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Encourage future Art Asram and similar projects in a free-form, kid-friendly environment.

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Here is an example of the way it can be done -- with Art Ashram Project 1:

FIRST ART ASHRAM EVENT - "Emptiness is Form"
Free Illuminism is both non-dogmatic shared techniques for illumination, and a cultural community.  A major cultural event was inaugurated January 11th 2014 in Little Five Points Atlanta, Georgia.  For more info about the project go to this link.

Here are some glimpses of the event - special thanks to Tau AHA, Tau Dositheos and Tau Salix Alba.

Tau AHA's summary to us: "The theme of the first Art Ashram show was "Emptiness is Form" and before anyone arrived we rushed to set up the space by chanting and art hanging.  We had art arrive from: Eric Holden, Caleb Storms, Sashia Agape, Denise Hames, Josh May, Keith Prossick, Rebecca Service, and Karen Thompson as well as some Junior artists. "Once all the art was hung, chants began to play in the background as the people began to arrive.  We had a great turnout and they were entertained by spoken word, dance, video, music, artists rants, fan dancing and the like.  We had performances by: Bill Coles, DeeDee Chmielewski, Alicia Cole, Shaun Ridgway, Nichille Frye and I"m sure more I am missing. "Bill read the Heart Sutra and engaged the whole crowd in joining him.  Alicia performed poems while gifting art to people, Shaun performed a passionate spoken word, Nichille danced with fans, and Deedee performed an amazing dance under a cloth to represent emptiness coming into form. "We were also treated by an amazing movie from Lolita Perdurabo that furthered both mood and theme. "Food was served, also a donation of love from Jim Hipple, Cathy Taylor and Lucy Bartash. "The event was an amazing success with amazing vibes and conversations.  Our next one will be in February with the theme of Unity. "Tau AHA"

"Emptiness is Form" film

This film was sent by our Fellow Stars Anton and Lola in Scotland. Camera and Editing by Anton Channing and Lolita Perdurabo Music by Anjey Satori" Edited using Open Shot on Linux Mint XFCE Visualisations produced using Project M and Clementine

 Here is what Tau Dositheos shared as part of his participation. Going with the theme of the event, which was "Emptiness is Form", he decided to recite the Heart Sutra, along with chanting the mantra that is part of that sutra. 

The mantra is "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha" which roughly translates to "go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment." The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom "

Tau Salix Alba's presentations in her own summary: 

Set 1 Among the Angelic Orders - Mirror Dance, Artemis Speaks to Aphrodite - Ideomancer, If Sappho Studied Egyptology - Abyss & Apex, Rice Grower: a song for Inari - Eternal Haunted Summer, River Song - Witches & Pagans #27, Papa Damballah - Eternal Haunted Summer, Tree Dreaming - forthcoming in Dark Mountain Book 5,

Set 2 River Stages - forthcoming in Looseleaf Tea, The Blessings of Flight - Foliate Oak, To Bits, Body and Bones - Punchnel's, Salamander - forthcoming in Mythic Delirium, The Lift Equation - Abyss & Apex, Where the Rabbits Run, Near the Shore - inkscrawl, Maud Gonne, After - Mythic Delirium #28, If anyone is interested in following her writing, they can find me here:

Among the artists displaying their Work were Tau Roger and (see above) Tau Salix Alba.

Slideshow of event -

An earlier event combining dance, art, talks and music -

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