The Mind’s Play: Meditation, Contemplative Art, and the Creative Life

with Lance Brunner

September 29th

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  • $55.00 Program Price
  • Or offer what you can afford
Room: Decatur


Sunday, September 29, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

Program price $55. Level I participants are invited to attend on a complimentary basis

The human mind is inherently creative-constantly trying to make sense of the world, both to survive and to thrive. This program is a playful exploration of contemplative arts and how creative play can inform our lives. This is a participatory and energizing program, including such activities as movement, vocal improvisation, storytelling, poetry and more. No experience necessary!  The program is open to anyone interested in exploring how mindfulness and awareness can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Lance Brunner Ph.D. is a gifted and much sought-after teacher, facilitator, and public speaker. He leads a variety of workshops and retreats focusing on creativity and leadership in North and South America, and Europe. As professor of Music History at the University of Kentucky (UK) from 1976 until recently retired, Lance received many awards and fellowships, including the Elliott Prize from the American Mediaeval Academy and the Notes Prize from the Music Library Association, as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, American-Scandinavian Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service. His career path, however, has led him to pursuits outside of music history.

He held a Kellogg National Fellowship from 1985-1988, a leadership program that also allowed him to research the role of music in human health and healing. He was co-founder of Music for Health Services Foundation in 1986 and he served as adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Louisville (1990-93), where he helped establish the Center for the Study of Music and Medicine. He is a founding member of UK’s Emerging Leader Institute (1989-2006) and has taught a seminar on creativity and business for MBAs at UK. He is a certified meditation instructor and senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.