The New Kadampa Tradition is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist meditation centers that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
In Taos, New Mexico, a new non-profit educational institute offers workshops that combine creative expression with human consciousness. The Creativity and Consciousness Institute (CCI), founded by Tricycle contributor, author, and Zen practitioner Sean Murphy, seeks to promote problem solving through its courses, encouraging participants to bring creative thinking and consciousness to current and future global crises. The Institute, in tandem with the University of New Mexico-Taos, will offer workshops in everything from social sciences and creative arts, to mindfulness practices and environmental/ecological preservation. Designed for artists, activists, and those seeking spirituality, CCI workshops draw on the rich culture of Taos, incorporating local arts and science practices into class themes. Ranging in length from 2 to 10 days, this summer's workshops include Sacred Activism, Reading and Writing with Taos Authors, Meditation for Yogis, and Conscious Relationship, among many others.
To learn more about the Creativity and Consciousness Institute and future workshops visit their website here. Subscribe to Tricycle magazine to read CCI President and Founder Sean Murphy's column in the upcoming Fall 2009 issue by clicking here.