Art, Contemplation and Wellness Initiative Kicks off at OpenGrounds

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In partnership with The Phillips Collection, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Contemplative Sciences Center, OpenGrounds is kicking off a series of events that last through early 2015, revolving around the theme of “Art, Contemplation and Wellness”.

The partners involved in the events strongly feel that incorporating this theme into the  community could result in improvements in quality of life for both students and others in the area. It goes without saying that the world we live in is as competitive as it ever was, and research shows that stress is the main underlying cause many diseases and disorders.

One way to remedy stress is to express one’s inner character and personality in activities that are meaningful and combine different disciplines. The intersection of Art, Contemplation and Wellness has the potential to inspire and educate those who participate into being more considerate, thoughtful individuals.

Art means realizing that creativity and making are an innate part of our nature. Contemplation means acknowledging that our lives are finite, and our bodies are frail, and being aware of the present. Wellness means taking care of our body and soul.

While these three elements are a part of most people’s lives, many do not recognize and use them regularly. This series of events is meant to expose people to the fruitful intersection through a variety of activities. Please refer to the schedule below for more details.

We look forward to seeing you.

Art, Contemplation and Wellness Schedule (pdf)


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