what i'd like to do is set up a fund for artists who contribute to enlightentainment in some way...provide the space and tools...even the living quarters on the art colony grounds...artists could apply for a space or sponsorship of their project...and in return would contribute artwork to enlightentainment...which would promote the artist as well...
integral art is collaborative by nature...as it recognizes in each of our individual art projects the contributions of so many artists around us...
martial arts is the most integral of arts...and as a physical practice way more challenging than that wimpy weightlifting crap...
When we practice, initially, as a basis we control ourselves, stopping the bad actions which hurt others as much as we can. This is defensive. After that, when we develop certain qualifications, then as an active goal we should help others. In the first stage, sometimes we need isolation while pursuing our own inner development; however, after you have some confidence, some strength, you must remain with, contact, and serve society in any field -- health, education, politics, or whatever.
There are people who call themselves religious-minded, trying to show this by dressing in a peculiar manner, maintaining a peculiar way of life, and isolating themselves from the rest of society. That is wrong. A scripture of mind-purification (mind-training) says, "Transform your inner viewpoint, but leave your external appearance as it is." This is important. Because the very purpose of practicing the Great Vehicle is service for others, you should not isolate yourselves from society. In order to serve, in order to help, you must remain in society.
-- by His Holiness the Dalai Lama from The Dalai Lama, A Policy of Kindness, published by Snow Lion Publications
As far as Buddha was concerned, at that point [of his enlightenment] it was
not the message but the implications that were more important. And as
followers of Buddha, we have this approach, which is the idea of
vipashyana, literally meaning "insight." Insight is relating not only with
what you see but also with the implications of it, the totality of the
space and objects around it. Breath is the object of meditation, but the
environment around the breath is also part of the meditative situation.
From "The Way of the Buddha" in THE MYTH OF FREEDOM.