when you are listening to a speaker, participating in a conversation, meditating, or praying?
Come consider these questions and participate in an experiment with yourself in this hands-on session of contemplative crafting. We will learn a few simple techniques (absolutely no art skills needed) for doodling and paperfolding, listen to one another’s stories about the meditative focus that can come with craft, and spend some time together quietly creating and cultivating compassion.