‘Mindlessness’ – Peter Ribeaux 7 May 2016
Saturday afternoon, 7th May 2016
from 1:30-4:30pm at 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.
The title of this workshop is, of course, a play on the word ‘mindfulness’ and the current popularity of mindfulness as a therapy and method for promoting personal growth. The concept is rich in both paradox and problems with the meanings of words. Alexander wrote of his difficulty with finding appropriate words at the beginning of CCC. An aphorism attributed to Alexander says, “Beware the written word. It may not be understood the way the author meant it to be”. In this workshop we will hopefully have fun negotiating this jungle.
However, the plan is to go beyond words in exploring mindlessness (or even mindfulness?). In doing this we will explore the roles of ‘physical’ and ‘mental’ activity in touch and teaching.