Expressive Art & Non-expressive Meditation: A Rebirth & Renewal Workshop*

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  •  October 30, 2021
     2:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT

Held via Zoom
Sensei Mui & Charlotta Koppanyi
CEUs: 3

Recognizing that all beings are processes of becoming, the Buddha taught rebirth. To become something, there must be transformation, i.e., rebirth, which is fueled by cause and effect. How we transform depends on our ways of thinking. Habitual thinking leads to familiar results while creative thinking leads to new results. What we put in our mind determines how we think about and act upon our situations. Through unskillful living we fall into perpetual cycles of stress and suffering. Skillful transformation transcends our habitual cycles. Deliberate transformative actions of thought, speech and activity support an effortless life. Meditation practices, under a qualified instructor, are helpful to put this process of transformation into action by allowing us to deconstruct the box we’ve put ourselves in. When freedom is accessed, creativity becomes our method and guide to making life practical and artful.

The workshop includes meditation instructions and practice from Sensei Mui and use of artistic expression guided by Charlotta Koppanyi, MSc. A Jungian perspective will be utilized to help us find and explore our place in Samsara, the “Great Wandering” through life.

*Please have art supplies available to participate in the artistic part of the workshop (at minimum, have paper and pencil handy).

About the Instructors
After multiple tours of duty in Vietnam as a combat medic, Sensei Mui was ordained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk in the Forest Tradition practicing for ten years. He eventually took a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies (DBS) at the Pāli Institute in Sri Lanka, returning to the United States he was later awarded a PhD in psycholinguistics. During the past fifty years, Sensei has studied and been ordained in multiple Buddhist disciplines yet always filtering these teachings through the lens of the original teachings. Sensei acts as a Buddhist therapist utilizing meditation as a tool to foster emotional and cognitive well-being. He works with both individuals and groups in both private and corporate settings.

Charlotta Koppanyi holds an MS in Psychology and a BA in Contemporary Religion from Stockholm University and has studied Jungian psychology since the 90’s. In 1994-1995, she studied at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her master’s thesis discussed the hero myth in leadership roles and organizations, and she currently teaches art to seniors in Evanston and works for a non-profit organization.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.



This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
Further info will be provided after registration.