Improv and mindfulness may appear at odds from the outside. Improv conjures up images of liveliness and movement. Mindfulness, on the other hand, evokes peace and stillness. From a practitioner’s inside-out perspective, however, the two practices have profound similarities in cultivating paying attention to the present moment experience with openness, curiosity, acceptance, and non-egoic kindness. Improv is an excellent sandbox for learning to see our judgments, as well as exploring identity and the self. As a form of relational mindfulness, improv can be a bridge to taking our practice off the cushion and into daily life. Both practices synergistically lead to more ease, joy, and freedom in our lives, as we stop taking our selves and not-selves too seriously.
March 31, 2018. 10:00am - 4:30pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center.