L Schmidt & H-H Hung: Sonomama session

01nov14:3015:00L Schmidt & H-H Hung: Sonomama session14:30 - 15:00(GMT+00:00) View in my timeEvent typePresentationTopicRites & RitualsSession ID: Session 3A


(Monday) 14:30 - 15:00(GMT+00:00) View in my time

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Lars Schmidt with Hsuan-Hsiu Hung: Sonomama session

Sonomama Sessions (sonomama, jap. = ‘as it is’)

The Sonomama Session are open happenings, building bridges between artistic, ecological and spiritual practice and understanding-

In this 30 min we will look at the context and intention of the Sonomama Sessions as a zone for transdisciplinary pollination and explore the interconnectedness of artistic improvisation and contemplative practice, as well as its potential for insight and resilience.

As Chogyam Trungpa, meditation master and holder of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism has put it: “The challenge is to live fully in the world as it is and to find within this world, with all its paradoxes, the essence of nowness. … We cannot change the world as it is, but by opening ourselves to the world as it is, we may find that gentleness, decency and bravery are available – not only to us, but to all human beings.” 

As usual in the sessions there is an invited artist, in this case Hsuan-Hsiu Hung, who is a dance artist and Qi Gong teacher from Taiwan.

Lars Schmidt is the initiator and facilitator of the Sonomama Sessions. Inspired by the gathering ritual of the Japanese Tea ceremony they provide a space and atmosphere for encounter and exchange around various themes ranging from the arts, to ecological and spiritual understanding. They intend to provide a context and support to explore fundamental questions about how to live a fullfilled, responsible and respectful life. 

In other words: what it means to live artfully.

Speakers for this event

  • Hsuan-Hsiu Hung

    Hsuan-Hsiu Hung

    Hsuan-Hsiu Hung is a dance artist and Qi Gong teacher from Taiwan.

    URL http://www.dancinginart.com

  • Lars Schmidt

    Lars Schmidt

    Lars Schmidt, multidisciplinary artist, dancer and natural thinker (MLitt in Fine Arts Practice and Performance, Glasgow School of Arts; Diploma of Applied Ecological Design) Besides his practice in various artforms, he has curated interdisciplinary projects linking the arts and improvisation with ecological and spiritual understanding, and has facilitated workshops in the US, Latin America and Europe. Regarding art as a way of coming-to-knowing, his Master of Fine Arts thesis was called: The Arts in Service: On Learning to Live and to Die, Improvisation as Way of Being and Ecological Practice

    URL https://www.larsschmidt.org