April – June 2016
Through the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s Artist Residency Program with Jay Shinn, twelve high school students from across Dallas explored works of art at the museum, learned about the neon art making process, and collaborated to create new works of art inspired by the museum’s Collection.
- Article by Art & Seek: The Crow Lights Up Teens’ Lives
You can’t judge a book by its cover! We’ll put this age-old adage to the test in our newest exhibition, Protecting Wisdom: Tibetan Book Covers from the MacLean Collection. Any and all bookworms are welcome to create their own books, including designing the book covers, making the paper, and binding the books.
The Crow Collection’s Asia Connect program explored the concept of home with students at Heart House, a nonprofit that provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children. Join us for an exhibition of the students’ works of art and a celebration of their accomplishments.
Under the guidance of certified meditation instructor, Michael LaValle, discover the art of mindfulness: deliberately paying attention to present experiences with an open heart and non-judgmental curiosity.
A growing amount of research continues to show that mindfulness practices enhance concentration, clarity, insight, and resilience to life challenges, in addition to reducing stress and improving sense of well-being. Mindfulness exercises also help people cultivate compassion for others while expanding their capacity for gratitude and joy.
Mindfulness meditation is non-religious and open to both beginner and advanced practitioners. Please dress comfortably. Chairs and cushions are supplied.
Michael LaValle, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and meditation teacher in Dallas. He specializes in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of depression, anxiety, attachment wounds, and trauma. He offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses based on the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness. He is a meditation teacher certified by the Oasis Institute/Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Learn more at www.drmichaellavalle.com
Qigong (pronounced Chee Gung) is sometimes described as being “The Soul of Tai Chi.” Its origins dating back over 4500 years, Qigong is considered one of the deepest roots of traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts.
Humans are a combination of physical, mental and emotional connections which interact and affect each other during every moment of every day. When one connection is out of balance, the other two are often disrupted as well. For example, try sleeping when your mind is racing, concentrating on a task when you are in significant pain or keeping your body relaxed when you are angry. Learning to understand these internal relationships and how to bring them back into a state of balance is truly the heart of our Training Mindfully with Qigong Principles™ program.
Students of Qigong begin by training an easy to learn collection of movements (forms) which can be performed seated or standing. Each form is repeated slowly, with a natural breathing cycle, allowing time to create meaningful internal connections before moving on to the next form.
Join Sifu Chris Bouguyon in an exploration of self, through Qigong.
Tapping into and raising your inner energy can significantly help improve your quality of life on multiple levels, reducing stress and increasing physical, mental, and emotional health and balance.
Sahaja Meditation makes it easy to be “in the state of meditation,” rather than “doing meditation.” Think of it as purified attention in which, the mind is calmed and gradually emptied of all distractions and negative thoughts and feelings.
You will feel calmer, more relaxed, and less stressed. Come see for yourself.