Dec 20, 2019, 12PM–1PM

Mindfulness at the Museum with Hariprasad Kowtha

Hariprasad Kowtha

For this session we will consider collective liberation, a concept embodied through the artwork, zines, and other forms of activism present in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified. Hariprasad will lead participants through a combination of walking and seated meditation for approximately 20 – 30 minutes. The session continues with a moment of reflection, providing you with an opportunity to learn more about the individuals you have taken this journey with, and how your collective experiences relate to the art. The instructor provides closure by offering a brief meditation and encouragement to the group, asking participants to consider how their liberation exists in the collective when we are mindful.

Participation is free and open to all. Prior meditation experience and special clothing is not required.


Hariprasad Kowtha hails from the Southwestern United States. He has been practicing Eastern spirituality all his life, and began a physical mindfulness practice by age eleven. Hariprasad teaches hatha yoga at community centers and yoga studios in West Philadelphia. He welcomes everyone to his classes, regardless of experience or ability. He bases all his practices on collective liberation, believing that mindfulness is foundational to self-determination.

Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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