Author Archives: Rhonda Schaller

About Rhonda Schaller

I am an artist, gallerist (on sabbatical), writer, creative mentor and educator. I am the Director, Center of Career & Professional Development and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. I am the author of Called or Not, Spirits are Present, Blue Pearl Press 2009, and Create Your Art Career, Allworth Press 2013. I sat on the board of Directors and Faculty of the New York Feminist Art Institute. I am the co-founder of the Ceres Gallery, NYC; founder of Schaller Jaquish Art Projects, NY, NJ; Director, Create Meditate and co-publisher of Blue Pearl Press along with my husband environmental studies professor and Vedic scholar Dave Jaquish. My artwork is in the permanent collections of the C.EVERETT KOOP INSTITUTE at Dartmouth University The Art of Healing Gallery; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C. - EXIT ART, Reactions collection; MEMORIAL ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, Mail Art collection, and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.

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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Quiet Breath meditation invokes calm

Here is a new breath – mindfulness meditation. Inspired from the beautiful book “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Han – enjoy. It is only 6 minutes long – a great way to start or enhance your practice. Quiet … Continue reading

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Contemplative Practices

So much to report! The new Meditation Incubator class is almost ready to launch – so excited. Putting the finishing touches on the site this month.  It’s 10 weeks with over 33 meditations and visualizations applied to deepening creativity and … Continue reading

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2014 in review

Wanted to share this . Very cool. Have been so busy with grad school, creating contemplative arts curriculum and launching the Meditation Incubator project.  2015 will see more meditative lens applied to words, ideas, and life. Promise. The WordPress.com stats … Continue reading

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Is happiness different than success ?

Have stated teaching creative mind business mind as part of the Meditation Incubator project at Pratt Institute. We’ve been talking a lot about success. Success in life, in work, in finding a sense of meaning within. Is happiness connected to … Continue reading

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Community matters

We can talk all day about the etherial plane and the presence we constellate in breadth. But it is community. It is human. And should not be forgotten. I love the veils and visualize the mantra as I meditate. I … Continue reading

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