Transfigurative Spiritual Retreat

Transfiguration Spiritual Retreat

A fantastic retreat at Transfiguration Spiritual Center, Cincinnati OH. Participants arrived Friday evening around 3 pm. There was this storm that broke out and made everything look green.  We started with Power point meditation about my work and we talked after dinner. We met the next day at 8.30 with meditation and started drawing mandalas on black paper with a white pencil. Then we worked on large sheet of paper. We drew, painted, colored, printed our Sacred Journey. This sheet of paper was transformed into a unique artist’s book. We let Synchronicity take over. We also created ephemeral art drawing Kolam’s at the threshold. The we created and meditated on single Mandala’s on paper. 

We began on a large sheet of paper, with calculated placement of circular openings, and then painted, collage, transfer, and embellish with elements we provide, or additions you select. The first step of the creative process is to ‘commit’ content to the surface, and then the remaining answers begin to reveal themselves. Symbols, circles, repetitive patterns play an integral role in our interactive art book. We focused on all celestial beings, particularly symbols from different and our own spirituality. These subjects unlock portals where one can explore dramatic shifts from light to dark, the subtle nuances between positive and negative, and the navigation of scale and repetition.  With many colorful Tibetan, Japanese and other papers to choose from, we all created  an exquisite, one-of a-kind book. On Sunday morning after breakfast we meditated and then talked about our Sacred Journals. It was intense, therapeutic and magical. We felt this close bond that I know will be there for ever. Namaste!