Marilyn Freeman

Media Artist ~ Writer ~ Queer ~ Contemplative

Cinema Divina March 6, 2022 “Rest”

Contemplative & social art practice with M Freeman

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Participate from wherever you area….

Who has time to rest? And what does it mean, to rest? How do we actually do it? These questions are inspired by the wisdom of beloved Zen teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. In How to Relax, he writes, “…if you’re rested and relaxed, all living beings will profit from your energy. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”

Our most basic peace work! Yet, for many of us, even for the sake of peace, stopping is hard, stillness is harder, and resting without checking out is some kind of mystical art. This session offers a cinematic meditation on the paradox that to rest is a kind of work. 

M will guide participants through a contemplative screening process with a short film made for this session, entitled, Rest. Participants will be invited into reverent silences, writing, sharing and spacious listening.

Register here for Rest!

All are welcome — beginners and long-time contemplative practitioners. No prior experience necessary.