Performative Arts: Mudra Space Awareness

with Shastri David Stone

March 14th -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $35 Program Price
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.
Mudra Space Awareness practice was developed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the early ‘70’s. It is based upon his training for monastic dance. It was originally created as the core practice for the Mudra Theater Group, although it is not just actors who benefit from the practice. The same qualities that underlie genuine performance on stage underlie full involvement in our own life.
Mudra Space Awareness is a rigorous exploration of one’s relationship to body, speech, mind and space. It is an intensive, physical method for synchronizing body and mind. When body and mind are synchronized, we are present and each mudra, i.e. gesture, we make is real and thorough. This is the basis for genuine activity and expression in the art of everyday life.
This 3 1/2 hour workshop will provide an introduction to Mudra practice.
David Stone has been practicing and studying Shambhala Buddhism since 1974 and currently serves as a shastri and teaches at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago. He began practicing Mudra Space Awareness in 1975 in Boulder and was Co-Director of the Mudra Theater Group from 1978 to 1983. During his years in Mudra he taught the practice and worked under Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the production of the plays written by Rinpoche. He has taught the Space Awareness practice through numerous Shambhala Centers in North America and Europe. David has lived in Chicago since 2003, where he has a private practice in Worsley Five Element acupuncture.