Program Details

Social Presencing Theatre - Online

with Arawana Hayashi
January 24 / 9:00 AM - January 24 / 4:00 PM

Social Presencing Theater (SPT) is a series of practices developed by Arawana Hayashi and colleagues at the Presencing Institute. SPT is inspired and informed by the teachings of Shambhala Art and Mudra Theater. It enhances the application of the change process called, Theory U, practiced by many who are engaged in “ego-system to eco-system” change in organizations, communities and society.

It is an emerging art form, based on mindfulness and awareness in everyday life, that explores the creative potential of individuals and of groups.

Social Presencing Theater brings mindfulness, awareness, creative process, art, and body-based learning into organizational and social change efforts. It gives a person, team or organization information about patterns and relationships that are “stuck” in a system, and offers methods for creating open, sane systems. This is not “theater” in the conventional sense, but uses simple body postures and movements to dissolve limiting concepts, to communicate directly, to access intuition, and to make visible both where we are now and where we want to go.

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At the core of Theory U and Presencing is the hypothesis that the quality of our actions is a function of the quality of the awareness we bring to those actions. Social Presencing Theater gives practitioners an embodied experience of the U process — not as an intellectual exercise, but through the experience of making a “true move.”

The program will take place from 9am-12pm, and then after lunch from 1:30pm - 4pm EST.

Arawana Hayashi is an acharya (senior teacher) in Shambhala – a global network of meditation centers dedicated to applying mindfulness to “creating enlightened society.” She teaches both meditation and art based on bringing out the basic goodness of individuals, of relationships, and of society.

Note: Half of all program revenue will go directly to the teacher.  In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to offer a heart gift directly to the teacher.

Online Registration

Please register for this program by clicking on the "Register Now" button below.  Please register at least one hour in advance to allow for processing of your registration. Once you register, the Zoom link is sent out the day before or on the day of the program.

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