Meditating Into The Natural World

The film “Meditating into the Natural World” speaks to the movement of “slow art” by recognizing the search for “portals” within the environment and global pandemic.

Working with the multiple interpretations of “light”, the film explores the imagined “light” of auras, the “light” of the sun as a life source and the “light” which radiates in spiritual practice.

Savasana meditation (Ava Stone) is performed at the conclusion of each yoga practice. The film is constructed to quiet the mind, open the heart and induce deep relaxation.


Honoured to have my short film "Meditating into the Natural World" selected for The Eastside Culture Crawl’s 8th annual curated film and video series: NATURAL ANALOG/UES, 2021

  • Garrett Andrew Chong
  • Ava Stone
  • Garrett Andrew Chong
  • Ava Stone
    Key Cast
    "Voice-Over Meditation"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Meditative, Moving Art, Short, Short Film, Slow Motion, Nature Documentary, Yoga Meditation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    October 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • The Eastside Culture Crawl’s 8th annual curated film and video series: NATURAL ANALOG/UES.
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    November 8, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Garrett Andrew Chong

A fourth-generation Chinese-Canadian, Garrett Andrew Chong was born in Armstrong, BC, in the early 60’s. He graduated with honours from ECUAD (Emily Carr University of Art and Design) in the mid 80’s. The emotional intelligence of visual imaging developed into an instinctive form of expression for him at a young age.

Over the past 35 years, Garrett’s mixed and multimedia artworks have evolved through spiritual influences; specifically, sacred teachings, Samatha meditation and Hatha yoga. Each of these practices has contributed to the re-alignment of his imagery. Chong’s excursions to his ancestral ruins of China inspired him to continue a spiritual path into sacred places and spaces. Garrett has journeyed through the ancient civilizations of South East Asia, Peru and Mexico, the historical environments of the EU, and the natural wonders of America.

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Director Statement

Examining this interconnection of oneness, a dialogue arises by meditating into the visual art as a portal to heightening our spiritual intelligence. The viewer is invited to conceptualize our majestic world anew; by staying present, by quieting their mind and by reflecting upon our human search for being.