Arts for Service and Blessedness Learning Community

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Philosopher and spiritual leader, P.R. Sarkar gave a vision of the vital role of art and literature in the transformation of society. He viewed art as a channel for self-realization and service for humanity, or Art for Service and Blessedness. This learning community will address how we might express art for service and blessedness in our lives, and how we can support others in doing so.

A learning community is a regular gathering of people who share a common interest and want to deepen their knowledge on that topic together. Rather than a teacher, a facilitator will guide these sessions so that the learning process can be collaborative.

These sessions will include reading and discussion of Sarkar’s writings and other artist-authors; working on art for service and blessedness projects; and a final public presentation.

This Learning Community will be co facilitated by Genevieve Mason and Karin Perkins

Karin Perkins A long-time meditator, Karin has co-facilitated workshops on creativity and her work has included explorations in and the practice of emotional intelligence, transparency, and overcoming self-doubt. (As Richard Bach wrote, “we teach best what we most need to learn.”) She is a writer, poet, and singer-songwriter who sometimes also paints. Her past endeavors include: a year-long daily haiku writing project; Soul Weavings where musical prayers are created in the moment; drawing mandalas as meditations on life; setting ecstatic poetry to music. She is currently writing a book about marriage and commitment.

This course has 4 lessons:

  1. February 20, 2022 @ 03:00 PM PST for 90 minutes.
  2. March 20, 2022 @ 03:00 PM PDT for 90 minutes.
  3. April 17, 2022 @ 03:00 PM PDT for 90 minutes.
  4. May 22, 2022 @ 03:00 PM PDT for 90 minutes.

Genevieve Mason

Genevieve came to America from France in 1992 to study Piano Performance at the University of Oregon. She discovered meditation at the Dharmalaya community in Eugene in 2013. Her experience of the community inspired her and led her to engage deeply in the study of yoga and the philosophy of P. R. Sarkar. She is now a trained teacher of advanced meditation practice and aspires to bring the yogic way of life to people seeking spiritual experience. Genevieve helps organize cultural programs and retreats for Ananda Seva, and she is developing activities in which art, music and literature uplift individuals and society.

Genevieve Mason