Friday, February 13, 2009

Community Sculpture

One of the things I love that happens at our retreats is the creation of a community sculpture. Over the years, this has taken a wide variety of shapes, from cedar twigs to hand painted silk scarves. We start with nothing but the raw materials and over the course of 48 hours, we build a whole piece which holds the creativity of every woman who attends. On Sunday morning, much like a Buddhist mandala, the sculpture is dismantled. Each woman takes home a piece, imbued with the energy and strength of the experience of the past two days and the blessing of the community to sustain her in the days going forward.


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