The Zen of Seeing

At the invitation of Raymond and Blanca of Otro Elements, Marie-José, did a drawing workshop on “The Zen of Seeing” during the Break Week of Otro Elements in July 2014. A dozen of youngsters participated at this Break Week allowing themselves “a comma in time”  to reflect together on questions of meaning. All this in a magical place at the foot of  the famous Monte Rosa in the Italian Alps.

The Zen of Seeing is a kind of meditation in which participants draw the thing in front of them and forget the rest. To become one with that which is, was and will be. Everyone was looking for a nice spot around the Tipi in the middle of the beautiful mountain scenery and quietly started to work. After two drawing sessions we shared the results and discussed with each other what we had experienced during the meditation. Then very special stories popped up.