What’s this beautiful thing?

What’s this beautiful thing?

What’s this beautiful thing called authentic movement? Getting ready to teach the next Movement for Earthlings series, I’ve been reflecting on what I love most about this approach to the body. When I am inside the movement, my attention is fully with my breathing...
The Dharma of Patti Smith

The Dharma of Patti Smith

“We give up aggression, both toward ourselves, that we have to make a special effort to impress people, and toward others, that we can put something over on them.”  from the Dharma Art Letter, by Chogyam Trungpa Last month, many of us saw and were deeply moved by...

Madame De Stael vs Napoleon

  Germaine de Stael – French salon, 1790s to 1817   from Beth Lorio for A Teaspoon of Water: Contemplative Arts Salon Germaine De Staël had already seen the promise of the Revolution twist into The Terror before Napoleon came marching into Paris. She...
The Saloniere’s Manifesto

The Saloniere’s Manifesto

Berta Zuckerkandl – Vienna literary salon, late 1800s to 1938 received & submitted by Beth Lorio for A Teaspoon of Water: Contemplative Arts Salon Of the purpose of Poetry, Horace says: to inform or to entertain. I can do him one better. In my Living Room, I...

A Teaspoon of Water and the Third Mind

This post is the first in a series about our upcoming production, A Teaspoon of Water: Contemplative Arts Salon, offered as part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival. Performers include Beth Lorio, Dan Reed Miller, Abbey Pleviak, Kristin Gordon George,...

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