Introduction to Engaged Dharma Theater

A workshop at the crossroads of Engaged Buddhism,
Participatory theater, and Imaginal Practice.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street
Suggested donation $20
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Participants will be gently guided into their bodies, hearts, and imaginations, using the ancient technologies of theater and play. Participants will find nourishment for their personal practice and explore together how this can be brought into compassionate action in the world.

Workshop will include a range of different practices including games, exercises, sitting practice, dialogue in pairs and with the whole group.

Suitable for beginners to experienced practitioners. No acting or theater experienced needed!

Led by Lauren Elliot and Derek RoguskiDerek and Lauren
Lauren Elliott has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the Insight tradition for 10 years. During this time, she has logged over a year of silent meditation retreats. In the past few years, she has fallen in love with the Soulmaking teachings from Buddhist teachers Catherine McGee and Rob Burbea and is excited to share this approach to the dharma with others.

Derek Roguski has been practicing Buddhist meditation¬† in both Zen and Insight traditions for 10 years. In this time he has also been a student and facilitator of Theatre of the Oppressed. Over the past year his passion for collective liberation on all levels has driven him to weave these traditions together, exploring what a Dharma Theater might open into. He is also a dedicated student of Catherine McGee and Rob Burbea’s Soulmaking Dharma.