Author Archives: Rhonda Schaller

About Rhonda Schaller

Rhonda is a long time meditator, artist and educator teaching visualization, mindfulness and meditation as life and art practices for over 30 years. She is a certified visualization meditation and qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. She is a Visiting Associate Professor and Assistant Vice President for Resilience, Wellness & Well-being at Pratt Institute; founder of the Meditation Incubator project, and a Made in NYC fellow. She chairs the Pratt Resilience, Wellness and Well-being Council, founding chair of the Mindfulness Initiatives in Student Affairs Committee, and Mindful Pratt community. Rhonda was recently awarded a Emily Hall Tremaine Grant for her Mindful Collaboratory project, a national training and study for artists and arts leaders in meditation and mindful community building. She was also awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to bring contemplative and wellbeing pedagogy into faculty teaching and learning at CIT, Ireland. She is the author of Create Your Art Career (2013, Allworth Press), Called or Not, Spirits are Present (2009, Blue Pearl Press), and contributed chapters for The Mindful Eye: Contemplative Pedagogies in Visual Arts Education (2018, Common Wealth Pub) and Starting Your Career in the Fine Arts (2011, Allworth Press). Her artworks are in the permanent collections of Memorial Art Gallery University of Rochester and Dartmouth University's Medical School Art of Healing Gallery.

Fulbright Project: Self Care and Creative Practice

Week 1: Cork City, Ireland I’ve come to Cork, Ireland for 6 weeks to work with the Crawford School of Art and Design, the MTU academics and a variety of Master’s students to learn and discuss how self care can … Continue reading

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Spirit of Meditation .. which path ?

A friend recently asked for advice on which meditation path to choose. She was considering switching to TM or staying with her breath practice. This is a copy of my response, thought it might help others as they ponder their … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in daily life

Every day we breathe. Every day we judge. Every day we are lost and we are found. Moment by moment awareness. It is all one event. Self care is the key. “Mindfulness begins with ourselves. Learning how to generate a … Continue reading

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Just be present

I did an interview for the German Magazine Design Report with freelance writer May-Britt Frank- Grosse about meditation, why it matters, and how the Meditation Incubator Project came about. The English version is below, and she sent me what it looks … Continue reading

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Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry

Beautiful book by Arthur Zajonc (2009) reminds me of what matters on Labor Day. No emails, no phone calls, just quiet study watching the leaves dance as if on springs in the wind, and how all is connected and projected … Continue reading

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