Welcome to MuZen Mindful Creative Theater and Circle Up For The Earth: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY 2018 July 7 • 1pm, Northampton, Mass We had a wonderful time this year Thank you Everyone! Here is a link to the front page article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette: Interdependence Day 2018
We took to the streets!
From the North & South we come From the East & West we all are one, Held in the arms of our mother earth, air, fire, water This is the world we love from the earth to the sky above It's in our hands across the lands to listen to the call of LOVE Listen to the Call of LOVE! (song by Beth Fairservis) North/ Earth/4 legged creatures/Green/White Hungry Ghost Bakery on State St East/Air/Birds/Yellow County Court House front lawn South/Fire/Humans/Red Behind Thornes Market Place West/Water/Water Creatures Forbes Library Lawn If you want to carry a puppet or banner Contact Beth Here
MuZen is passionate about Mindfulness, Music, Puppets and Activism. We make puppets -- from giant ones pulled on wheeled carts, to small, delicate paper beings. We have traveled all across Western Mass to city halls, streets and festivals expressing the truth about Climate Change, and the need to transform our "way of life" from a consumption based society to a world defined by the core values of loving kindness, peace, equality and sustainability.
Our work is dependent on the generous donations of our friends and sponsors. If you would like to become a Sponsor you can go to our Patreon site here.
MuZen believes that humanity must remember our roots as people of the earth. We are deeply grateful to the surviving indigenous communities of our planet who model a harmonious relationship with all of nature.
We call upon the wisdom of our spiritual teachers, the Buddha in particular, who taught that the way we see the world is deeply influenced by the stories we weave in our minds, and as we tune our minds, calm our emotions, and find peace in our bodies, we naturally evolve a compassionate society where we relate with all beings and the earth itself with equality and respect.
Our theater practices seek to guide both players and audience members to experience innately the truth of our interdependent existence. Our street theater attempts to bring about something beyond direct protest. We seek to illuminate the big picture: the elements, history, personal responsability, and the truth of the suffering we see on earth.
Creativity can illuminate and therefore transcend the dualism of right and wrong, and illuminate a path which is fun and inspiring. We draw inspiration from the Zen Peacemakers who follow the Three Tenets: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, & Taking Creative Action.
At MuZen we add creativity to our action. We feel that making art is an essential, natural gift of being human, which is to be creative!