Join us in the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park for
Creative Self-Care: Enso Mantras
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 · Noon - 1 PM
Interested in finding simple yet impactful ways to weave wellness into your professional and personal life? If so, please join us at noon this Wednesday in the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park on the south side of campus, just east of the Administration Building parking garage. We will embark on a mindful artistic experience led by Jill Wardell, Director of Workplace Learning, OD & Wellness and Sandra Abbott, Curator of Collections & Outreach, Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture.
In this 1-hour wellness session, you will learn the meditative art of Enso (circle) painting, a sacred Zen calligraphy symbol from 6th century Japan that symbolizes the connectedness of existence, strength, the universe, and the imperfect as perfect, among other things. Painting Enso is traditionally accomplished in one movement that is coordinated with the breath and is said to be a reflection of the state of the painter's mind in that moment.
To prepare for painting Enso, participants will be lead through mindfulness meditation to assist with quieting the mind, arriving to the present moment, and embodying a state of peacefulness. Participants may accompany their Enso with a self-care inscription or mantra to act as an anchor for moving through the stressors of daily life.
Co-sponsored by Human Resources and Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Follow link at attachment or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
All supplies are provided, including mats for sitting on the ground.
Rain or heat location for this event is Engineering Building, room 023, UMBC. Please arrive early so we can begin promptly at 12:00 noon.