Photo credit Allyson Huntsman
Photo credit Allyson Huntsman
Photo credit Allyson Huntsman
Photo credit Allyson Huntsman

Dimensions Variable

Saturday, May 01, 2021
6:00 pm
Moody Center for the Arts
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Let's celebrate Spring and the arts!
Join the Moody for Dimensions Variable, a free, in-person public event, celebrating the transformative power of the arts. Featuring a great variety of programs, the event will allow visitors to explore different ways to connect body and mind, and take a break from our fast-paced world.

Featuring meditation sessions, a crystal bowl presentation, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and an outdoor live-sound music performance, this special event will allow to practice mindfulness, and contemplation in the presence of art. In addition, a reflecting pool outside the Moody will allow visitors to place floating lights on the water, creating a personal and collective moment of remembrance, reflection, and offering.

The galleries will be open for guests to experience the Moody’s spring exhibition Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration, acknowledging the continuing creative impact that the interreligious space has on artists.

Space is limited and COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.

Advance Registration is required. Some of the programs will require an additional sign-up.

Schedule of events:

4PM - 6PM on the Patio:

Immersive Music with DJ Sun

Floating Lanterns on Reflecting Pool


4:05PM: Crystal Singing Bowls with Kristine Hari Shabad (Lois Chiles Theater)

4:15PM: Japanese Tea Ceremony with Urasenke Houston (Room 237)

4:30PM: Guided Meditation: Calming with Anne C. Klein (Room 205)


5:05PM: Crystal Singing Bowls with Kristine Hari Shabad (Lois Chiles Theater)

5:15PM: Japanese Tea Ceremony with Urasenke Houston (Room 237)

5:20PM: Guided Meditation: Kindness with Anne C. Klein (Room 201)

Anne C. Klein is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Rice University, with a focus on Buddhism, and a founding director of Dawn Mountain, a center for study and practice in Tibetan BuddhismUrasenke Houston strives to bring the Japanese Tea Ceremony - also known as a Chado - an important component of Japanese culture, to the Houston area, through classes and cultural events. Kristine Hari Shabad is the founder of The Sound Path, which seeks to help people restore the natural flow of energy in the body so they can express their true self.