Los Angeles Oct 2020

  • Los Angeles Oct 2020

Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Los Angeles, CA              

October 30 - November 1, 2020

"Imagination is spiritual perception."     ~ MC Richards

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Process painting shows us that we can let go into our world – into the unfolding, ongoing movement of life itself with all its surprises, delights and challenges. This weekend, we explore the relationship between painting and mindfulness, bringing special attention to using process painting as a tool for deepening awareness.

Join us and discover the courage to trust the spontaneous aspect of your own nature.

Everyone with an interest in exploring the creative process through expressive painting is welcome: no prior experience in painting or meditative practice is required. We’ll all be starting from beginner's mind.

Tuition: $485 | Accommodations or $45 Commuter Fee extra ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 14 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, a video presentation about creativity and the practice of art as process. Scholarships and work exchanges are available.

Discounts & Scholarships

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant. You will receive a $50 discount.

       Bring a Friend: Register with a friend and you'll both get $50 off the tuition! (One of you must be a first-time painter with The Painting Experience.)

Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here

Work Exchange is available. Apply here

Continuing Education Credits

14 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by CAMFT (California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Fee: $25.00


Read more here.

Workshop Schedule

Friday: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lunch Breaks: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel up to two weeks prior to the workshop. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Holy Spirit Retreat Center

4316 Lanai Road, Encino, CA 91436

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Holy Spirit Retreat Center  4316 Lanai Road, Encino, CA 91436

Accommodations & Meals

Accommodations available at Holy Spirit Retreat Center: 

  • Single room with private bath ($90/night)
  • Shared Double with one private bath ($75/night)
  • Commuter Fee: If you're not staying onsite overnight, the commuter fee is $25.

Rooms also may also be available at the Comfort Inn near Warner Center. The Comfort Inn is a 15 minute drive from to Holy Spirit.

We recommend these websites to help you find local accommodations:

Local Lodging: airbnb

Hotels & Motels: trivago

Hotels Near Holy Spirit Retreat Center: Google Maps


The retreat center provides some meals ($15/meal). If you would like to add meals, Please Go Here.

You'll also find numerous restaurants within a short driving distance from Holy Spirit. You may choose to bring a lunch to enjoy outdoors on the lovely retreat center grounds.



Nearby Airport: Hollywood Burbank Airport

Ground Transportation from Burbank


Amtrak / Van Nuys Station is closest, approx 8 miles from Holy Spirit Retreat Center



Greyhound / North Hollywood Station is closest, approx 8 miles from Holy Spirit Retreat Center


Overview: Los Angeles without a car




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