creativity

Audio January 31, 2022

Zen Koans & Creative Process: A Conversation

David Weinstein, Jordan McConnell, Michael Hofmann

Zen koan meditation practice and creative process enhance each other. David Weinstein Roshi of Rockridge Meditation Center (Oakland), hosts a conversation with sumi artist and teacher Michael Hofmann and musician and luthier Jordan McConnell. Insights abound on creative process in music and in visual art when combined with koan practice.

75' 9"
Audio December 9, 2021

Where Do Songs Come From? A Musical Conversation

Jon Joseph, Jordan McConnell, Michael Wilding

Where do songs come from? “Maybe nowhere! They are just here, waiting for us to get out of the way and let them in.” Jordan McConnell and Michael Wilding converse about music, play riffs in response to each others’ inspirations, and then share their histories: how they found meditation and music, and how one practice influences the other. Hosted by Jon Joseph Roshi on November 29, 2021.

74' 18"
Audio September 10, 2021
77' 59"
Video February 8, 2020
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Audio January 29, 2020
42' 32"