Saturday, April 13 at Bill Hutchins' straw bale house in Takoma Park, MD.
Are you interested in conscious living and sustainable design?
Do you want to live in your home connected to the forces of nature --
the wind, the sunlight and the rain?
Are you ready to explore your inner Home?
DWELL TO LIVE WORKSHOP
At Holly House (my home), as part of a small group.
EXPLORE HOME AS AN INTERNAL IMAGE
Your knowing of peace and wholeness - and how you can live into your Home in the ways you live in your physical home.
A SERIES OF MEDITATIVE/CREATIVE EXERCISES
The workshop has a simple format, centered on being guided through a series of creative/meditative explorations.
Take in a poetic image, sit with it, wait for a response and express that response through drawing or modeling clay. Don't worry, this is not supposed to be art - no one will be judged upon their ability to create art. It is a form of expression to be shared with the rest of the group for insights from group participants.
You will be encouraged to explore your life-giving impulses -
- what makes you thrive
- what makes you connect to a physical space, and
- how your home can embody these insights, under any budget!
Mary Oliver offers -
You only need to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
- Come explore the soft animal of your body; see how you can reveal the deeper life-giving impulses this quote can be a door into, that you can embody and live through in the making and living in your home.
- We all live for intimacy - even as it can be frightening - come see how you can provide places for intimacy. A safe refuge gives us confidence to engage with our loved ones more intimately.
- Engage in a body prayer, that conflates a tree with the curl of a wave - the meeting of the ocean’s mysterious life-force with the shore of our world - and then make a clay model of your response to this prayer, that gives you an image of the meeting of your body, the earth, and the heavens……. your physical house merged with your Home.
Join me for a day of opening to the relationship of your inner sense of Home with your physical home!
Saturday, March 16, 9am - 5pm.
Healthy snacks and lunch provided.
$150, although don’t let money keep you away. We can barter somehow.
At my home, which embodies this work - 7108 Holly Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Bill is a poet and an architect, who tells stories through space and form. He founded Helicon Works Architects, a unique architectural collaborative community, in 1989, based in Takoma Park, MD, where he also lives with his family.
Bill has learned DWELLING during this time — his personal unfolding has informed his architectural work, as it gave him the eyes to see DWELLING. Bill has also developed DWELLING by working with clients in the making of their homes.
The creating and building of his family’s home, completed in 2006, galvanized his understanding of DWELLING. His home is alive, playful, healing, with cozy spaces for intimate moments, and a luminous gathering room, where he and his wife share their home for many events.
The DWELLING book is a result of his explorations through spiritual texts, meditation, poetry, being in nature, dance and playing with his daughter.
Bill is also the Board President of a Nepalese foundation - www.KRMEF.org. In his role there he is helping to bring sustainable practices to the foundation’s village just south of Kathmandu. This community is another family for Bill.
To get in touch with Bill for a tour of his home, information on workshops, talking engagements or general questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also engage with Bill through our Facebook community.
JIAN BIN GAO
The poetics and the attempt to get to people's underlying assumptions and life and how they live; it is powerful and potentially game-changing.
For architecture, the questions of what do we need to feel joy and contribute to the planet seem most critical. I believe Bill challenges architects to ask very difficult questions of themselves in this book.
There is limited capacity at Bill's house!
7108 Holly Avenue, Takoma Park, MD - Takoma Park Metro station - Bill's house is a 5 minute walk
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LEARN TO CREATE SOUL NURTURING SPACES IN YOUR HOME
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