This innovative workshop combines the spiritual science of awareness with the modern art form of freestyle rap. It provides an introduction to freestyle rap from the perspective of the enlightened mind. Blending awareness meditation, Buddhist theory of mind, the energetic signature of language, and tried-and-true rap secrets, this workshop will unleash your inner MC and get you in touch with a deeper part of yourself. Discover the fire in your voice!
The workshop includes:
An explanation of the creative mind from the Buddhist perspective
An awareness meditation designed to awaken participants to the moment and the boundless, bright silence that lies behind all sound
A series of breakout rap sessions, each of which will focus on a different technique that accelerates freestyle energy
A classic cipher to close the event out
The Art of Freestyle is a free event. No prior rap experience is required, but if you have rapped before, get ready to spit fire.
About the Teacher:
Carter Ruff is a rare combination: a Buddhist rapper with a daily meditation practice. A veteran MC with eight years of freestyle rap experience, Carter discovered meditation in 2016 and has been sitting ever since. He has received a formal initiation into the Kaygu lineage of Tibetan Mahamudra and is passionate about using Buddhism's advanced spiritual vocabulary to understand something as modern as rap music.