In Praise of the Void

Nomadic pop-up Healing Space

YogArt

As part of the exhibition “The Possible” at The Berkeley Art Museum, artists Oliver Halsman Rosenberg and Drew Bennet will lead an en plain air yoga art field trip into the Berkeley hills, Saturday April 5th, leaving from the museum at 5pm.

Join us for a body meets landscape creative experience. Bring your drawing pad and yoga clothes for some outdoor stretching and sketching. Participate as an artist (landscape studies, or figure studies), or as a yoga practitioner (letting people sketch you in asana poses), or both. Lets enjoy the day and the prana of celebrating life and capturing its natural beauty.

(pix to come)

SPECIAL EVENT Wednesday March 26th 11am-12pm

In Praise of The Void presents:
Sonic Attunement Sound Bath at the Foot of a 14th-Century Buddha.
Wednesday, March 26, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
bampfa.berkeley.edu
Included with admission
 
 
Join us this Wednesday for a very special offering of healing vibrations at the UC
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
 
Artist Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, as a part of The Possible exhibition, will be
giving a short talk on sound theory and meditation techniques, and offering a
sound bath to visitors. This will take place at the foot of a fourteenth-century
Tibetan Shakyamuni Buddha sculpture currently on view in the BAM/PFA
exhibition Deities, Demons, and Teachers of Tibet, Nepal, and India.
 
According to Buddhist lore, the sound bowl (also known as the “Tibetan Singing
Bowl”) was a tool used by the Buddha to teach the dharma. The bowl is empty,
yet when struck, vibrations emerge from the void. The original stillness and
silence is full of all possibilities. This silence exists with in us all, and the
vibrations of the singing bowls are a tool to help us journey into this inner space.
Typically sound baths leave one deeply rested, restored, and rejuvenated.
 
This is not a performance, it is a lay-down concert. Please bring a personal yoga
mat if you have one.
 
Oliver Halsman Rosenberg is an artist interested in the intersection of science,
art, and spirit. He works with vibrations as a visual theme, metaphoric theme, and
as direct experience. In Praise of the Void is the name of the nomadic healing
project he activates in spaces all over the world.

All attendees will receive a Spherism Manifesto print made in the print lab of The Possible exhibition, BAM/PFA.

NYC NOV

Back in New York in November for some art related projects. 

While I’m in town I will facilitate sound journeys:

*November 12th, Soho House NYC. Reserve now. Limited space.

*November 16th, 7pm  (5Rhythms “stillness” set, Jivamukti Yoga School, 841 Broadway, 2nd floor

Berlin MettAttunement

Mettattunement

An hour long workshop using breath work (pranayama), postures (yoga), and sound concentration (dharana) to help you tune in to your inner stillness.  Led by Eliza Bishop and Oliver Halsman Rosenberg.

Using a combination of heart opening yoga and Tibetan singing bowls, Eliza and Oliver will facilitate 25 minutes of asanas to align,  prepare, and open the body, mind, and spirit for a 35 minute relaxing and rejuvinating sound bowl journey, taking you into subtle states of being. 

Eliza Bishop is a certified Iyengar yogini, poetess, and cosmic traveller. She studies with the Iyengar family and Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in India regularly. She has done many meditation retreats, and is indescribably grateful to His Holiness Sakya Trizin for his profound Root Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.  

Oliver Halsman Rosenberg is a multidisciplinary artist who works with concepts of sound and vibration. He runs a nomadic pop up healing space project called “In Praise of the Void”, and has led sound meditations in NYC, Paris, Tulum, and Berlin. 

 

OCTOBER 6th, 5:45-7pm                                                                  

-OSHO Studio Schlesische Str 38, / 2. Hof 10997 Kreuzberg

10-20 euro suggested donation

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OCTOBER 27th, Noon                                                                                

-SOHO HOUSE Berlin

 Free for members

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 OCTOBER 29th, 9pm

-Kreuzkolln Collective Yoga

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NOVEMBER 4th, 9pm

-Kreuzkolln Collective Yoga

(solo lecture and sound bowl journey)

UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY 7 -Sacred sound Performance @ PEX Festival, MD

JULY 10 -Psychonaut Sound Journey for Creative Minds @ Soho House, NYC

AUG-OCT -BERLIN Residency (details to come)

TULUM

We’ll be in TULUM for a few weeks at the Pop-Up Ashram project. I’ll be available for body art (temporary and permanent), and working with my sound bowls as well. Djamilla will also be holding her Sacred Movement dance classes.

PIX FROM THE EVENT:

Working with Mayan Wisdom keeper Don Miguel Angel Vergara who was doing a beautiful guided meditation on gratitude and the body while I played the singing bowls.

Me and Kundalini yogi Harijiwan before a yoga class, where I played the singing bowls during shivasana.

Body painting on Mr. Positive, EuGene from Naam Yoga Miami.