A full day of networking, workshops, and arts/ed co-mingling. Morning track with Sharon, a HOT Schools teacher with a vast knowledge and many tools to intigrate the arts in the class.
The afternoon was Korean instrumentalist, and I had the opportunity to take her meditative music class, and it was wonderful.
Amongst the plethora of ideas she introduced me to, was letting the instrument ring to its fullest. We felt the vibrations fade in our hands (ringing bowls, temple bells, rain stick, etc.). I can see why this does work in some inner-city schools to develop meditative behavior. We sang, played, listened. Very nice, and I have some tools for my Loving Kindness Group in New Britain.
A good day expanding my horizons.