Adventures in Consiousness and Art & Creativity workshop

Thursday, March 17th, 2016, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York

Admission FREE

2 presentations:

Adventures in Consciousness 200Adventures in Consciousness

A multimedia presentation exploring the fundamental issues of life and how ancient spiritual themes are applicable in a modern setting. An inspiring look into individual and collective consciousness, and why spirituality is becoming more and more relevant in today’s world.

Presented by Ganapati J. Coleman, PhD, of the Charles Draper Laboratory.


Sri Chinmoy hand paintingArt and Creativity Workshop

Creativity and the Art of Self-Discovery offers fun and engaging hands-on exercises that explore the relationship between meditation and creativity. Expand your creative potential and gain insights into the spiritual dimension of the creative process.
Using meditation and music, unlock the artist within.  No artistic experience necessary.  All art materials supplied.

Presented by San Diego artist Papah Gosline.


Ganapati Coleman

Ganapati Coleman (small).jpgJohn D. Coleman, PhD, is an award winning, innovative, and cross-functional leader with an extensive background of success in application development, medical devices, medical visualization, image and volume processing, biological and computer vision, collaborative telemedicine environments, pattern recognition, and psychophysiology. He has organized, trained, and motivated global teams to achieve ambitious goals in implementing cutting-edge solutions. He has been a Principal Member of the research staff at Charles Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, Director of the Department for Global Visualization Services at Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphic, in Providence, RI, Vice President and Chief Scientist at CyberMDx, Inc. in East Providence, RI, a company he also founded, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Boston University. He received his B.A. ’78 at Harvard University, and Ph.D. ’85 in Electrical Engineering at Brown University. An entrepreneur, he is currently a consultant to researchers at academic and professional institutions in Massachusetts as well as working on a new start-up venture. He has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 30 years and attributes his own success in life to the “deep spiritual grace and influence of this most remarkable teacher and friend

Papaha Gosline

papahaPapaha Gosline has owned and managed a gallery and design studio in San Diego since 2002. After studying with influential top conceptual artists in the 80’s such as Allan Kaprow, Chip Lord, and Phil Cohen he became disillusioned with purely intellectual art making, and began studying with the spiritual master Sri Chinmoy. He soon gained worldwide attention with installations focusing on the spiritual heart. Utilizing children’s toys and art materials his artwork was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, USA today and received substantial TV news and other media coverage.

Papaha has also offered his time and talent to the local community by creating a fundraising concept and art show that donated over $4500 for the San Diego Children’s Hospital, and is the founder of Art Around Adams, an art event that highlights local art in Normal Heights, San Diego. Currently he is focusing on sculptural installation, large scale pastel works and site-specific digital projections.

One of his favorite activities with the Sri Chinmoy Centre is producing stage design, and has designed and built large scale backdrops for concerts and plays throughout the United States and abroad.

“Learning about spirituality with Sri Chinmoy has revealed paths with heart, creativity and fulfillment in my life,” says Papaha.  “Meditating and working with the Sri Chinmoy Centre has been a powerful and enlightening experience for over 30 years.”


Adventures in Consciousness and Art and Creativity are part of the Festival of Meditation and Spirituality taking place in New York City in the month of March, sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre.

For more information, please call (212) 380-8153.

Map of P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium, 166 Essex St:
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