If Buddha were a designer, how would he teach in the digital age? Probably using infographics and practical exercises to teach his path to permanent happiness.
The most well-known and effective method he taught was formal sitting meditation practice. However, not everyone during his time could devote all their time meditating in forests or caves! So he provided other alternatives based on his students’ individual personalities and lifestyles. He taught three main paths to attain ‘enlightenment’.
The third path is called Vajrayana, the tantric or mystic path of Buddhism, which harnesses one’s sexual energy to transform one’s pain and suffering into wisdom.
Everyone is innately creative. You were born from the sexual energy of your parents and also possess this ability to create new life. This ‘sexual energy’ is the same life force ‘artists’ channel to transform their pain into something beautiful. If properly understood and harnessed, it can also transform your life.
Art in tantra is a means to practice mindfulness and compassion towards yourself and others. This class will cover a basic overview of Buddhism and its main paths. We’ll do fun, creative exercises to practice mindfulness through art-making designed to uncover aspects of yourself, including your life’s purpose.
The aim of this class is to practice mindfulness in a fun way and how creativity can unlock your full potential as a human being. The ‘artistic’ outcome is unimportant, so don’t be scared.
- A basic overview of Buddhism and mindfulness presented in simple language and infographics.
- How 'creative mindfulness' can help you to be happier
- Fun, creative exercises to uncover your childhood dream - the seed of your happiness and life purpose.
- Nope, just yourself!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.