August 2016

News: Studio-mate Zach Reau, has been doing amazing things for the community including excess and education for PrEP and PEP (which reduce the chances of HIV transmission) and coordinating Queer Behavior, including Queer Yoga every Tuesday at ILLIO. This month, Columbus Alive has recognized him as a "person to watch" for 2016. Read more about Zach and what he does here.

Events Upcoming at ILLIO:

Wednesday, August 10th, 8pm
Tim Kaiser (MN) + Doctah X (CMH) + Chalet Endure (CMH) + Meltin' John (CMH)

The Fuse Factory is proud to present experimental electronic musician/electronic contraption and instrument maker Tim Kaiser (MN), along with local electronic musicians Doctah X, Chalet Endure, and Meltin' John. Doors 8pm, suggested donation $5-$10. All ages, BYOB.
To learn more about Tim, please visit his website: 

Friday, August 12th, 8pm
Health & Beauty (CHI) with Ryan Jewell (CMH)

Song for the Owl Concerts is proud to present Chicago-based, three-piece project Health & Beauty, along with Columbus experimental percussionist Ryan Jewell. $5 suggested donation at door. Doors open at 8:30, music at 9:00. All ages, BYOB. To learn more about the event, please visit: 

Saturday, August 13th, 8pm
Tashi Dorji (NC) + Pete Fosco (KY) + Mike Shiflet (CMH)

The Fuse Factory, Song for the Owl Concerts, and Cabin Floor Esoterica are proud to present Asheville, NC-based guitarist Tashi Dorji, along with experimental guitarists Pete Fosco (KY) and Mike Shiflet (CMH). $10 donation. Doors open 8:30, show starts at 9pm sharp. All ages, BYOB. To learn more about the event, please visit:
To learn more about Tashi Dorji, please visit:

Friday, August 19th6:00-9pm 
OPENING: Samādhi, a Heart of Vibrant Silence - an installation by Nathaniel Ober

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“Samādhi, a Heart of Vibrant Silence” is a musical performance without performer, part installation and part meditation. The installation displays a series of autonomous musical instruments composed of ancient and modern technologies forged together to create an environment of sound and vibration. Samādhi can be described as a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation. It is a spiritual state of awareness that can lead to control over the distractions that inhibit our connection to the universe.

Nathaniel Ober is a new media artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 40 group and solo shows. In 2009 he moved to New Delhi, India to become program director of Visual Communication and Interactive Media Design at Raffles Millennium International, later transferring to the Raffles Design Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds an MFA from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Nathaniel Ober will be hosted at ILLIO through the collaboration of Mud Lotus Sangha, the Fuse Factory Digital Arts, and the Ryan Agnew. 

Saturday, August 20th, 10am-8pm
ON VIEW: Samādhi, a Heart of Vibrant Silence - an installation by Nathaniel Ober

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Sunday, August 28th, 10am-12pm
Mud Lotus Sangha: Deep Presence

At this month's Sunday gathering, Sara Provenzale will share thoughts on cultivating "Deep Presence." We will sit in meditation for two 20-minute sessions with walking meditation in between, and will have a period of discussion (in the Dharma-sharing style).

We believe sitting practice should be accessible to everyone, all bodies, body types, and abilities. Folks may stay 5 minutes or the whole time. Participants can feel free to move in whatever way best supports their practice.

Mud Lotus was formed to promote stillness, engagement, and belonging for ourselves and all beings. Co-facilitated by Sara Provenzale and Seth Josephson. Please join us.


Saturday, September 3rd, 4-7pm
Music Improv / Happy Hour

Crack open a beer and join us in a relaxed, supportive environment as we explore the components of great improvisation through a series of fun, performance-based games. 

We break into small groups of two or three, jamming on one concept at a time, then have short discussions about each session. 
Bring an instrument, a small amp if required, and be ready to play, play, play! 

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Sunday, September 11th, 10am-12pm
Mud Lotus Sangha: Acting Without Enemies 

On September 11th, Mud Lotus will host a special gathering to reflect on engaged spiritual action. Sara and Seth will lead a meditation and a conversation on how we can cultivate peace in ourselves so that we can relate to violence and hate in the world without succumbing to it ourselves. While there are many whose actions do harm, we need not think of them as our enemies. Rather, we can cultivate an awareness of the larger systems which create these people and within which we are also embedded.

Mud Lotus was formed to promote stillness, engagement, and belonging for ourselves and all beings. Co-facilitated by Sara Provenzale and Seth Josephson.
Please join us.

Saturday, September 17th
Photography Exhibition: Elizabeth Nihiser

More information to come!

Saturday Sept. 24th, and Sunday Sept. 25th, 9am-5pm
Caryn Diel Workshop: Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health

Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health merges Western and Eastern wisdom to address Pelvic Pain (in women and men) including Infertility, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, urinary urgency, incontinence & burning

Learn ways to approach the physical and emotional symptoms which plague so many. Take charge of your well being and learn to assist your clients to find relief and wholeness. We will be applying basic Chi Nei Tsang techniques and theories.

This course is designed for individuals as well as practitioners. No experience is necessary.

NCBTMB certified for 14 hours of continuing education. Taught by Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute and Universal Healing Tao Instructor.

To Register--Phone: 505-986-0986 or Email:

Learn more about the White Cloud Institute and Caryn Diel's work

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