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Local studio to reopen as meditation center

ALPENA, Mich.– In August, we reported that local artist and professor Brian Schorn was closing his art studio. We now have an update on the direction he’s taking his location.

After Studio Rubedo had to close its doors in august, Schorn told us he had big plans for his building. He is now preparing to re–open the building as a place of meditation for anyone in the community. The “HeartMind Center,” as it will be called, will have a meditation parlor, café, lounge, and small boutique. Schorn will also be offering guided meditation based in Buddhist philosophy.

He says he started studying Buddhism to better understand himself after becoming unemployed in the 2007 financial crisis.

“[Buddhism] told me how to train my mind to find a more peaceful, a happier way of living wherein there is the opportunity to let go of things without feeling they have to be a certain way.”

Schorn is currently hosting meditation sessions Saturday mornings at 11, and will also be selling imported tea and incense candles.

He doesn’t yet have an official opening date, but says he’s aiming for the end of the month.