Monthly Contemplative Dance Practice

June 2nd—December 1st

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    $5-$10 donation is suggested per session

    Contemplative Dance Practice is training for personal and group awareness of body/mind through a simple form that alternates sitting meditation with self-directed body movement in space. Participants are invited to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and go barefoot.

    New as of August 2019:  Practice format will be slightly different each time, all participants are asked to arrive by 3pm.

    If you wish to attend, please RSVP to [email protected]Registering with the Center using the button below is optional. 

    More about CDP:  Contemplative Dance Practice provides opportunities to deepen spiritual disciplines, develop awareness of inner and outer bodymind rhythms, and participate in the social and political dynamics of an ensemble system. The practice was developed by Barbara Dilley, who has practiced and studied meditation in the Shambhala tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche for more than 40 years. Dilley performed with both the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (1963–68) and Grand Union, a dance/theater collaboration that extended the definitions of the art of improvisation (1969–76). Since 1974, Dilley has taught at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, first designing the Dance/Movement Studies Program, and then serving as president (1985–93).

    More about the Philadelphia practice group:  Barbara Dilley initiated the Philadelphia Contemplative Dance Practice group with a workshop in January 2011 at the invitation of Lisa Kraus and Jude Robison, both dancers, meditators and students of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The group has continued to meet monthly since that time. The practice is currently facilitated by Jude Robison and dance/artist Asimina Chremos.