Vidyadipa

Vidyadipa (Lesley Burr) discovered meditation whilst a student at Glasgow School of Art in 1982.

Her focus for many years was developing her artwork, searching for meaning and truth through image making.  Moving to the remote Shetland Isles in 1994 was to be an important step in becoming a Buddhist. Away from all things familiar it was an inspiring time setting up a new studio by the sea, making paintings touched by an elemental windswept landscape. 

 “Nature always has a way of helping me see more clearly, finding new themes or ideas and understanding more. I love sharing experiences with people, such as with teaching and to see how this can develop through creativity and awareness.”

Her paintings have an emotional sensitivity, even intensity, they are symbolic landscapes layered with colour, meaning and imagery that represent nature and world.

Vidyadipa lives in Argyll with her family where the West Coast seeps into the iconography of her work.

 

 

 

A Landscape of Colour: Painting and Meditation

Friday, 19 June 2020 to Friday, 26 June 2020 2020

The retreat offers a complementary mix of meditation, drawing and painting, exploring our creative response to nature, colour and landscape.  We will experiment with colour using a variety of simple water-based painting techniques, experimenting with realistic and abstract images. Over the week you can make a book or a collection of painting notes, inspired by the beauty and peace of the surrounding landscape.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

photography, painting and meditation

Friday, 28 October 2016 to Friday, 4 November 2016 2016

On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting. Combining this with meditation in a supportive environment we will learn the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. There will be less technical teaching than on the March photography retreat and no previous experience of photography or painting is necessary.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

photography, painting and meditation

Friday, 30 October 2015 to Friday, 6 November 2015 2015

On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting, within a supportive environment to learn and develop a meditation practice. There will be less technical teaching than on the April photography retreat, the emphasis is on the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. No experience of photography or painting is necessary. The teachers Amoghavira and Vidyadipa both share a passion for landscape through their respective mediums of photography and painting.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00