Shen blog

Wayne's Zeitgeist series: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo; Protest , poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox; and, Bring 'em All In by The Waterboys.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life; I Will Not Die an Unlived Life , poetry by Dawna Markova; Medicine Music by Bobby McFerrin; and Mercy , a violin and piano piece by Max Richter.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist ; the science of Heartbreak; Doorways to the Embodied Self: Eugene Gendlin and the Felt Sense by Marian Sandmaier; Moving On , a stop motion video by Ainslie Henderson; poetry by David Whyte; and five selections of background music.Read more
Jennifer Hilton writes about The Haven's Come Alive program and its transformative potential. “You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the hour of...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: How Emotions are Made: the secret life of the brain , by Lisa Feldman Barrett. A Monster Calls , movie. The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac , poetry by Mary Olliver. Scars to Your Beautiful , music by Alessia Cara.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Remembering the Murder You Didn't Commit , an article by Rachel Aviv. Tangled up in Spacetime , an article by Clara Moskowitz. Walk Off the Earth , music by R.E.V.O.Read more
By Ayala Reznik, from Toronto, ON One month after her residency at The Haven, Ayala Reznik reflects on the experience and influence. Ayala was the 2018 Artist in Residence at The Haven through a program co-sponsored by the Gabriola Arts Council. More about Ayala and her work at and...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Against Empathy by Paul Bloom; Entangled Minds by Dean Radin; poetry by Rashani Réa; The Tobolowsky Files; and, You Gotta Believe , a video by Nina Paley with music by The Pointer Sisters.Read more
As you may recall, Ayala talked about her plans for an Earth Mandala at The Haven in her Shen Blog post of April 26th , as a legacy of her residency and a gift to Gabriola. The project proceeded with great success, thanks to the participation from many of our friends at the Gabriola Arts Council...Read more
Ayala Reznik, on the beach at The Haven chatting about some of her favourite natural creations.Read more