Stillness & Freedom

Seth with cat on porch.2Seth Josephson, is an artist, a scholar, an educator, and many other things. He offers talks, classes, and workshops on assorted topics for teens and adults.

A second-generation Buddhist, Seth has long been involved in the mindfulness and ecology movements in central Ohio. In 2009 he entered graduate school to study religion and later expanded his scope to include an investigation into the history and culture of science and technology. In 2017, he completed his degree requirements and will receive his diploma in Spring of 2018.

Seth has been teaching college classes on religion, cultures of science, and media studies since 2010 (at Ohio State University, Kenyon College, Wittenberg University, and Otterbein University), and has created new interdisciplinary curricula for classes such as “Religions and the Wild” and “Critical Animal Studies.” Seth takes a queer ecofeminist approach to inquiry and works to situate his classes in a meaningful way in the lives of his students.

In about 2012 Seth joined ILLIO (It Looks Like It’s Open) a community arts studio and DIY space in South Clintonville. There, Seth is currently hosting regular meditations, trances, and other events as a part of the Mud Lotus Project, a collaborative effort to cultivate stillness, belonging, and engagement in himself and the world. We meet for an open meditation every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:00 am and every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:00 am all at ILLIO (13 E. Tulane, Columbus, Ohio 43202). Find the Mud Lotus Sangha group on facebook here.

Seth is currently ILLIO’s events director. If you’d like to know more about his other ongoing collaborations at ILLIO, a shared studio in south Clintonville (in Columbus, Ohio), or are interested in renting space there, check out or send Seth a note, here or through facebook at

A musician since his teens, Seth plays drums, ukulele, and flute regularly. Contact him for more info about classes and workshops.

Please follow the contact link and send him a note if you’re interested in learning more about his workshops or if you are a like-minded artist/philosopher looking to connect or collaborate. 🙂

May all beings be well.