Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice.
While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give the Friday Night talk.
Kitsiri DeSilva: So You Want to be a Superhero
So often as an adult we forget to have a sense of play. Engaging our creative side not only opens up joy and lightness and relaxation, but can also be a powerful tool for transformation and insight. Moving from our overworked analytical brain to our more free flowing, creative right brain, can help to uncover patterns and narratives we might not be aware of. As Carl Jung says “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
Join us for our second community night and let Kitsiri DeSilva guide you on a wondrous adventure. After a calming meditation, he will help unlock your imagination and explore how you would look as a superhero.
As playful as this journey is, it is also a rich, deep and powerful insight into who you are as you see how these details act as metaphors for different aspects of your personality.
And other than that, it is also just a bit of fun and time to destress after a busy week!
Kitsiri DeSilva has facilitated creative explorations with children, youth and adults for 20 years locally and internationally. He has led numerous workshops, courses and retreats using multiple modalities to help people explore and express what is inside them. To name just a few, Kitsiri has used: dance, mask, drama, storytelling & writing, drawing paint, and collage.
Kitsiri is an Art Therapist and has worked in the mental health field assisting depression, anxiety and suicide prevention.
Kitsiri is passionate about providing people with skills to go on their own creative journey, empowering themselves to see what is inside and celebrate it.
You can book for this free event here.
We apologise for any inconvenience but due to technical issues this event is not able to be live-streamed.
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- Make use of the hand sanitiser stations and wash hands
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- Avoid shaking hands, hugging or physical touching