Creativity and Compassion with Mitra Mark Power: Finding the mind of kindness in art and everyday perceptions. Saturday and Sunday, March 17/18, 2018



Join us for a weekend of meditation, presentation, reflection, and also enjoy creative exercises of body, mind, and emotion.

On Saturday we’ll include a visit to a local artist’s cooperative – making our practice interactive. Themes will include: meaning and purpose; “How is my life aligned with compassion?”; compassion for self and for “other”; sense-perception as a shortcut to compassion; and creativity as the heart of transformation.

Our exploration will continue Sunday with time to unpack our experiences, create visual representations, enjoy a dvd presentation, and to share our own creative enterprises.


Participants should bring a couple of magazines they find inspiring but don’t mind cutting up and a few crayons or coloured pencils (extras for those who forget are always appreciated). You may want a journal and pen. Also, please come prepared to walk a block or so from the Nalandabodhi center to a local gallery space on Saturday afternoon.

We will have a sangha dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday evening after the teaching. Participants will gather at the King’s Cafe at 6:30 pm to enjoy a meal together. Let us know if you plan to join the group.


Mark Power began his practice of the dharma in the late 1970s and has studied under the tutelage of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since 1993. Following two decades of work as a professional chaplain, Mark became a certified executive and life coach in 2014. He is also partner and chief development officer of Awareness Enabled Life Positioning, a personal and professional development company in China and North America. Mark currently serves as Dean of the Mitra Council of Nalandabodhi (Mitra is a term for senior teachers appointed by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche). He facilitates workshops emphasizing mindfulness, compassion and creativity in daily life—the Nalandabodhi Path of Mindful Activity. Mark lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with Marion, his wife of 35 years.


Join us at Nalandabodhi Toronto 174 Spadina Ave (at Queen), Suite 506

9:30 – 5:00 March 17 (Doors open at 9:00 for registration) and 

9:30 – 4:30 March 18 (Doors open for meditation practice at 9:30 and we ask that all participants be in place before Mitra Mark begins at 10:00)

The price for the weekend:

The cost of the weekend is $90-$150 sliding scale; select the amount that is commensurate with your circumstances. Financial resources should not be an impediment to practice, however. Please email the registrar, Barbara Leonard, to arrange your fee should the sliding scale prove a challenge.

PLEASE register in advance so we can plan accurately; email Barbara Leonard to register for the weekend.

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