Studio Rubedo Meditation

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Studio Rubedo • a Sanctuary for meditation

a sanctuary for meditation & its practice, transmuting confusion into clarity for the benefit of all

Studio Rubedo, 101 Sable St., Alpena, MI 49707

Studio Rubedo Meditation compliments the work done at Studio Rubedo Art. Each share the same building and mission, but work through different means. Studio Rubedo Meditation focuses primarily on transmuting the mind through meditation and mindfulness practice; Studio Rubedo Art focuses primarily on transmuting matter through a variety of art practices. Each studio, working together for the benefit of all, is an example of interdependence.

Studio Rubedo MEditation

Studio Rubedo Meditation is an integral and complimentary studio space within Studio Rubedo LLC. It seeks to provide the community with a sanctuary for meditation practice, personal development, and general well-being through a variety of programs including, open meditation sessions, individual meditation instruction, weekend retreats, contemplative arts programs, music performances and video screenings.

This is the logo for Studio Rubedo’s Rising Sun Meditation Group. All who join us get a free, logo button pin to support our community.

This is the logo for Studio Rubedo’s Rising Sun Meditation Group. All who join us get a free, logo button pin to support our community.


Studio Rubedo Meditation is host to the Rising Sun Meditation Group, a weekly gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and discussion generated from it. Each session consists of bowing practice, a wide range of meditation practice and instruction, discussion based on meditation and/or selected readings, offerings of music, poetry, art, movement, and personal stories. The group is facilitated by Brian Schorn, and each week different group members are encouraged to lead discussions and meditations based on their own personal interests. All spiritual traditions are welcome. Join us!

Brian Schorn has 13 years of meditation experience including training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, and Shamanism.

brian schorn’s training

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training and Certificate based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (in-process)
teacher: Dave Potter at Palouse Mindfulness

Various workshops with Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron, Anam Thubten Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Lama Willa Miller, Lama Surya Das, John Tarrant Roshi, Joan Sutherland Roshi, Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Tara Brach

Meditating with the Body (based on teachings by Reggie Ray)
teacher: Tami Simon

Mukpo Institute Student Residency at Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center, Barnet, VT
— a 3-month residency in contemplative community living with intense Shambhala study and practice including:

Shambhala Training Level I–III
teacher: Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Taming the Mind
teacher: Robert Lamprey

Abhidharma: Clarifying the Appearances of Mind
teacher: Benoît Côté

Walking the Bodhisattva Path
Acharya Emily Bower

28-day Dathun (a month-long meditation retreat)
teacher: Jenny Bondurant 

Shambhala Art I–III
teachers: Acharya Arawana Hayashi and Marsha Shibata

Authentic Presence Leadership Training
teachers: Acharya Suzann Duquette and Jane Aarthur

Traditional Chinese Qi Gong Level I–II
teacher: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Shambhala Training Level IV–V
teacher: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Emotional Wisdom: The Five Wisdom Energies
teacher: Irini Rockwell

Meditation Instruction
teacher: Acharya Michael Greenleaf

Engaging Wisdom and Compassion (2-day teaching)
teacher: H. H. Dalai Lama

Buddhism and Art
teachers: Gelek Rinpoche, Philip Glass, Bobby McFerrin and Richard Gere

Land Steward Intern Staff at Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, CO
—a 3-month residency of land stewardship and wisdom teachings including:

Shambhala Training Level I
teacher: Adana Barbieri

Mind of Enlightenment
teacher: Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche

Healing Mind
teacher: Tulku Thondup

Journeys of the Soul, Pathways of the Heart
teachers: Paula Givan and Gary Caudill (senior students of Oscar Miro-Quesada, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition)

Lakota Sweat Lodge Ceremony
teacher: Jim Tolstrup

Journey of the Open Heart: (6-month apprenticeship)
teacher: Kate Durda (Foundation for Shamanic Studies)

Shamanism: A Spiritual Practice for Everyday Life
teacher: Kate Durda (Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Shamanic Practice & Weekly Drum Circle
teacher: Gwen Faasen 

Studio Rubedo Meditation SURVEY

Please take a moment to answer the questions below to help Studio Rubedo Meditation develop programs and services that will benefit you the most. Your input is greatly appreciated!

Would you stop in at Studio Rubedo Meditation to meditate during open, public meditation hours?
Would you be interested in taking individual meditation lessons from a certified instructor?
Would you be interested in weekend meditation retreats at Studio Rubedo Meditation?
Would you be interested in learning more about meditation and mindfulness practices in a workshop format?
Are you interested in any of the following contemplative arts practices, and would like to learn more?
Select all that apply.