0240 Cabaret of Sences AMindfulParty v6 2

 

Ana Lima, Chair of the Alder  Bridge School PTFA reports:

The Cabaret of the Senses was conceived as a way for people to find opportunities in your day-to-day life to be aware, present and happy. Our senses allow us to connect on a different level and intensity. In sensorial experiences, we exercise our essence and our beliefs in a very intimate and truthful manner. Our guests participated in a 4 hour flow of guided meditation, non-verbal encounters, blind tasting, sound Installation, live music, vocal workshop, aromatherapy, arts performance and dance meditation

The event received many contributions and contributors (over 15 families of the school participated and 5 major business have partnered in this effort: Said Business School, Ikea, Daisies, Baxter Storey, Tara Brach and Greg Williams.  It was a collective creation which would not have been possible without the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner and the very hard work and love of all of those with us who also believe that the world can be a better, kinder and more truthful place. To create an atmosphere that reflected the values of Alder Bridge, we had pictures of the children from the school hanging up the walls, Steiner verses and we also had a nature table.
We had wonderful feedbacks. People were all very touched and happy with it. Please see one of them bellow:

“What a lovely event. My favourite part was the nonverbal communication (how often do you get to stare at a stranger for a full minute while also touching their heart?) and the blind tasting (Steve outdid himself compared to the already amazing meals he makes at SBS). I admire all the prep that went into this, from the decorations to the little briefing cards, the posters, the perfume, and the brochures. What I liked best was the people; a very different crowd from the types of people I see at the business school every day. Congrats on organising such an amazing event with such a low budget.”, Rares Panfil, MBA student

We sold 85 tickets and hosted 75 guests in the beautiful skyline of the Pyramid Room at Said Business School, Oxford University.

 

See images of the event here.

This was our closing poem, people liked it very much:

Hokusai Says by Roger Keyes

 

Hokusai says Look carefully. 

He says pay attention, notice. 

He says keep looking, stay curious. 

He says there is no end to seeing. 

He says Look Forward to getting old.

He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are.

He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it’s interesting.

He says keep doing what you love.

He says keep praying.

He says every one of us is a child, every one of us is ancient, every one of us has a body.

He says every one of us is frightened.

He says every one of us has to find a way to live with fear.

He says everything is alive –shells, buildings, people, fish,mountains, trees.

Wood is alive.

Water is alive.

Everything has its own life.

Everything lives inside us.

He says live with the world inside you.

He says it doesn’t matter if you draw, or write books.

It doesn’t matter if you saw wood, or catch fish.

It doesn’t matter if you sit at home and stare at the ants on your verandah

or the shadows of the trees and grasses in your garden.

It matters that you care.

It matters that you feel.

It matters that you notice.

It matters that life lives through you.

Contentment is Life living through you.

Joy is life living through you.

Satisfaction and strength is life living through you.

Peace is life living through you.

He says don’t be afraid.

Don’t be afraid.

Look, feel, let life take you by the hand.

Let life live through you.