Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2: Coming to Your Senses & Seeing Things as They Are

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Liza Matthews

October 20th—October 22nd (2017) -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $175 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Shambhala Art Parts One and Two:

Coming to Your Senses and Seeing Things as They Are.


Art refers to all the activities of our life, including any artistic disciplines that we practice.  It refers not only to the formal practice of art, but to the artistry of life itself—our whole being.”

Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

The Shambhala Art teachings explore the creative process from the perspective of a meditative discipline. Drawing from the teachings on the creative process developed by Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Shambhala Art Program provides an opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to explore creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of life. These teachings are about discovery and the universal nature of creativity and communication.

The Shambhala Art Program is taught in five parts. This program will offer the first two parts:

Part One: Coming to Your Senses.

 The creative process requires that we first perceive our world as it is before we can represent it in some form or use it as a launching pad for expression.  Meditation helps this process by clarifying our perceptions, relaxing our relentless self-dialoguing, and revealing the source of creativity.  


Part Two: Seeing Things as They Are

Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Through meditation we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are.  We discover that everything has a felt presence to it as well as a thought sense that we bring to it.