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In this workshop we will honor the art of Kintsugi as a metaphor for what brokenness lives in ourselves, our world and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty that resides there.
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”), is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life, and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay.
Many of us are living with broken hearts from the personal losses we’ve experienced and the devastation of our Mother Earth. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.
Come break and mend your Kintsugi bowl, and honor the place in you where grief, gratitude, and beauty coexist.