Creative Dharma

Creative Commons
Looking at how we might use creativity in our meditation practice, and bring meditative sensibility into our artistic practice.
Created 30 Apr 2020
  • CD12 Going solo in the bush
    29 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    Sculpturist Paula Gilbert tells her story of going solo in the Aotearoa New Zealand bush, register for this month’s online event with Sydney artist Jacqui O’Reilly, Brad Parks discusses metaphor in me...
  • CD #11 Cultural activism and the contemplative process
    31 Jul 2021 • 18 min read • 2 2
    August 2021 A bird’s got to sing by Jacqui O’Reilly, 2020, sound & video installation In this newsletter, Ronn Smith sits down with artists Emily Harris and John Halpern, Winton Higgins reviews Emerge...
  • CD#10 Coming face-to-face with a giant made of sand
    31 May 2021 • 18 min read • 2 0
    June 2021 In this newsletter, Jan Rudestam writes about coming face-to-face on retreat with a giant made of sand. We start, though, with some musings on meditating creatively by Arah Gould, and end wi...
  • This is not a newsletter
    30 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is not a newsletter. Creative Dharma newsletters will be going out every second month this year: at the start of February, April, June, August, October and December. We did say, though, that we w...
  • CD#09 I vow to live creatively, softly, kindly
    30 Mar 2021 • 17 min read • 1 0
    April 2021 In this Creative Dharma, Brigid Lowry writes on living creatively during a year of offering loving kindness to herself, Ronn Smith sits on Gaudi’s mosaic bench and reflects on how our fragm...
  • Supporting Creative Dharma with a paid subscription
    07 Mar 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    The recent Creative Dharma readers’ meeting felt, to us, like the coming together of a very real community of people with an interest in creativity and a secular approach to the dharma. We’re now look...
  • Creative Dharma readers’ meeting
    23 Feb 2021 • 1 min read
    The first Creative Dharma readers’ meeting Taking place later this week – on 27th or 28th February 2021 – depending on your time zone – Creative Dharma will host a one-hour Zoom meeting for subscriber...
  • CD#08 Giving new shape to the dharma
    30 Jan 2021 • 19 min read • 3 0
    February 2021 There’s info on our first Creative Dharma Zoom meeting – and you’re all invited. Suzanne Trevains writes on ‘the unsayable’, Ronn Smith speaks with Stephen Batchelor on Icelandic fiction...
  • CD#07 Readers’ meeting
    30 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 5 0
    January 2021 In this brief, festive season issue of Creative Dharma, a newsletter, we announce a change to our publication schedule, and give details of a meeting at the end of February for subscriber...
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