Residency Unlimited

Meet Over Lunch: Tandava meditation with Guadalupe García

The silence within the body contains the experience of the absolute. Photo credit: Michael Eure

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Guadalupe García will guide us through a session of Tandava meditative practice, also known as the ecstatic dance of Shiva from the Kashmir Shaivism tradition. Awareness about presence in the body and breathing are essential foundations for detoxifying our functions from habitual patterns based on limited beliefs about ourselves. The body contains all the information we have accumulated since we were born, or maybe even before birth. It is there where our beliefs are produced, based on memories of pleasure or pain, becoming habitual patterns which we identify as being us.

Tandava is a meditative dance based on the slowness and gentleness of movements in tune with breathing. It restores the capacity of the body to recognize its vibration and the space within itself. It dissolves the perception of the limits of the body, source of the idea of being separated from all that exists. One instant of experience of the absolute space is capable to restore the system of beliefs that keeps us identifying with repetitive patterns based on experiences of exclusion. When we discover that we are not, and we have never been, separated from totality, we experience the joy of absolute love.

If we realize that all that we have been looking for in the outer world is contained within ourselves, we recover our creative capacity to be a listener and a discoverer of our own beauty, which is the same as the beauty of the universe.


Guadalupe García is a art historian and curator from Mexico City, with a personal spiritual practice in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. She has held positions in Mexico City as curator and assistant director at Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and as Exhibition director at Museo Nacional de Arte. Currently based in Miami, she was a collections curator at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami. She is the founder of The ANT Project which explores the confluence between her experience as an arts practitioner and her ongoing meditative and spiritual practice. Based on the premise that it is necessary to look inside ourselves to find what we are usually searching for on the outside,  Garcia is creating a platform for an arts community which is capable of finding value within itself, functioning as a nurturing entity for its members in the creative process.

The Meet Over Lunch series is an ongoing invitation extended to local and visiting art practitioners to present their practice and projects over lunch to the RU community.

This program is supported by Beach64retreat in the Rockaway, Queens, New York.

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