Bowers Programs

Embodied Sonic Meditation Workshop with Jiayue Cecilia Wu


Facilitated by Prof. Jiayue Cecilia Wu, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A.

This workshop includes a series of physical and mental activities that were formalized by the ancient Tibetan contemplative traditions that unify the body and mind at the present moment, using sound arts as the training vehicle. Different breathing techniques, grounding and centering techniques, and high energy inducing techniques will be introduced and practiced. A brief introduction of the Embodied Sonic Meditation concepts and how to combine this practice with art aesthetics will be presented. Following this, the facilitator will invite participants to improvise with her and transform together with our voice, music instruments, and body-mind connections. Through a mindful, cheerful, contemplative and interactive workshop, the facilitator hopes to deepen a sensibility of sonic awareness through the body, our sense of presence, and being joyfully included.

Following the workshop, participants will be invited to view Jiayue Cecilia Wu's art on display in the Grand Galleria, where the Sacred Realms exhibition is located. 

Location: John M. Lee Court

Ticketed Event: Members $15 | General $20 | Please wear comfortable shoes and pants for this session. 

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

About the facilitator: 

Prof. Jiayue Cecilia Wu, Ph.D. is a composer, performer, music technologist, and meditator who has 22 years of experience in sonic meditation, mindfulness meditation, and Tibetan Buddhist practices. She has been receiving precious Tibetan Buddhist teachings from the Jonang, Nyingma, and Kagyu traditions with the H. H. 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the voluntary Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, Tulku Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche, and Chakme Rinpoche since 2001. Her father is a lineage holder of the Chinese Zhaobao Taichi practice. Since 2017, she has been teaching sonic meditation and wholistic music healing courses using sensing technology and creative coding methods at R1 universities, such as the University of California, the University of Colorado, Oregon State University, York University, and New York University.



Event details

May 4, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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