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...

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,...

It’s official, Be Space is moving!

We’ve shared over four years in our beautiful studio home, and now it’s time to take the next step together. Within these walls, we’ve grown a community with a range of needs and inspirations that all link back to the deeper purpose of Be Space – to...
Using Everything

Using Everything

I continue to feel blessed by the remarkable gathering we shared last month. After culling through the photos and memories of this year’s Life.Art.Being festival, I’ve put together a little recap to share with...
Extending the Truth Mandala

Extending the Truth Mandala

  Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Life.Art.Being integrative arts festival amazing. Against the backdrop of such uncertain times, I could not have wished for a more nourishing and strengthening week. The creative and contemplative practices we shared...

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