Mind This! Workshop on Mindfulness & the Art Encounter


Feb. 10, 2018, 10am to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

Marjorie Barrick Museum
Untitled #11 art from the series "MATTERS OF THE BRAIN"


With Matthew Brensilver and featuring Claudia Keelan, Maile Chapman, Erica Vital-Lazare & the Writers of Neon Lit.

How do the skills of the mindfulness tradition resonate with the attention that shapes openness to art? In this workshop and discussion—interspersed with original work from literary writers and encounters of works of visual art on display at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art—we'll investigate this fruitful intersection. This day-long workshop is both a meditation retreat and a retreat into the sanctuary of the visual and literary arts.

Please wear comfortable clothes and feel free to bring whatever will facilitate extended periods of sitting, whether mats or cushions. We will break for lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. You’re encouraged to pack a lunch so that you can remain with the community and in repose during the break.

About Matthew Brensilver:

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, a former Buddhist chaplain at the University of Southern California, teaches the intersection of mindfulness and mental health at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center and with Mindful Schools. Matthew offers workshops, classes, and retreats at Spirit Rock, the Insight Retreat Center, and elsewhere. An academic researcher on addiction treatment at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, he is an emerging authority on the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science.

Image: Linda Alterwitz, "Untitled #11" from the series "MATTERS OF THE BRAIN" project ONCE OCEAN. UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection, Gift of the artist. Included in "Plural" opening on February 9th.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Black Mountain Institute

External Sponsor

Co-sponsored by the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute and UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art