Latest news from Imagine Clarity
July 20th, 2018
Creative Journey with Maria João Pires is an innovative new program for pianists and music lovers.
In the intimate setting of her beautiful country retreat Maria João Pires exchanges with her students and friends. In Creative Journey you can discover her insights on the technical aspects of music, the nuances of interpretation, the role of the artist in society and the potential that music offers for a meaningful and compassionate life. Creative Journey is a must for pianists and of great interest for all lovers of classical music.
The initial Creative Journey release is now available for you to discover at imagineclarity.com/music. The first part, Music and Ethical Life, in which Maria shares her vision of life and her values, is available free to all Imagine Clarity meditation subscribers.
July 7th, 2018
Please note that the meditation in Arles on July 29th will be at 9:00 AM as originally planned and not 9:30. Ticketing is now open here.
Meditation for All with Charles Hastings and Imagine Clarity will be a group meditation, open to everyone. We see this as a beautiful moment of solidarity and sharing. Non-meditators can learn how to meditate in a simple and accessible way. We encourage all members of our community for whom it is not too far to come along with friends.
Meditation will take place in the bamboo pavilion, surrounded by Matthieu’s photos of the Himalayas. The innovative design of this extraordinary space means that we will keep cool without air conditioning! It is important to book in advance because space is limited.
Let us know if you would like to come (and if you need translation in English). We are looking forward to meeting you.
July 6th, 2018
Music and meditation evenings with Maria João Pires and Matthieu Richard on July 28th and 29th at 8:30 PM in the Théâtre Antique, a Roman amphitheater dating from 12 BC. Maria João Pires will play a selection of preludes and fugues from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier and Matthieu will share his reflections and meditations. The Art of the Fugue and the Art of Meditation is a meeting of two worlds promises to be an unforgettable event. We note that both Maria João Pires and Matthieu are now limiting their public appearances, and this is an exceptional opportunity to see and hear them both together.
For more info and tickets: CONTEMPLATION is an event combining art and spirituality through photography, architecture, music and meditation.
July 5th, 2018
The beautiful ancient city of Arles in France hosts a major photography festival every year. From July 2nd to September 23rd, the CONTEMPLATION event will showcase a series of Matthieu Ricard’s photos in extra-large black and white format in a vast meditative space, a 1000 m² monumental bamboo structure on the banks of the Rhône designed by the architect Simón Vélez. You will recognize some of these beautiful images from the Imagine Clarity app. Printed on huge sheets of traditional Japanese Awagami paper, in such an evocative setting, their presence is truly remarkable.
“Matthieu’s camera and his spiritual life are one, and from this spring these fleeting and eternal images.”
June 25th, 2018
Now available: Everyday Meditations is a series of simple 15- and 30-minute practices to come back to day after day, based on Charles’ Foundation course. Repeating the same practice every day is the time-honored way to build confidence and develop stability. View course.
June 20th, 2018
Upcoming: The ability to sustain close mindfulness is a learned skill that offers profound benefits in all situations. In this last installment of the Insights Through Mindfulness course, we stabilize our awareness against habitual reactions, examine mental phenomena nakedly, sharpen our perceptions without becoming attached and ultimately, see all phenomena just as they are. Available end of July 2018.
June 19th, 2018
Upcoming: Charles’s new series for meditation, reflection, and training the mind, entitled Knowing yourself to know the world, invites us to explore areas of our daily experience which ordinarily we might reject or not notice. A clearer understanding of our own subjective experience naturally transforms our relationships with others and our vision of the world. Available August 2018.