Death and Art in Everyday Life


Photo: Christine Alicino

ubungen’s  Death and Art  sources the view of Buddhist teachings on death and dying as a way to pay closer attention to the realities of  impermanence and change in our lives. Death and Art emphasizes a creative learning process that holds death as a common, shared experience, as opposed to a shocking, near unbelievable occurrence.
Through Death and Art ubungen works with select texts in a contemplative environment, mixing view and meditation, while creating a supportive container for  participants to reflect on their individual experience with death and loss.
Core to Death and Art is the notion of “bardo” – the space between or gap which is cultivated through the practice of meditation. Death and Art also features structured movement improvisations that serve to embody and seal the learning process.