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Basking in Gravity: Indianapolis
The immersive audiovisual yin yoga experience returns to StorageSpace on June 26
🚨UPDATE: As of Friday June 23 at 12:15pm ET we are SOLD OUT🚨
Basking in Gravity
Monday June 26, 2023
121 E 34th Street Indianapolis, IN
suggested donation: $10
Basking in Gravity is an opportunity to explore our relationship with one of the fundamental forces of the universe. This art/mindfulness experience combines elements of audiovisual installation and participatory performance with yin yoga and sitting meditation. It’s a practice of finding equanimity in discomfort as gravity pulls our bodies home to the dirt, overwhelming false binaries, and expanding mental and corporeal boundaries in the process.
Daniel “Cosmic Chambo” Chamberlin uses his experience as an artist, Zen student, yoga teacher, and former emergency medical responder to lead practitioners through 90 minutes of non-self improvement meditation and slow-and-low yin yoga practice. Basking in Gravity takes place in an immersive audiovisual environment that includes slow-moving organic video projections and “heavy mellow” audio. Based on Chamberlin’s weekly Inter-Dimensional Music FM broadcast, the soundtrack builds from contemplative drone, spiritual jazz, dub, and ambient music to a crescendo of cosmic metal.
We are super excited to bring this experience back into the physical realm. This StorageSpace happening also marks the beginning of the first Basking in Gravity North American tour, with soon-to-be announced events in Taos, New Mexico; and Los Angeles, California. Our trek concludes on July 22 with Basking in Gravity in Berkeley, California at The Alembic, an experimental meditation center organized in part by longtime friend and supporter Erik Davis.
Basking in Gravity is intended to be accessible to all bodies and experience levels. In the interest of accommodating epidemiologically vulnerable practitioners, these sessions are only open to vaccinated individuals. Further COVID-19 precautions are subject to change.
Due to limited space and social-distancing considerations, pre-registration is required.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience to reserve your space for the Indianapolis event, or with any questions.
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Find more information about Basking in Gravity at danielchamberlin.com.
If you know anyone who might find value or otherwise enjoy Void Contemplation Tactics, Basking in Gravity, or Inter-Dimensional Music, please pass this newsletter along. It means a lot to me!
Word of mouth is my primary form of promotion. My reach is limited on social media, which I’m increasingly convinced is a good thing. As Dōgen's teacher told him, “You don't have to collect many people like clouds. Having many fake practitioners is inferior to having a few genuine practitioners. Choose a small number of true persons of the way and become friends with them.”
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Thanks and praises for the encouragement, support, and information that has contributed to the realization of this sometimes intimidating project to Erik Davis, The Alembic, Whitney Joiner, Drew Stuart, Chris Hillen, The Regers, The McGuires, The Mendels, Gretchen Larsen, Karl Erickson, Mark Perretta, Maura Jasper, Erin Williams, John Melvin, Lincoln Rhodes, The Indianapolis Zen Center, Amy Peddycord, Jole Kelly, Neil from Online, Rae Mondo, Ben Sutphin, Danielle Joy Graves, Nick Witten, StorageSpace, Spiros Antonopoulos, Rich Awn, Psychedelic Sangha, Niko, Cameron Stallones, Nora Brank, Muncie Arts and Culture Council … and Rachel Buckmaster-Chamberlin, whom I truly adore.
Also big gratitude to everyone who subscribes, lurks, shares, comments on, listens to, reads, or otherwise engages with the Vøid Contemplation Tactics newsletter + all the wonderful people who I may have left out who have attended or hosted previous Basking in Gravity or Lay Your Body Down sessions.
“Twisted Roots” yin logo by Lucas Korte @shoggothkinetics.
To be very clear, Basking in Gravity is not intended as a “bad trip” experience in any way, shape, or form. The heavy music – metal and otherwise – included in this project is, for me anyway, a cathartic aesthetic experience. It is metal that acknowledges the suffering that connects us, rather than the cruelty that divides us. Or more likely it’ll be a song about the sky or mountains or something else immense, such this tune about a pretty sunset.