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Hello,

I hope this location is the appropriate place for a brief comment on being Mindful of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Let us take time today and whenever we can to bring Mindful awareness to the special needs of Indigenous

Communities around the globe that face difficulties in extending their cultural heritage to next generations.

We are starting to see the truly universal message from these ancient practices that we all can benifit from.

May our collective efforts help support  their continued success and wellbeing.

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Hey @William - I just thought I'd share a link to this exhibit I went to last night. While I see from the member map you're on the other side of the ocean from me, the 'Homage to Humanity' exhibit was a really beautiful witnessing and honouring of indigenous cultures around the world, and is worth having a read about in any case.

Here it is! https://www.fotografiska.com/sto/en/exhibition/homage-to-humanity/

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Gillian, Thank you for sharing the Link and experience. The museum looks fantastic, and I will most certainly follow the artist featured in this exhibit. Hopefully, thru exhibits such as this and other efforts worldwide, Indigenous peoples of all kinds can not only maintain their rich cultures, but share their unique gifts with the rest of humanity. And in this broad, multi-directional sharing of cultures, promote peace thru an organic cross pollination of perspective and wisdom.

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@William - I had a feeling you'd like the look of it! I was impressed by all of the exhibits there (there were about 4 or 5). They were all very mindful of social/culture issues of our time, really provoking deep reflection and contemplation.

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Thank you agin for engaging in this discussion with me.

This has brought to mind how important all the arts are in the  promotion of social/cultural awareness. They seem to be a natural bridge that connects us, sometimes in ways that we can't explain.

I think I will explore thru Mindfulness this deep emotional connection I possess of the arts, and how they seem to quite naturally bring me to a place of calm inner peace and deep reflection. 

If anyone else might have thoughts on this please share, as I have not come across discussion on the use of song, dance, visual arts, and literature, to help build mindful awareness, although poetry is quoted often in many Dharma talks.

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Thank you Sean,

Yes I am quite familiar with his work, and have been able to see him perform twice in very intimate settings. Most recently, here in Ashland playing with longtime collaborator and percussionist Will Clipman.  I find their music a perfect compliment to Mindfulness meditation.  I will have to add Canyon Trilogy to our collection, as I am not familiar with that release. Awakening The Fire, and Dancing into Silence (with Clipman and William Eaton on harp guitar) are what we have on CD. 

With much gratitude,

William

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On 10/23/2019 at 6:01 PM, William said:

If anyone else might have thoughts on this please share, as I have not come across discussion on the use of song, dance, visual arts, and literature, to help build mindful awareness, although poetry is quoted often in many Dharma talks.

We've added a new General/Miscellaneous category, so I am going to start a topic related to this - how various arts help to enhance mindful awareness.

For my birthday this year my partner bought me two books of poetry by David Whyte, which are resonating with me on a very deep level. Highly recommended! Particularly 'The House of Belonging'.

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