Face to Face: Art Practice Portraits, with Hojin Osho

Northeast USA  

June 13, 2014toJune 15, 2014

Zen Mountain Monastery

What is a face? When we look in the mirror, what do we see? Human faces fill our lives: we recognize each other by our faces and express our every emotion through them, but how many of us have truly plumbed the mystery of a face?

In this retreat, working with drawing materials and watercolors, we will move deeply into seeing faces, going beyond our usual critique and superficial observations. We’ll let ourselves fall in love with the crevasses, wrinkles, and creases that life has etched into our skin. Deep study of our own face and the faces of others can cultivate our sense of amazement and give us a way to enter the mystery of who we are.

This is a courageous practice. Whether we are the one being studied, or carefully scrutinizing another, we will find challenges. It is a practice to take an unadorned, raw look at our mind and how we perceive self and others. Can we attend to our human faces with care and wonder?

If you have a small hand mirror, please bring it.

About the Instructor: Jody Hojin Kimmel, Osho, received the priestly transmission (the transmission of the Precepts) from Daido Roshi, who began the process in 2009, and from Shugen Sensei, who completed the transmission in 2012. She is the Monastery’s training coordinator. She has taught drawing, ceramics, and painting, and continues to teach on the creative process within the Mountains and Rivers Order. She has been in full-time residential training at the Monastery since 1990.

Cost: $300 (MRO Students: $250)

For more information, or to register:
Face to Face, with Hojin Osho
Zen Mountain Monastery
871 Plank Road • PO Box 197
Mount Tremper, NY 12457
(845) 688-2228 • registrar@mro.org