Breathe: Veterans Art and Wellness Workshop I
Sat Mar 25 2017 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Breathe: Veterans Art and Wellness Workshop I @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

In its second year, the Breathe program at the Crow Collection of Asian Art invites local veterans to take part in five free weekend workshops. The galleries and works of art at the Crow Collection provide a tranquil environment for reflection and discovery. During these workshops, participants will be introduced to the calming and strengthening effects of Qigong and encouraged to express themselves through art observation, writing, and art-making.

The Crow Collection is proud to partner with SimplyAware offer quality Qigong training. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practice of Qigong improves breathing, posture, and mental focus.  Lunch will be provided for all participants. Register in advance to receive a free Breathe T-shirt at the end of the first workshop you attend! To celebrate their participation, veterans who attend four out of the five workshops will receive a custom Challenge Coin at the completion of the program!

The March workshop will include:

  • Gallery Discussion
  • Tibetan Healing Bowls Session
  • Introduction to the practice of Qigong
  • The art of making traditional mulberry paper

For parking instructions, click here. Upon arrival please check in at the front desk of the museum. 

Questions? Please email Shoshana McIntosh at

Breathe is made possible through the generous support of NorthPark Center. 

Trunk Show | Kessler Craftsman
Sat Mar 25 2017 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Trunk Show | Kessler Craftsman @ The Lotus Shop

Over the last 20 years, the Asian philosophies of minimalism, Feng shui and wabi sabi, along with the artistry of Japanese wood block prints, ceramics and textiles have inspired and informed Larry Pile’s furniture making and his kilnformed glass media.

Pile of Kessler Craftsman has worked with kiln-formed glass since 2000. His works are imbued with immense texture and bright color. Shop this one-of-a-kind collection featuring tableware, jewelry, and sculptural forms.

Wellness Series | Painting Enlightenment: The Art and Science of the Heart Sutra with Dr. Paula Arai
Sat Mar 25 2017 12:45 pm — 4:45 pm
Wellness Series | Painting Enlightenment: The Art and Science of the Heart Sutra with Dr. Paula Arai @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Japanese biologist and visionary artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) painted the harmony he discovered between scientific and Buddhist views of reality.

Expressing the interdependent, impermanent, and empty nature of phenomena, he shaped the words of the Heart Sutra––a scripture prized for its concise expression of wisdom and compassion––into imagery drawn from ephemeral beauties of nature, Buddhist culture, and telescopic wonders. Enjoy a lecture by a curator of the exhibition, Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002), Dr. Paula Arai, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. Come early or stay late for the Brushing the Heart Mini Workshop, where you can practice Japanese calligraphy and learn how to write the character for heart.

  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Brushing the Heart Mini Workshop + 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture


  • 3:45 – 4:45 pm Brushing the Heart Mini Workshop 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture


Public Program | Compassion Now
Sun Mar 26 2017 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Public Program | Compassion Now @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Crow Collection of Asian Art opens its doors for contemplative reflection. Sundays in February and March, join us anytime between noon and 6:00 PM.  This is not a guided meditation class but rather the opportunity to take some time out of your day to sit, to be still, to be quiet. Meditation mats are provided.

All are welcome in this space.
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Wellness Series | Tea and Conversation with Susan Bauer-Wu and Ven Geshe Lhakdor
Sun Mar 26 2017 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


Join Executive Director, Amy Lewis Hofland, for an afternoon tea and talk with Susan Bauer-Wu, President of the Mind & Life Institute, and Ven Geshe Lhakdor, Director of the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives and former translator and assistant to the Dalai Lama.

This moderated discussion will focus on mindfulness and compassion and how these practices are relevant today.

Wellness Series | Compassion and the Alphabet of the Heart with Dr. James Doty
Sat Apr 08 2017 11:30 am — 1:30 pm
Wellness Series | Compassion and the Alphabet of the Heart with Dr. James Doty @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Dr. James R. Doty is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University,

and the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, of which the Dalai Lama was the founding benefactor.

Join the Crow Collection of Asian Art and board members of Compassionate DFW for a lunch time lecture and Q & A with Dr. Doty. As the Director of CCARE, Dr. Doty has spearheaded many research projects on compassion and altruism, and their relationship to the brain.

He is also an inventor and philanthropist, sitting on the board of a number of charities, including the Charter for Compassion International, Friends of New Orleans (FONO), and the Dalai Lama Foundation, of which he is chairman. In his memoir, Into the Magic Shop, Dr. Doty uses his personal experience and cutting-edge science to reveal how we can change our lives and the lives of our children by changing our brains and our hearts. Lunches are available for pre-order.

Online ticket sales and box lunch pre-order ends Monday, April 3 at midnight. 


Each wrap boxed lunch is $12.00 served with Summer Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Corn, and Basil, Chips and a Bottle of water.

Cali Wrap
Roasted Turkey, Cheddar Cheese, Avocado, Sprouts, Lettuce, and Tomatoes Provolone Cheese, Dijon Mayonnaise Dressing

Grilled Mediterranean Veggie Wrap
Grilled Marinated Vegetables, Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese Crumbles, Sundried Tomato Dressing

Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap
Marinated Grilled Chicken Strips, Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese Traditional Caesar Dressing