By Travis Newbill Master artist Cynthia Moku has contributed to, and drawn much inspiration from various Buddhist Stupas. In her recent exhibit Pilgrimage: A Dakini Map (on display until April 25 at Naropa University’s Nalanda Gallery, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado) she presents close to two decades worth of artwork reflecting her mystical experience and insights. Recently, she took some time to share a bit about this project and her journey. Please enjoy our interview below. Also: in May, Cynthia will be co-leading two programs at Shambhala Mountain Center along with Acharya Dale Asrael: Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of the Emotions, May 21-25 Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence, May 13-17
By Travis Newbill Habitually, when intense emotion arises — in our body, mind — we squirm, fidget, and ignore as best we can. Another approach — which Acharya Dale Asrael is quite keen on and skillful in presenting — is to actually… feel it. If we can open and fully experience our emotions, the wakeful, creative potential of the energy is unleashed. Of course, this is a huge topic, and a great path. Recently, Acharya Asrael took some time to have some initial discussion. And, in May, she’ll be offering a deeper exploration as she co-leads Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of the Emotions, which is one of two consecutive “long-weekend” programs that she’ll be leading along with master artist Cynthia Moku — the other being Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence. Please click below to hear Acharya’s profound wisdom and clarity on this ever-relevant topic. And, if you’d like to download the audio, click here and find the “Download” button.